Calhoun, Georgia is the home of the Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society. Organizing in 1996, then in 1998 wishing to associate ourselves with the national organization the (ARRL) American Radio Relay League we became an affiliated club. Due to our service to the public and the many other activities the club participates in we hold the honor as a (SSC) Special Service Club of the ARRL.
We welcome all Amateurs and those interested in the Amateur Radio Service to join our group. The club offers Full, Family, and Associate membership. We hold monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month. During these meetings we try to offer information and training in a mode or interest to the Amateur Radio Operator.
Our (VE) Volunteer Examiners group holds testing sessions on a regular basis so that Operators may upgrade their license or new operators may be added to the hobby.
The club hosts an Annual Hamfest held at the Sugar Valley Community Center on the fourth Saturday in the month of April. This is a time of fellowship, trading, and buying new or used equipment either from our guest dealers or from those set up in our tailgating area.
Many of our members participate in the (ARES) Amateur Radio Emergency Service program. We support our local Gordon County Emergency Management Agency when needed. In times of severe weather members come together to form a local weather net in support of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, GA. We also participate in the annual Field Day held the last full weekend in the month of June.
The club repeater operates under the club call sign of K4WOC on the frequency of 443.675+ tone 100. The K4WTD repeater 146.685- tone 167.9 linking with the club repeater provides great coverage over the Calhoun/Gordon County and surrounding areas. Also the KJ4JJX system operating at 224.520- tone 100 and 224.940- tone 100 are part of the club’s repeater system.