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The Carteret County Amateur Radio Society operates on the W3ENK and the K4GRW repeaters located on the 300 foot tower beside WalMart in Morehead City.  The club also owns and maintains a DMR repeater, and the New Bern Amateur Radio Club maintains a 6-meter repeater on the site.  North Carolina's first FM talk station, WTKF 107.1 is located at the repeater site and exclusively offers "The Average Joe Morning Show".  WZED broadcasts from the tower on 105.9 on your FM dial.  WZED is a low-power station, broadcasting 255 watts in the Morehead City area with commercial-free oldies and soft rock 24/7.  The site also hosts the Carteret County Emergency Services repeater.    

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Carteret County Amateur Radio Society Repeater Maintenance

Carteret County Amateur Radio Society Field Day 2022

CCARS Field Day 2022 began with breakfast at Cox Family Restaurant in Morehead City and moved to the Town Park in Newport by 11am.  CCARS members set up the emergency coms trailer as well as their personal ham radio gear.  Interesting set-ups included solar powered ham rigs, several Morse operators, HF radio operations, Winlink operations, 2 meter and 70 cm operations, DMR operations, and several field expedient antennas.  Events throughout the day included making contacts with people in other areas of North Carolina, in other states, and even other countries.  Notable logged contacts during the day included King Juan Carlos of Spain (EA0JC) and a U.S. Navy submarine in the Atlantic.

Lunch was hot dogs and cheeseburgers, chips, banana pudding, watermelon, and various other finger foods. We had many visitors  and families who came out to learn more about amateur radio, and we earned four new club members during the day.

Field Day 2022 Videos

By Anthony Jones, KD3Y

By Richard Parrot,  KM6DH
By Richard Parrot, KM6DH