About Us

The Amateur Radio Club of UNC Charlotte is a student interest group whose purposes are to educate students, faculty, and staff in becoming licensed amateur radio operators, provide the local community with emergency communications, and to foster fellowship within the amateur radio community. This is registered student organization on the campus of UNC Charlotte.

Information

Repeater

We have a repeater on the roof of the Atkins Library broadcasting on frequency 442.650MHz (+5MHz) PL 88.5 In/Out. We stress that you must be an FCC Licensed Operator (or hold a comparable authorization) to access our repeater.

Meetings

We meet monthly at a predesignated time and place. Check below or on our NinerEngage page for meeting announcements. Any undergraduate, graduate, alumni, or faculty/staff may attend the meetings. No RSVP is required.

Contact

The easiest way to contact us is though the repeater. You can also contact us by emailing [email protected]. More contact options can be found once you have logged into our NinerEngage page.

Planned Events

Monthly Meeting

The Amateur Radio Club will be having their monthly meeting. Check below for event details.

  • School Event
  • No Transportation
  • No RSVP
Charlotte Hamfest

The Amateur Radio Club will be attending the Charlotte Hamfest in Concord, NC. Subject to change.

  • School Event
  • No Transportation
  • No RSVP
Monthly Meeting

The Amateur Radio Club will be having their monthly meeting. Check below for event details.

  • School Event
  • No Transportation
  • No RSVP

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur Radio is a hobby enjoyed across the nation and the world. One of the primary purposes of Amateur Radio is emergency preparedness—if a natural disaster occurs, often the only available form of communication is via radio. Amateur Radio Operators aid in this by supplying necessary communications as a public service.

How do I get involved?

The easiest way to get involved with our club is to come to a meeting! If you cannot make our regular meetings, you can also send an email to [email protected] or contact us though our repeater.

How can I get my license?

Getting your license is relatively straightforward and often times the easiest method is to memorize the test questions. Our favorite practice exam is located here. For assistance with studying or recommendations, you can contact the club and we will be happy to assist!

How do I join this club?

This club is open to all UNC Charlotte students, alumni, faculty, and staff. In order to join, apply on NinerEngage or email us. You are not required to have a radio license to join. We may also have events that the general public may attend.

When all else fails... Amateur Radio