Welcome to the Columbus Amateur Radio Club (W4CVY). We are located in Columbus, Georgia. We hope you find these pages interesting and informative, whether you are currently a licensed ham or are considering testing for your license.

On these pages you'll note information on our club and its activities in particular and ham radio in general.

Hams are always ready to share their experiences with others and members of CARC are no different. If you are looking for information about amateur radio and you don't find it on these pages, don't hesitate to ask us.

We hope to see you at one of our monthly CARC meetings (2nd Thursday of the month, usually at the main public library on Macon Road), frequent activities, Friday lunches, and to hear you on the air!

Questions? info@w4cvy.org

Facebook: Facebook.com/W4CVY

Twitter: Twitter.com/W4CVY


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Membership is open to anyone interested in amateur radio.

You can download a fillable membership application and use the donate link above to pay your dues.

Please email your completed form to secretary@w4cvy.org.

Contact info@w4cvy.org for more information.

Upcoming Events
  • October 2, 2021 10:00 AM License Exam Session
    Cooper Creek Park, Columbus, GA.
    Pre-registration required with K4BLL@arrl.net. See the testing page.
  • October 2, 2021 11:00 AM Fall Tailgate Gathering. Bring the Family.
    Cooper Creek Park, Columbus, GA.
    Dogs, burgers & drinks provided. Bring a side or desert.
  • October 14, 2021 6:30 PM VIRTUAL Monthly Club Meeting (arrive as early as 6:15)
    Live or virtual TBD. Watch the email reflector and listen to nets.
    email: info@w4cvy.org for login info.
  • Wednesdays: 8:00 PM
    Chattahoochee Valley Net 146.880 (-) (123.0Hz) **See Repeater Page**

Click the calendar link for more

Want to learn about ham radio?

Want to learn more about ham radio, electronics, antennae, RF and more?
These books can be checked out from the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries here in Columbus! Check the library web site for availability.

  • The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
    (**beginners start with this one!)
  • The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs
  • The ARRL Antenna Book
  • The ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio
  • The ARRL General Class License Manual for Ham Radio
  • The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2017
  • The ARRL RFI Book
  • The ARRL Satellite Handbook