Perhaps you have heard of ham radio operators assisting in times of natural disaster (fires, floods, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes). But did you know that there are over 150 licensed ham radio operators in Moore county? Amateur radio has the unique capability to provide communications when no other means are available. For reliable, alternative communications or an enjoyable hobby, take a look at amateur/ham radio.
Moore County has an active amateur radio club, the Moore County Amateur Radio Society (MOCARS). Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 7:00p.m. at the Health Department, 705 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage NC. Meetings are open to all interested, you do not have to be a ham to attend. This months meeting will focus on planning for participation in the Carthage Buggy Festival Saturday May 12, 2018 and our major activity ARRL Field Day June 23-24, 2018 at Cannon Park, Pinehurst NC. Multiple ham radio communications stations will be active and available for visitor use. Periodic licensing exams are held the third Saturday of odd months at 9:00am, also at the Health Department.
For further information visit the Club website at www.mocars.org or contact James Johnson at 910-400-3019. Come join us in an exciting, lifelong activity. When all other forms of communications fail, ham radio is there.