Welcome to the website of the mecklenburg amateur radio society, an active affiliate club of the american radio relay league (). Based in charlotte, nc, the club has been serving amateur radio operators, or hams, in mecklenburg county and the surrounding areas since it was founded in 1949. We are incorporated in north carolina as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As packet radio use and the number of nodes exploded, frequency coordination came. So get yourself a 220 radio, or build the 220 fm radio kit and meet me over there. Regular club meetings are reserved for all about ham radio while trying to keep club. The mecklenburg amateur radio society clubroom is located in the red cross. The mecklenburg amateur radio society became an incorporated organization on. The mecklenburg amateur radio society (mars) is an active club with activities in public service, aresnc auxcomm, field days, and many other aspects of ham radio. Mars was founded in 1949 and involves hams in mecklenburg county nc as well as much of the greater charlotte region. W4bfb - mecklenburg amateur radio society of charlotte, north carolina is a large,. Mecklenburg county (ares) is comprised of fcc licensed amateur radio operators who have voluntarily registered their capabilities and equipment for public service communications. Under federal regulations, amateur radio operators cannot receive compensation of any kind for providing public service communications. The mecklenburg amateur radio society will base its operations at the park on wilgrove, 7750 jim harper ln, mint hill, nc 28227. Radio operators will spend the next 24 hours contacting stations throughout america and canada as they would if there was a need to relay important information on behalf of our served agencies such as the american red. Mecklenburg amateur radio society in charlotte, reviews by real people. Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about whats great and not so great in charlotte and beyond. Overview mecklenburg amateur radio society, incorporated operates as a non-profit corporation under company sosid number 0093416.