Single Member Dues - $20 per year
Family Dues - $25 per year (covers all family members)
Dues are pro-rated after June
Voluntary Repeater Dues
The suggested amount is $5 per month, or $60 annually.
The actual amount, higher or lower, is up to you, and again, this is a voluntary donation.
Dues may be paid at the meetings or submitted by mail.
If submitting by mail, please send your dues to us at
Thomasville Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 6776
Thomasville, Ga. 31758-6776
Officers for 2013 can be found on this page
TARC is an active part of the communities we serve and we are proud that our membership includes “Hams” from a number of counties in South Georgia and North Florida, making us more of a regional group, than one confined to just one town.
We are affiliated with the ARRL and have been a “Special Service Club” for a number of years.
One of the hallmarks of our group is the close family atmosphere we strive to attain. We want our families to be comfortable in attending club functions, whether they are licensed or not. We work towards having fun in anything we do, and the number of family members who have also sought licenses indicate we are reaching the goal of having the entire family licensed, so they can also be part of the fun of Amateur Radio.
Our monthly meetings are usually on the first Saturday, barring holidays, and are in the Social Hall at Morningside Methodist Church at 2007 Smith Avenue. The time is 6:30pm.
We have close ties through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) with Emergency Management Authorities in 32 Southwest Georgia counties, and we stand ready to supplement local and statewide communications for them in times of emergency. We currently have a permanent station at Archbold Memorial Hospital, WX4AMH, which activates whenever the hospital requests help.
We offer both instructional classes twice a year, in February and August. We also have a Volunteer Examiner Team, which offers test sessions once a month so that anyone wanting to test has access to a test session that is close by.
Many of our members also keep the “Elmer” tradition alive by making themselves available to any Hams, new or old, who need assistance in setting up antennas or complete stations.
The club has five voice repeaters, which are coordinated through SERA (South-East Repeater Association). They include the 147.06 machine, located at the FEMA facility, the 146.865 and 442.00 machines, both at the Thomas County EOC, the 147.24 machine located in Boston, and the 147.195 wide area repeater in Metcalf.
All our machines have 141.3 tones, with the exception of the 147.06 repeater, which has no tones.
We are also caretakers for three D-Star repeaters located at Archbold hospital, and have also been given permission to use the 145.17 and 443.00 (PL-100.0) machines in Reno for club activities.
The club has 3 weekly nets which are open to anyone wanting to take part. The “Thursday Night Net” at 8pm local every Thursday is a club net. It’s held on the 147.195 repeater, which has a PL tone of 141.3 Hz. The SW District ARES Net follows it on Thursday night at 9pm on the 145.17 Repeater (also has a 141.3 tone).
We also have a Kid’s Net on Tuesday nights at 8pm on the 145.17 Repeater.
The third Thursday of the month adds an HF Weather Net on 3.975 MHz. at 7:30pm, immediately following the Georgia SSB Net.
The Club newsletter, The Reflector is available on the Internet for anyone, member or non-member, to read and enjoy.
For club by-laws, click here. Will open in a new window.
The current membership roster can be downloaded by clicking here. It is part of the master spreadsheet, which also contains frequency lists and other club data. If you have trouble opening the spreadsheet, which is an excel file, please try right clicking and use “save as” or “save target as” command in your browser.