Our upcoming no charge amateur radio exams are as follows:
- 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 2/05 10:00 AM
- 129 N Main Street Wendell, NC 27591 2/05 1:00:PM
- 2813 Banks Road, Raleigh NC 27603 2/17 10:00 AM
Our Raleigh location requires registration due to limited parking. We prefer that you register for all the exams. Please register at our Study tips and registration page.
For no charge amateur radio exams in your area visit Laurel VEC
Join the Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts on our Membership Registration page.
Amateur Radio Workshop
March 12, 2022
You are invited to bring your questions and equipment to the Amateur Radio Workshop to be held at the Fellowship of Christ church building , 1788 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511 This is between Cary Parkway and Tryon Road. Please bring any needed programming cables and hardware for you radio.
In addition to being available to assist you in programming your radio a qualified engineer with a portable RF test lab will be on site. For best result bring any associated hardware for items to be tested.
A lunch will be catered by the Triangle Torah Fellowship
Please register for the workshop and indicate if you will be with us for lunch.
The workshop is March 12, 2022 12:00 Lunch Workshop 1:00 PM
Please register at Amateur Radio Workshop.
We hold a weekly net
Every Sunday night at 7:00 PM we hold our Five County Net on the Carolina 440 system.
The Five County net is held each Sunday at 7:00 PM. The topic of the net is checkin driven meaning If you have any topic of interest to the ham radio or other hobbies you may bring it up. Net control may restrict any topic and topics must be compliant with the repeater trustee and fcc regulations. We hope new and old amateur radio operators check in and volunteer for net control.
Carolina 440 consist of 14 Repeaters are on the Raleigh Carolina 440 UHF Link System full time covering over 45,000 square miles of mobile coverage. In addition to the RF Linked repeaters *Expandable coverage using IRLP, AllStar and EchoLink are available.
FCHRE Speakers Bureau
FCHRE is offering a speakers bureau. Our members can offer a variety of topics in amateur radio from getting your amateur radio license to using your computer with your radio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks on the Air Activation
A couple of our members practiced their amateur radio skills by setting up their radio at a local campground see the story POTA Activation 2021 Raven Rock
FCHRE Participates in JOTA 2021
Take a look at this video of our activities. It includes a look at deploying a dipole with a potato gun and a scout talking to Germany!
In The News
East Wake Television featured Amateur Radio on a recent video. You may recognize a couple of our members.
Sky1 interviewed the FCVET at JARSFEST.