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About the club

The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club was organized by a small number of St. Louis area Hams in 1973. Some of the original charter members are still active in the club today. The Club has over 100 members.

Over the past 40+ years, SCARC members have gladly donated their time by providing reliable communications for many entertainment and charitable events. These include the ADA Bike-A-Thon, Festival St. Louis, St. Louis Scottish Games, Tartan Day celebration, 100 Acre Wood Rally and St. Louis Marathon, just to name a few.

2023 marks our Golden Anniversary as a club. Look for announcements of special activities celebrating the event in 2023.

Members of SCARC are also trained weather spotters who provide observations to both the National Weather Service and the St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency during times of severe weather.

There are over 660,000 Amateur Radio operators in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world. Ham volunteers provide emergency communications for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Citizens’ Corps, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and thousands of state and local agencies all for free!

Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings, and anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to join the club, whether currently licensed or not.