ASSET/INVENTORY COMMITTEE

The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. is fortunate to have assets related to amateur radio for the enjoyment of licensed amateurs as well as to use in the promotion and education of the hobby to non-licensed persons.  With such assets, it is imperative to maintain up to date documentation of such assets.

Asset/Inventory Committee Co-Directors
Earl Welsh – KG4HIQ
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS

Committee Members
Howard Weeks – K5JCP
Richard Sturgis – KR4XN
John Crawford – W4QK

 

CHAPLAIN/VISITATION COMMITTEE

The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. members care about each other and offer comfort and support through all stages of life.

The Chaplain/Visitation Committee has the responsibility of counselling amateurs and their family members during times of need along with providing notification and updates to fellow amateur radio operators on the status of fellow members all within a professional and courteous manner.

Chaplain/Visitation Committee Co-Directors
Doyle Windham – WE4GW
Richard Sturgis – KR4XN

Committee Members
Dick Embry – KD4CK

 

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE

As with any organization it is imperative the organization to live and grow.  With growth, an organization must update the documentation regarding the structure and operations.

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee is responsible for ensuring such structure and operations are adhered to as specified by the constitution and bylaws of the organization.  The committee is also responsible for making updates and presenting to the members for consideration and approval.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Co-Directors
Jim Cunningham – KV4YA
Steve Clayborn – KJ4FSX

Committee Members
Earl Welsh – KG4HIQ
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS
Carmen LaPierre – K4EQQ
Pete LaPierre – K1OYQ
James Richardson – AH6IW
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR

 

FIELD DAY COMMITTEE

The Field Day Committee is responsible for planning and executing all aspects of the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. Field Day operations.

Field Day Committee Co-Directors (2020)
Randall Blumberg – KN4FYG
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR

Field Day Committee Members (2020)
Jim Cunningham – KV4YA
Cindy Cunningham – KM4DBA
Dan Marshall – N1ADM
Eric Cagle – KK4ZHT
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS
Bill Clark – WK4F
Pete LaPierre – K1OYQ
Robert McManus – KN4KQJ
Shannon Covington – KK4MED
Steven Kitchings – KN4RVU

 

FUND RAISING COMMITTEE

As with most hobbies a significant amount of monetary funds are needed to promote amateur radio.

The Fund Raising Committee is responsible for developing and executing creative ways to raise funds which both assist in the outreach to non-amateurs as well as help us promote amateur radio to those who are interested in the hobby.

Fund Raising Committee C0-Directors
Earl Welsh – KG4HIQ
Drew Brejda – KA5VLY

Members
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR

 

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Harlem, a city within Columbia County, GA is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy.  The City of Harlem hosts the Oliver Hardy Festival every year on the first Saturday of October.  The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County (ARCCC), Inc. enjoys participating in this festival by hosting an information booth about amateur radio and the club, as an outreach to those who are not amateur radio operators.

Oliver Hardy Festival Committee Co-Directors
Shannon Covington – KK4MED  (information booth)
Dan Marshall – N1ADM  (special event station W4O)

Committee Members
Samantha Clayborn – KM4NSF
Eric Cagle – KK4ZHT
Jim Pruitte – KN4LCJ

 

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Promoting amateur radio is a tremendous effort in the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc.

The Outreach Committee is responsible for exploring and coordinating all ARCCC, Inc. outreach initiatives which ultimately increases interest in the amateur radio hobby.

Outreach Committee Co-Directors
Jim Cunningham – KV4YA
Dan Marshall – N1ADM

Members
Shannon Covington – KK4MED
Cindy Cunningham – KM4DBA
Cameron Cunningham – KM4DBB
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR

 

PRESENTATION COMMITTEE

Constant exposure to all aspects of technology is imperative for us to maintain continuous education.  The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. is committed to conducting presentations at the general meetings which help us all learn.  Presentations may be 15, 30 or 60 minutes in duration.  If you have an idea for a presentation or would like to present a topic to our members please let us know by contacting us here.

Presentation Committee Director
Vacant – Please Apply Here

Committee Members
All Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. Members

 

REPEATER COMMITTEE

The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. operates several repeaters for the enjoyment of amateur radio operators as well as for use during emergencies/disasters.

The Repeater Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the repeaters.  The Committee is also responsible for investigating new technologies and researching best practices.

Repeater Committee Co-Directors
Howard Weeks – K5JCP
Earl Welsh – KG4HIQ

Committee Members
Richard Sturgis – KR4XN
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS
Tom Jackson – KM4LLO
Eric Cagle – KK4ZHT

 

VOLUNTEER EXAMINER COMMITTEE

The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. is proud of the Volunteer Examiners who give back to the hobby by giving their time to help expand the number of licensed amateur radio operators.

The Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. sponsors VE Testing on the second Saturday of Odd numbered Months.  The testing sessions are held at the H2U Building located at 1305 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA  30909 which is behind Doctors Hospital.  Click here for specific details on the testing location.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Volunteer Examiner Team, please contact us here.

Volunteer Examiner Committee Co-Directors
Shannon Covington – KM4MED (VEL)

Committee Members
Joel Breakstone – K1CQ
Walter Brumbeloe – W4EFS
John Crawford – W4QK
Jim Cunningham – KV4YA
Cindy Cunningham – KM4DBA
Ray Gannaway – KJ4HZ
Carmen LaPierre – K4EQQ
Pete LaPierre – K1OYQ
Rick McKnight – KJ4OHL
Jerry Miller – WA4NHJ
Richard Sturgis – KR4XN
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR
Doyle Windham – WE4GW

 

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

One of the most popular methods of the world’s view of the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County, Inc. is through this website.  Communication is paramount when it comes to performing any task and we hope to eliminate any questions through the information provide on our website.

The Website Committee is responsible for maintaining the content on the website and ensuring credibility and accuracy.

Website Committee Co-Directors
Rusty Welsh – KG4HIR
Eric Cagle – KK4ZHT

Committee Members
Jim Cunningham – KV4YA
Mike McCoy – K4ECL