W4FAR Repeater: 145.37 MHz (-) 94.8 CTCSS - W4FAR DMR Repeater: 440.5375 (+)


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Welcome to the Foothills Amateur Radio Club website.


An ARRL affiliated club

Serving Wilkes County, NC and the surrounding areas, The Foothills Amateur Radio Club welcomes you to our group!

Feel free to look around and register for our forum.  You can also find information on the club's repeaters, our friendly monthly meetings, the local Wilkes County ARES chapter and future, current and past activities. Enjoy!

 FARC 2018

The Foothills Amateur Radio Club at Field Day 2018
Credit photo: Mrs. Carroll Lowe

 Serving the Wilkes County, NC area, including Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and the surrounding communities with two repeaters:

Our W4FAR VHF on 145.370 mHz and our W4FAR DMR UHF on 440.5375 mHz

For more information, please check out our repeaters / nets page.

Press Release

2015 Winner of the Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award Announced

The Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award was instituted in 1968 by then Roanoke Division Director Vic Clark, W4KFC. Vic intended the award to be recognition for a long history of significant and consistent contributions to Amateur Radio. The amateur selected would have, over the years, dedicated much of his or her time to Amateur Radio and the ARRL.

Nominations for the award were solicited in late 2015. The selection committee is comprised of past award recipients, and the administration of the award is done by the Roanoke Division Director.
Out of a field of five very worthy candidates, one clearly received the majority of the votes.

Congratulations to our 2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award winner:

David M. Ritter ND4MR of North Wilkesboro, NC.

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award winner!


2015 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award winner, ND4MR in Charlotte

 Credit photo: K3VSA






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