Welcome to JARS!

The Johnston Amateur Radio Society was formed in September of 1975. The “JARS” group has come a long way in its 40 year history. A monthly newsletter is sent to the membership to keep everyone informed of the current events.

The Johnston Amateur Radio Society has exclusive rights to call the AK4H repeater (147.270 Mhz) home. The repeater is located on the WRAL/WRDC TV tower in Auburn, NC. The repeater is actually owned by the Auburn Repeater Corporation which is comprised of JARS members.

Upcoming Events

Remember to check the Calendar for upcoming events!

  • Every Night @ 8:30pm – JarsNet – Nightly Rag-Chew @ 147.270 Mhz
  • Every Tuesday Night @ 9pm – JARS Preparedness Net
  • Every Wednesday Night @ 9pm – JARS Trader’s Net
  • Every 2nd Thursday is the JARS Officers/Board Meeting. Will be held online with Google Meet. If you have something to bring to the Board, email me at n4aed@hotmail.com. And I will get you a link to the meeting.
  • Every 3rd Thursday is the JARS Monthly Meeting. 01/21/2020
  • Our monthly meetings are held at Pizza Inn 60 Son-Lan Pkwy Garner, NC 27529. Near the intersection of 40/42.


  • JARSFEST 2020 Has been cancelled. Look for updates for a spring fest.
  • Have updates or information for JARS website? Use the form on the Contact Page and drop us a note!