Welcome to JARS!

NOTICE: The JARSfest 2021 Flyers that went out have incorrect information at the top with ticket prices.
The Correct Prices at $9.00 preadmission tickets till November 1st 2021 online. $10 at the door.
We apologize for this error but wanted to let everyone know that it occurred and JARS will not honor the prices on the flyer that were mailed out.
Hope this error does not keep you from attending JARSfest 2021.

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.

JARSFEST 2021 – ONLY 10 TABLES LEFT INSIDE – Plenty of Tailgate Spaces Available
If you purchased tables, please visit https://www.jars.net/jarfest-2021-table-assignments for your table assignments.
Visti JARSfest 2021 to get tickets, Indoor Tables, or Outdoor Fleamarket Spots.

Upcoming Events

Remember to check the Calendar for upcoming events!

  • JARSFest 2021 – 11/21/2021 – American Legion Complex – Benson, NC 8am – 1pm. More information at JARSFest 2021.
    If you have already purchased your tables, please visit our Table Assignments.
  • Every Night @ 8:30pm – Jars Net – Nightly Rag-Chew @ 147.270 Mhz
  • Every Tuesday Night @ 9pm – JARS Preparedness Net
  • Every Wednesday Night @ 8:30pm – JARS Net & Trader’s Net
  • JARS CERT Meeting – 10/7/2021 – LOCATION TBD –
  • Every 2nd Thursday is the JARS Officers/Board Meeting 12/9/2021 – J-Tops BBQ – 8948 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC 27520 Please arrive 6 – 6:30PM to eat prior to the 7pm Meeting.
  • Every 3rd Thursday is the JARS Monthly Meeting & Christmas Party. 12/16/2021 – Come join us for the JARS Christmas Party – Venue is Dirty Santa. No more than $25 dollar spent for the gift. Cleveland Draft House – 461 Shotwell Rd, Clayton NC 27520 – Please arrive 6 – 6:30PM to eat prior to the 7pm Meeting. Hope to see you all there.


  • JARSFest 2021 – JARS Members – If you have not already signed up to assist with JARSFest 2021, Please contact Mike Callam to signup. We need all the help from our members to make this a successful JARSFest! See you there NOV. 21ST 2021
  • Have updates or information for JARS website? Use the form on the Contact Page and drop us a note!