Welcome to JARS!

33rd Annual JARSfest 2022 – November 20th 2022

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 – 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 09/07/2022 – Four Oaks Restaurant – 7pm Meeting.
  • Every 3rd Thursday is the JARS Monthly Meeting 09//14/2022 – 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.


  • 33rd Annual JARSFest 2022 – November 20th 2022 – American Legion Post – Benson, NC – CLICK HERE for more detail.
  • NC QSO PARTY 02/27/2022 – Click the link to goto the post with the full information. Lets show the US that NC is RADIO ACTIVE!
  • Have updates or information for JARS website? Use the form on the Contact Page and drop us a note!