About JARS

Every year the JARS group sponsors a hamfest. JARSFEST is held on the third Sunday in November in Benson, NC. Most meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month currently at Grandson’s Buffett in Smithfield, NC.

Special meetings are held three times a year away from our regular meeting location. The special meetings are announced on our Rag-Chew net and on this website. In May we schedule a JARS Presidential Picnic..

The JARS members have supported the Amateur Radio Emergency Services by volunteering their services in almost every disaster that has hit the State of North Carolina since 1975. Feel free to review our constitution and bylaws.

Rather directly or indirectly involved in the actual disaster JARS members have donated time and use of their personal equipment to the community by providing badly needed communications between the affected areas and Emergency Operations Center. The diversity of their members allows them to operate from the home, car or the area of need.

2019-2020 Officers & Officials

Office HeldCallsign / NameEmail Address
PresidentKJ4TUC / Scott WilkinsonEmail
Vice PresidentKJ4ZKG / Billy NewtonEmail
SecretaryK4VJC / Velda CallamEmail
TreasurerKD4BJD / Paul G. DunnEmail
Net ManagerKJ4QNW / Stephen FowlerEmail
MembershipsKE4VNX / Dianne YoungEmail
News Letter Editor / Public Information OfficerKD4MC / Mike CallamEmail
ParliamentarianN4MQU / Mark GibsonEmail
Member at LargeKK4QDZ / Bill Blomgren
Member at LargeKD4MC / Mike Callam
2017 Ham
of the Year
KE4VNX / Dianne Young
2018 Ham
of the Year
KM4TC / Van Lee
2019 Ham
of the Year
KD4MC / Mike Callam
C.E.R.T Coordinator
KD4MC / Mike CallamEmail
ARRL Liasion
N4MQU / Mark GibsonEmail
Past Presidents
KD4MC /  Mike Callam
N4MQU / Mark Gibson
KK4KFG / Aaron Thomas
KS4TI / Doug Williams
K4NGJ / Byron King (SK)
AK4H 147.270 Repeater Trustee
K4ITL / Danny Hampton
N4AED / Richard FutrellEmail