Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to WA4ORT - Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club in Warner Robins

Welcome to WA4ORT - Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club in Warner Robins

Welcome to WA4ORT - Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club in Warner RobinsWelcome to WA4ORT - Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club in Warner RobinsWelcome to WA4ORT - Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club in Warner Robins

Making our community a better place!


Club Meeting

John Louth, WB4EEL(President), and Robert Tuck, AB4RT (Treasurer/Secretary) leading a monthly meeting.

Monthly meetings and ARRL testing is suspended until further notice. 


"Ham Radio Crash Course" on VHF packet

Upcoming Events

ARRL testing is suspended until further notice.


Read more on Houston County ARES training plan for 2020

In the Matter of Intergovernmental Disaster Response Coordination

The FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) met at Federal Communications Commission headquarters on October 4, 2018, March 22, 2019, and on June 14, 2019. The IAC is comprised of elected and appointed state, local and Tribal (SLTT) officials. At its October meeting, the IAC was tasked with developing recommendations for fine-tuning state, local, and Tribal coordination for disaster preparation, response, and restoration efforts. The recommendations herein include best practices to promote resilient communications during and after an incident to help ensure first responders and the public have access to reliable communications when disaster strikes. The importance of maintaining resilient communications during and after a disaster cannot be overstated. Sometimes, the ability to communicate during and after a disaster is a matter of life and death.   Down by clicking below  or under our Downloads page below. 


SKYWARN® Storm Spotters

 SKYWARN® storm spotters are an important group of volunteers that report severe weather, winter weather and damage caused by weather to the National Weather Service.  These reports aid the National Weather Service in accomplishing its mission of "protection of life and property" by providing forecasters essential information of what is actually going on at ground level.   If you are interested in becoming a spotter view the schedule to find a class near you! 

You can access a basic online training here.  This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter. The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.

A weather spotter guide can be downloaded here or under our Downloads page below.

John Louth & David Fentem, charter member

February Surprise

During our February meeting we were surprised to have David Fentem, KW4M, join us.  David and his buddies were original members of the club, when it was chartered in 1971.  He recently moved back to Central GA--welcome back!

Photo by Luis Morales KK4ZFT: John Louth, WB4EEL President, and David Fentem KW4M charter member

VE Testing Testing Suspended

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Testing Suspended until further Notice

Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club

600 North Houston Lake Boulevard, Centerville, Georgia 31028, United States

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)


Click here for APRS Map


Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)


EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.  There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,200 online at any given time.  The KJ4QFF-R Echolink node is located at the QTH of KJ4QFF and links to the WA4ORT repeater in Warner Robins.

Email the Echolink Node Manager


Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)



We operate a repeater in Middle Georgia: 146.850.  


The 147.18 ( WB4BDP) repeater is back on the air.  No access tone required.

Middle Georgia Data Network

It’s QSO party time!!  Here are the upcoming QSO Parties in the
Southeastern Division. Checkout each website for complete information.

The MGDN is an amateur radio based data network, it is not an amateur radio club or association such as MGRA or CGARC. However, both clubs have members who support and participate in the networks. And the networks are discussed at both club meetings.

MGDN simply provides a place to coordinate Packet Network and D-RATS network operations and advancement; and to show current network status and mapping. MGDN does not operate any repeaters, only packet nodes and mail drops and D-RATS stations.

Contact Us at KK4IB.


State Weather Page From NWS Peachtree City

This originally came from requests from GEMA for forecast graphics that were not Forecast Office centric and instead represented the entire state. Many have helped with this project but wanted to single out a few. Jessica Fieux who has moved onto WFO Tallahassee helped with much of the original layout and thumbnail graphics to get this going. More recently, Lauren Reaves who is one of our fine forecasters here has helped develop much of the content and how it appears on the page as well as great work on the Briefings and Social Media tabbed content. And of course, our wonderful ITO Steve Listemaa helped immensely in developing the automated graphics to feed the page. Hope it helps for some of your decision making and please let us know any additional requested content.  Thanks,

Jason Deese and Lauren Reaves, NWS

(Click on Picture to Link to website)


Local Nets and Events

The Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club VHF Net, each Tuesday at 8:30 PM on the CGARC repeaters  (Warner Robins, 146.850-, no tone required).    

Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Net: Sundays at 3:45 PM Repeater 147.300+ PL 107.2 Hz    

The Amateur Hour Net on Mondays at 8:30 PM Repeater 147.300+ PL 107.2 Hz.    

The Hole in the Wall Gang on Wednesdays ay 8:00 PM on 50.135 MHz USB     

The Houston-Peach-Crawford County ARES Net is held each Tuesday at 7:00 PM on  Peach State Intertie system.    



A primary responsibility of the Amateur Radio Service, as established by Part 97 of the Federal Communications Commission's regulations, is the performance of public service communications for the general public, particularly in times of emergency when normal communications are not available. To that end, the Georgia Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service members, under the oversight of the American Radio Relay League, will equip themselves and train to provide communications as a direct service to the general public through government and relief agencies located in Georgia, local government jurisdictions, the State of Georgia, and Federal Agencies when requested by those agencies.

Local Weather

Field Day 2019


Video Clip From AE4XO

Its summer in Middle GA so its a hot time for ARRL FIELD DAY. 24 hours of ham radio operations. This year we had problems with the rain, but it was a great time. I ask the operators, what does Field Day mean to you. 73 AE4XO


Part 2

Thanks Chris, AE4XO

Basic FD results

Total points claimed: 3,494 

Total Contacts by Operator:

                  Operator            Total      %

  • AB4RT                  161    30
  • KK4TISM4QAV           82    15
  • KF4CMO                 66   12
  • N4ARY                   66   12
  • AF1G                     55   10
  • N3DJO                    46    8
  • KC4JIR                    24    4
  • KM4QAV                  17    3
  • AE1MS                      9    2
  • AE4XO                      6    1
  • AF4HS                      6    1
  • KN4GNX                    4    1

Chris AE4XO