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

Making our community a better place!

Ham radio operators doing different duties during storms

A state group is on standby to go to the Carolinas and help after Florence. Ham radio operators can help organize volunteers. 

Here in Georgia, a ham radio mutual assistance team went on standby to help the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  They can set up quickly in a danger zone and transmit messages without a power source.

13WMAZ sat down with a member from Houston County who says ham radio assignments are changing in the field.

Click on photo or hyperlink to see video

Author:   Suzanne Lawler   Published: September 14, 2018 

John Louth sitting in front of amateur radio equipment and laptop computer.

John Louth sitting in front of amateur radio equipment and laptop computer.

About Us

Club Meeting

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

Meetings are held the second Thursday of  each month - 7:30pm

No VRE Testing September 2018

First Christian Church 100 N. Houston Rd., Warner Robins, GA  31093

Upcoming Eevents

Rock and Roll Man Half Marathon at Lake Tobesofkee September 29, 2018.

The flat earth: what ham radio operators know by WF6I (a.p.o.i.)

Thanks to Sparks KK4IB for bringing the program.   Click on photo to start video.

If you have an amateur radio related topic you'd like to see at a CGARC meeting, let me know. We'll find and expert to lead the discussion: kk4ib@arrl.net.  

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.

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

Click here for APRS Map


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


We operate a repeater in Middle Georgia: 146.850.  


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

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection and Restoration Guidelines for Equipment and Facilities

This document provides recommendations for protecting and restoring critical electronic equipment, facilities and communications/data centers from: 

  1. High Altitude EMP (HEMP) 
  2.  Surface-burst Source Region EMP (SREMP) fields propagating outside of the radiation region 
  3. Currents induced on undersea cables and long lines by solar storm generated geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs)
  4. Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) from nearby sources such as Electromagnetic (EM) weapons (also known as Radio Frequency (RF) weapons).

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