Who We Are
The High Point Amateur Radio Club (HPARC) is a diverse group of local Amateur Radio Operators and enthusiasts sharing a common interest in Amateur Radio. The HPARC is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), an organization that supports and defends the rights of Amateur Radio. The HPARC is recognized as a Special Service Club (SSC) by the ARRL for our activities within the club and the community. Full membership in the HPARC requires that the individual must hold one of the three classes of FCC licenses (Technician, General, or Amateur Extra Class) and pay the Club dues. Full membership is also granted to those holding a "grandfathered" license class of Novice, Tech Plus (merged already into Technician class privileges) and Advanced. Associate membership is available to those who do not presently have an FCC amateur radio license but are interested in the hobby of Amateur Radio.
What We Do in the Community
The HPARC tries to be of service when needed and stands ready to help with emergency communications during times of emergency. Our services are available and offered to local authorities including the police and fire departments. We also extend our services to community projects such as the American Diabetes Association's Walktoberfest. The HPARC will continue this type of service to the community whenever needed, building on the history and service that has made us a part of High Point and surrounding area communities for over 70 years.
What We Do in the Club
We hold meetings on the first Monday of each month. These meetings are usually scheduled for 6:30 pm at a local restaurant to be announced in the club newsletter or on the web site. (Complimentary issues of the HPARC Newsletter will be sent to those that request it.) Members and visitors can dine casually and fellowship with one another before the business section of the meeting begins. The club tries to offer an informative program each month put on by our own members or others in the community. Our membership welcomes visitors and new members of both sexes and their spouses to attend our meetings at any time. Additionally, we have an informal breakfast gathering each Saturday morning for those interested. You don't need to have an Amateur Radio license to attend any of our meetings or club functions.
Why Join Us?
The HPARC needs dedicated citizens like you who are interested in the hobby of Amateur Radio. There is always a challenge to any worthwhile hobby, and we feel Amateur Radio offers a special reward to those who are willing to spend the time and effort necessary to accomplish the goal of learning it. There are qualified people in our club who are willing and ready to help those who need assistance. If Amateur Radio interests you, then we invite you to join us and become a part of the HPARC.
What is the Cost?
Membership dues are payable on a bi-yearly or yearly basis. Full membership is just $24.00 a year. The member must hold a valid class of Amateur Radio license. Associate memberships are also available for $12.00 a year. Associate members are not granted voting privileges but are not required to have an FCC license. Family and student memberships are also available. Dues are used to sponsor the 2-meter and 440 Mhz (70cm) W4UA repeaters and to help cover newsletter costs. The club also sponsors transmitter hunts (called foxhunts), Field Days and club promotions throughout the year in addition to other activities and the monthly newsletter sent to members and other interested parties.
Want to Know More?
To find out more about the HPARC or to receive a complimentary subscription to the HPARC Newsletter, contact one of our officers or send an e-mail to the club's e-mail address: