West Alabama Emergeny NET

The Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club host a weekly NET (W.A.E.N.) on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM on the club’s repeaters (W4XI) on the frequencies of 146.820 and 443.825.  A PL of 118.8 is required and all licensed Amateurs are welcome.  Net controls are W4MD, KG4BJH, KK4CHT, and KG4MPU.  Join us when you can!

Tuscaloosa ARC on Facebook

facebook This is a great tool to spread the word abput TARC and activity of the club. Many people are using Facebook these days and may find this very helpful.  TARC will try to post event dates and times, photos of events, and general info. If you have a Facebook account check it out and “LIKE US” on Facebook.


How to become a TARC Member!

Interested in becoming a member of TARC?
I’ll skip the sales pitch as I assume you have done your “home work”. If not, then take a look at the top of the home page under “about us” and there is a listing of what TARC is all about. Also you can read our “Mission Statement” and that about sums it up. The Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club is all about the magic of radio and the fun and fellowship that goes with it.
There are a number of radio clubs in Tuscaloosa County and surrounding areas but TARC is the oldest and most established amateur radio club around. Our membership brings a lot to the table and we are very proud of our support to the hobby, our membership, and service to the community. Being a member of TARC is the “right choice”.

  • Yearly membership is $20.00 single and $30.00 family. (1-Jan to 31-Dec)
  • Dues are payable to Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club. Mailing address is :
  • You must hold a vaild amateur radio license for full membership approval unless you are applying for an Associate Membership. Associate Membership is $10.00 per year.
  • You must be in good standing with the Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club with final membership approval by the board.

Still interested? I sure hope so. TARC is a very active club and we have a place for you. Come and join TARC today!

TARC Membership



If you have a radio related item you wish to buy, sell, or trade, you are welcome to list it here.  The requirements:

  1. Name
  2. Callsign
  3. Item description
  4. Price
  5. Contact information – Phone number to be reached at and/or e-mail address if you wish.
  6. Photo of item if possible but not necessary.

Call 205.391.7249 (w4md) for an e-mail address to send the above information and it will be posted for you.  Should you list an item and sell it, that information will be needed as well so it can be removed from the listing.



Icom IC 718 for Sale

I have for Sale a Icom IC 718 HF transceiver for $475. Included with it is the microphone and power cable. I bought it new about 2 years ago and it has been used very little, other then this last field day. It has been modified to transmit on MARS and the WARC bands..

If anyone is interested they may contact me at everettsharp at aol.com, or phone me at 205-758-1545 and make an appointment to see it.

Everett N8NCP