The Moore County Amateur Radio Society (MOCARS) is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) affiliated club of dedicated, active ham radio operators involved in a wide spectrum of amateur radio activities.
MOCARS is an active part of our community providing services and educational activities since 1976. Some of our activities include:
- Communications support in times of emergency and/or disaster for the County Emergency Operations Services, the Moore County Health Department, and the American Red Cross through our Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) organization,
- SkyWarn, volunteers who provide severe weather reports to the National Weather Service,
- Communications support for local Public Service events for community activities such as festivals i.e. the Buggy Festival and County Fair, running events, etc.,
- Boy and Girl Scout education through general presentations and mentoring Scouts working on radio related projects,
- Providing communication education, licensing, training exercises, and conducting club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio and our Community.
Other interests include:
- Communications with other hams worldwide,
- Designing, building, and testing ham radio equipment, and many other radio related activities.
If you would like to find out more about Amateur Radio, this is a good place to start. Contact us, or join us at one of our monthly meetings. Although MOCARS activities focus on Moore County, membership is not limited to Moore County residents. Everyone is welcome. 73