Welcome to the Silver Comet Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) website. We are an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Special Service Club located in and serving Paulding County Georgia.

Feel free to peruse our website to learn more about the Amateur Radio Service and our club activities. Our members are FCC licensed ham radio enthusiast who are proud to share their knowledge helping others learn the value and fun of amateur radio. Here you will find some tips, tools, and how to's.

Come join us as we use our radio hobby to make a difference in our community and provide emergency communications in time of need.

Every Monday night at 7:00PM ET SCARS hosts the “SCARS night out” net on the WB4QOJ repeater system - 146.955(-) 77hz tone. All ham radio operators are welcome to participate (members or nonmembers). Topics open for discussion are, but not limited to, technical issues, station operations, DX, contesting, items wanted (need or discard), etc. On the first Monday of the month there will be a specific topic of discussion announced ahead of time. This net is informal with the intent of friendly exchanges in a relaxed QSO atmosphere. Net manager is Troy (K4JDA).

TESTING - Getting your license ...

We offer Amateur Radio License examination's monthly for anyone wishing to obtain an Amateur Radio License or to upgrade their current license. See below for dates and times.

You MUST bring the following:

  1. $15 cash EXACT CHANGE
  2. One legal photo ID (identification): State Driver’s License or other State issued ID, Government issued Passport, or a Military or Law Enforcement Officer Photo ID card
  3. FCC Registration Number (FRN): We are required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form. See: FCC ULS to register
  4. A printed copy of your Amateur Radio license or any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions.
  5. Optional: A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.

- We have see great results from HamTestOnline - https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/
- We recommend you take the test for the next level (General or Extra) after you pass a test - study ahead if you can.
- Phones must be turned off. iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.

First Thursday of every month
(typically - please email to confirm dates and times)

Steve Walls
swalls46@att.net (preferred)

Test Location:
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church
5145 Due West Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Come in the main door between the two playgrounds and look for the sign with the room number.

Second Tuesday of every month
(typically - please email to confirm dates and times)

John Reynolds

Test Location:
Paulding County Chamber of Commerce
455 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy
Dallas, GA 30132

Lower level at the back of the building

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