About . . .

Welcome to the Decatur Amateur Radio Club (DARC), Decatur Alabama. The DARC is dedicated to serving the North Alabama community by promoting interest in amateur radio communication, providing emergency communications in event of disasters, and providing community service to the area where we live.

The DARC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, in the EMA Auditorium in the basement of the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur, Alabama. We strive to provide a special interest program at each meeting following the business agenda. Come join us and enjoy the educational benefits of amateur radio plus the joy of community service.  Please arrive early for the meeting because the courthouse must remain locked and we station someone at the door of the lower (Lee Street) entrance until 7:30 to admit attendees.

The DARC maintains both 2m and 70cm repeaters for your use. The primary 2m repeater is 147.00+, and the 70cm repeater is 443.85. Both are located on Brindlee Mountain in the eastern part of Morgan County. The other 2m repeater is 146.98-, and the equipment is on Trinity Mountain in the northwest corner of the county.  CTCSS is not required for repeater use – they are open for all.

Our club callsign is W4ATD. We strive each June to make a respectable showing at Field Day, an event in which we have participated every year since our club’s founding in 1953.

We hope you find value in this web site and encourage your input and feedback. Contact the club secretary (secretary [at] w4atd.org) with your suggestions and ideas.  Our mailing address is DARC, PO Box 9, Decatur, AL  35602-0009.