About the Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club

The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) is an IRS 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Non-Profit corporation, and a designated ARRL Special Services Club. The  American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the National Association for Amateur Radio). Founded in 1982, KCARC has grown to over 100 members active in all facets of the hobby. Some of these facets include Emergency Communications, Education, Community Engagement, Digital Modes, VHF / UHF / HF operations, Long Distance (DX) operations, and Contesting.

The KCARC is a service club dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio through the following.

  • Public Service Support of Community Events
  • Mentorship (Elmering)
  • Training & Testing
  • Community Engagement
  • Education
  • Partnerships

Our club exists to support the enjoyment of the hobby by it’s members, the education of it’s members and the public in radio communication, and service to the community through communications support and other means