Keowee - Toxaway Amateur Radio Club is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
What is POTA, Parks On The Air?
POTA is international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks throughout the world.
What is SOTA, Summits On The Air?
Summits On The Air is a scheme that encourages amateur radio operators to go portable and work from high places around the country, and around the world – You don’t need to be a mountaineer to take part, and if the idea of climbing mountains and hills in the name of amateur radio doesn’t appeal, then you can be a ‘chaser’ sitting comfortably at home working the more adventurous SOTA operators.
What are ARES and RACES?
ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, which assists with communications during emergencies. This service is provided to state and local governments and to relief organizations. ARES is sponsored by the ARRL (American Radio Relay League).
RACES is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service which assists state and local governments with emergency communications. Local government Emergency Managers appoints RACES Officers and Operators.