Twin City Amateur Radio Club
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois


NOTICE: Due to the coronavirus, the Twin City Amateur Radio Club (TCARC) has suspended all in person meetings and gatherings until further notice.

If you have any questions, you can email the TCARC board at



Welcome to the Twin City Amateur Radio Club

The Twin City Amateur Radio Club (TCARC) is the Champaign Urbana ham radio club. The club sponsors the K9CU repeater on 146.760 (- with tone of 162.2). Also, the club sponsors the W9YR D-Star Repeater on 443.48125.

TCARC members participate in many facets of the Amateur Radio hobby.

The club offers ARRL exams quarterly. Exams are held at the Fire Service Institute.  Exams are also held at special events. For information about exams, please contact Debbie Fligor, N9DN.

The club meets at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of every month except July and August. Regular meetings are held at the Fire Service Institute located on Gerty drive in Champaign. Gerty is a side street west off of First Street just north of Windsor Ave. The UI Credit Union is on the corner, the Fire Service Institue is the last building on the south of the street.

In the Spring, the club holds an auction.  Ham Radio related items may be auctioned. Please feel free to stop by and visit if you are interested in the club or just Ham Radio in general.

TCARC is the sponsor of the local Champaign County 2meter Net. The net meets every Thursday evening at 9:00 p.m. local time on the 146.76 repeater. People checking in can make announcements and list items for swap. The Amateur Radio Newsline report is played after everyone has checked in. If you're in town, we'd love to have you join us.

For anyone wishing to take a turn at being net control for the Champaign County 2meter Net, please send an email to to make a request and/or get more details. The net control script is found here (pdf) (docx)

TCARC participates in Field Day the fourth weekend in June each year.

You may contact us by email at

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