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We are a non profit organization 501 (3) (C) that is dedicated to promoting amateur radio and training new operators in the Greater New Orleans Area. In addition, C.C.A.R.G. also provides Emergency Back Up Communications for several agencies within our region.

The greater new orleans ham fest

GNO Ham Fest info

The Greater New Orleans Ham Fest is Sponsored by the Crescent City Amateur Radio Group Inc.

The Ham Fest is schedule for November 2, 2019 at the Harahan Lions Club Building located at 1001 Hickory Ave. Harahan La.. Doors open at 8:00 am, set up will be at 5-7 pm Friday November 1, and November 2 at 7 am to 8:00 am.

Tables are FREE, parking is FREE & Tailgating is FREE

Talk in will be on 146.82/147.105 PL Tone 114.8 hertz repeaters.

Coffee, donuts and soft drinks will be serve for a small charge.

Don’t forget our raffle. We will raffle 23+ radios. In including 3 HF rigs, mobile rigs, and handhelds. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact
Joe at 504-288-7084 or at or Eric at or Steve at or at
Greater New Orleans Ham Fest
Crescent City Amateur Radio Group
PO Box 2613
Kenner La. 70062

Hotels Near the Ham Fest…

Hampton Inn
5150 Mounes St.
Harahan la. 70123

TownPlace Suites
5424 Citrus Blvd.
Harahan La. 70123

field day

CCARG Field Day

2019 Field Day

The 2019 Crescent City Amateur Radio Group Field Day will be on June 22, 2019 (at the same location as last year,in Bucktown on the lake) located at 325 Metairie Old Hammond Hwy. Next to the US Coast Guard Station.At the Shelter ( DRIVE OVER THE LEVEE THEN YOU WILL SEE US.) Food & Drinks will be provided…Talk in will be on 146.82 repeater.

What is Field Day…

Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness[1] among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 40,000 operators participating each year. Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.

VE Testing and classes

VE Testing

The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group gives VE exams regularly. We also have Technician License classes a few times a year. For the latest info check our Facebook page or calendar