The Rowan Amateur Radio Society has had a web presence since the mid 1990′s when club member, and later the clubs first female president Carol Maher W4CLM, hosted and maintained pages dedicated to the Rowan ARS on her own personal web space supplied by her Internet Service Provider. Due to space restrictions she used a third party to store all the clubs photographs. Unfortunately, that company went belly up and an alternative method was needed to store the pictures and hopefully host a whole web site for the club.
In January of 2000 Club member Luke Hamaty KK4LH discovered a service called QSL.NET. They offered FREE ad free web hosting for Amateur Radio Operators and Clubs, so Luke reserved a spot for us using the clubs only call sign at that time “W4EXU”. Being consumed by a busy schedule, Carol asked if club member Herb Goodman KF4TVi would be willing to do a web site for the radio club similar to the one he did for the local astronomy club (www.astrowan.org) using the space allotted by QSL.NET. He considered it an honor to have been asked and accepted the responsibility.
In September of 2000 a new dedicated web site for the Rowan Amateur Radio Society was unveiled, hosted by QSL.NET and it was reachable by using the now defunct URL (http://www.qsl.net/w4exu). Thinking that URL was a bit hard to remember, the Domain Name W4EXU.NET was obtained and the site was then accessible using (www.w4exu.net) which is still usable today, and currently redirects you to “http://www.rowanars.org/info/#w4exu“, our club info/history page.
In 2007 the Rowan Amateur Radio Society website was moved a new web hosting company offering dedicated IP addresses, Unlimited Storage and Traffic, and servers and customer support located right here in the United States.
In November 2010 the domain N4UH.NET was obtained and currently redirects visitors to “http://www.rowanars.org/info/club-repeaters/#n4uh“, our club repeater page.
This means the Rowan Amateur Radio Society’s website is now reachable using N4UH.NET, W4EXU.NET and ROWANARS.ORG.
If you have questions, comments, or corrections regarding the Rowan Amateur Radio Society’s website, please use the form on our contacts page to notify our webmaster directly. Thank You and 73.