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A mateur R adio C lub

  Amateur Radio is a Hobby
    Emergency Communication is a Commitment


General Information

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2017 Officers  
President:   Bob Mitzel, N8RCM
Vice President:   Joe Wojtowicz, W0JO
Secretary:   Jo Wilms, KD8SNW
Treasurer:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Past President:   Roy Haren, KD8IJF
Trustees:   Russ Williams, NR8W
    Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
    Roy Haren, KD8IJF
Testing/Classes:  Al Avnet, AB8AA
Publicity:   Joe Wojtowicz, W0JO
Social:  Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Newsletter/Web:   Jane Avnet, K8JAA
Historian:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
YouTube:   Terri Mitzel, N1TAM
Field Day:   Steve Fabry, KC8SOY
    Chris Monske, WF8U
Badges: Allan Avnet, AB8AA
Facebook:   Terri Mitzel, N1TAM
    Chris Monske, WF8U
    Harry Harker, KD8PQK
50-50 Sales:  Devon Wilms, KD8SNV
Web Design: Robert Webster, WR8RW
Club Logo Design by: John Fabry, KC8SPF/SK
Club Flyer
Swap & Shop 2/15/17
Upcoming Events
WRARC Anniversary 2M Net,
February 18, 2017
10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
on the KD8DWV repeater
145.270 Mhz (minus offset), PL 110.9
contact Steve Fabry, KC8SOY
to be a part of this rag chew net!

Wrarc Anniversary HF net
10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Contact Al Avnet, AB8AA to take part
Look for us at 21.300, 14.305 & 7.200 MHz
(+/- QRM) to start with.
There may be other operators on other frequencies.

Opportunities to Volunteer
WRARC Test sessions and Classes  1/22/17
Next Regular Meeting Tuesday, February 21,
at Davidson's in Canfield
All Hams are Invited to
the Ham Community Breakfast
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8:00 A.M.
at Eat 'N Park in Boardman
All Ladies interested in Amateur Radio
are Invited to the Monthly YL Breakfast
First Saturday each Month 9:00 A.M.
You don't have to be a member of WRARC
March 4 meet us at
Eat 'n Park, Austintown
Saturday, May 6 - WRARC Day at DX Engineering
Tallmadge, OH - 10:00 A.M. to Noon
For information on any of the above or, you need help
using Amateur Radio Communications for Your Event e-mail our President

Club Meeting

WRARC Monthly Club Meeting
the third Tuesday each month, 7:00 P.M.,
Davidson's Restaurant
3636 Canfield Road, in Cornersburgh (see map below.)

For more information email our President.

February 21 Meeting:
Speaker: Bob Dukish, KK8DX
Topic: Arduino. The perfect toy for Amateur Radio

Arrive early and have dinner with us before the meeting

Next Regular Meeting: March 21
Speaker: Steve Randlett, K8SRR -
Topic: Digital Radio

April 18 C. Matthew Curtin, KD8TTE
Topic: Amateur Radio in CERT



  Jan. 2015 After the Holidays Annual Dinner/Meeting

 June 2014 Field Day
Pictures !
May 2014  We Adopted a Highway - 3
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  March 2014 Home, Garden, & Craft Show
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  Jan. 2014 After the Holidays Annual Dinner/Meeting

Oct. 2013  We Adopted a Highway - 2
Diabetes Walk, Oct. 20, 2013
2013 Astro Ham Event
2013 Tour of the Valley
 June 2013 Field Day
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Dave's  Antenna Party
Digital Interface Workshop
Soldering Workshop
FLDIGI Workshop
WRARC Tower Team takes tower down in Mecca
Visit our Facebook page for up to date activities

Newsletter Archive

WRARC Wave Bender Newsletter Archive
WRARC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter.
An archive of our more recent newsletters is available below
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
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Membership Information

Membership Information
The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club is a Special Service club
that exists to go above and beyond for our community and for Amateur Radio,
is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).
We are leaders in our Amateur Radio community who provides active training classes,
publicity programs, and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.

The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club welcomes all Amateur (HAM) radio operators to become club members.
Information and documents related to membership are available below.

Membership Application

For more information email our President.

Friday Night Nets

The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club invites all amateur radio operators to join our net
The two meter net which opens every Friday evening at 9.00 PM
145.270 Mhz (minus offset), PL 110.9.

You can advertise your Swap 'n Shop and
Ask our Elmers anything
The only dumb question is one you don't ask
No Question too big or too small!

Information files for net controllers are available below.
Net Control Script   01/01/16
Net sign in sheet   03/22/15
Club members are encouraged to act as net control.
For information about being the net control
or volunteer for the Net Control position, contact Steve Fabry (KC8SOY).

Thanks to everyone who volunteers to take a turn.

Jan.   13 Brian, AD8BL
Jan.   20 Rocky, KE8ENM
Jan.   27 Rose KD8TII
Feb. 03 Joe, W0JO
Feb. 10 Roy, KD8IJF
Feb. 17  Bob, N8RCM
Feb. 24 Terri, N1TAM
Mar. 03 Rose, KD8TII
Mar. 10 Rocky, KE8ENM
Mar. 17 Jane, K8JAA
Mar. 24 OPEN
Mar. 31 OPEN

Members Only

Members Only
Silent Keys - 01/12/17
Back to Basics
From shopping for your first radio to
putting up your first antenna,
here is some tried and true advice.
From August 1995 QST, Volume 79, Number 8
Constitution & Bylaws
Members  12/23/16
WRARC Standard Operating Procedures  07/29/13
Club Wear Order Form   11/12/14
WRARC Eequipment Ckout Form   08/20/16

Technical Resources and Links

HF Propagation Conditions

  Build an Emergencycomm BatteryBox
  District 5 ARES
  District 10 ARES
  Mahoning County ARES 
  Portage County ARES 
  Stark County ARES 
  Summit County ARES
  Tri-County Traffic net

  The Ohio ARES/OES HF Digital Net has a new website. Check it out at
This net is held every Tuesday, 8:00 PM local time on 3585 kHz. See website for mode details.
All are welcome. You do not have to be an ARES volunteer to check in. Check in and put your county on the map.

 Emcomm Great resource of emergency communications information

  Satern Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network


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