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A mateur R adio C lub

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    Emergency Communication is a Commitment


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2024 Officers  
President:  Jeff York, KE8VOB
Vice President:   Russ Williams, NR8W
Secretary:  Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Treasurer:  Rose Marko, KD8TII
Past President:  Chris Monske, WF8U
Trustees:  #1 Darla York, KE8VOJ
   #2 Roy Haren, KD8IJF
   #3 Bob Kramer, KE8HHH
Badges & Cards:  Bob Kramer, KE8HHH
Classes:  Chris Monske, WF8U
Club Logo Design by:  John Fabry, KC8SPF/SK
Database Manager:  Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Facebook:  Chris Monske, WF8U
Field Day:  Russ Williams, NR8W
Historian:  Darla York, KE8VOJ
Newsletter Editor:  (This could be you)
Nomination Chairman:  (This could be you)
Publicity:  (This could be you)
Public Service Event Coordinator:  Jeff York, KE8VOB
Social Coordinator:  Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Testing:  Chris Monske, WF8U
Web Design:  Robert Webster, WR8RW
Web Page:  Allan Avnet, AB8AA

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This Month's Upcoming Events

Board Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. Food, 7:00 P.M. Meeting
At Eat'n Park,5451 Mahoning Ave, Austintown, OH 44515.All members are welcome.
Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. Food,7:00 P.M. Meeting
At Iron Skillet, 1 Petro Place, Girard, OH 44420. All members are welcome.

For information on any of the above or, you need help using Amateur Radio Communications
for Your Event e-mail our Public Service Event Coordinator, Jeff York, KE8VOB

Club Events

WRARC Monthly Club Meetings held on
the third Tuesday each month, at 7:00 P.M.,at
At Iron Skillet, 1 Petro Place, Girard, OH 44420
All members are welcome.
For more information email our Board.


  Jan. 2015 After the Holidays Annual Dinner/Meeting

 June 2014 Field Day
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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 newsletters is available below
2023 Wave Benders
2022 Wave Benders
2021 Wave Benders
2020 Wave Benders
2019 Wave Benders
2018 Wave Benders
2017 Wave Benders
2016 Wave Benders
2015 Wave Benders
2014 Wave Benders
2013 Wave Benders
2012 Wave Benders
2011 Wave Benders
2010 Wave Benders
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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
2024 Dues are now due and payable now through January 31, 2024

For more information email our Board.

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
No Question too big or too small!
The only dumb question is one you don't ask

Information files for net controllers are available below.
Net Control Script   02/27/2024
List of Participants   02/27/2024
Club members are encouraged to act as net control.
For information about being the net control
or volunteer for the Net Control position, contact Ed Newsome.

Thanks to everyone who volunteers to take a turn.

Members Only

Members Only
Silent Keys   1/20/2024
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
W6NBC-Coat Hanger Antenna.pdf
The Art & Skill of Radio Telegraphy - 3rd edition.pdf
Members contact information   5/30/2024
WRARC Standard Operating Procedures
Fillable Club Wear Order Form
WRARC Volunteer Signin Sheet

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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