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Supporting the ARRL through Amazon Prime

Do you support the ARRL? Do you have an Amazon Prime account? Then you can use one to help the other and our hobby. Amazon Prime members have the ability to select a charity of their choice that they can support through their normal purchases. When you are on your Amazon Prime main screen, you […]

WCARC Ham Fest 2019 Recap

If you missed Ham Fest 2019, you missed out on a great time.  This year we had around 40 people attend with 10 tables of Radio Treasures as well as a few sales going on out in the parking lot. While we had more attendees and more swap tables this year, I think the noticeable […]

WCARC Picnic Reminder

One last reminder, this Saturday, September 14th from 11am to 3pm, the Annual WCARC Club Picnic.  This year we will be at the Oak Shelter in Lincoln Park. Please bring a food item to share with the group, your favorite picnic beverage and your new ham radio toys or projects to share with everyone. Picnic […]

20th Annual Route 66 Event

This years Route 66 Event starts Friday, Sept 6th, @ 1801MST and runs through Sept 15th @ 1759MST. Commemorating the establishment of  U.S. Highway 66 in 1926, which was the first major improvement to link the west coast with the nations heartland. Event participants will be operating CW, SSB and Digital Modes all week.  For […]


Please note that we have moved the location of the WCARC Annual Picnic to the Oak Shelter.  It is located on the west side of the Lincoln Park Golf Course, south of the tennis courts and adjacent to the restrooms.  There are entrances off of 12th Street and Gunnison Ave.  Both entrances are very near […]

Colorado QSO Party – Saturday August 31st

Warm up those tubes, this is the one day each year when the rest of the world specifically wants to talk with Colorado Stations! August 31st 2019 from 0700 to 2200 MST.  Make a few contacts to let people know Colorado Ham Radio is alive and well.  Want to dive in more, check out the […]

WCARC Club Picnic – New Location – 09-14-19

Can you believe it is almost September?  With September comes the annual WCARC Club Picnic.  This year we have decided to move it to a new location.  So mark you calendar and make note of the new park location. This years annual club picnic, on September 14th 2019 from 11am to 3pm, will be at […]

New DMR Repeater on Longhill

Barthold, AD0RM, would like to report that his new repeater on Longhill, near Ridgeway, is up and running.  The DMR repeater is operating on frequency 447.800, negative offset, CC 1. Currently static talkgroups are TG91 (world wide) on timeslot 1, and TG31086 (Western Colorado, which he believes is also statically linked by Bill W0BX, in […]

New FCC Rules you should know

How D Everyone: On September 30th, 2019, the FCCs new Part 95 Rules update takes effect.  The link at the end is a good summary of those changes. A specific item of note:  “… it is quite clear that the operating, manufacture, import, sale or offer for sale any radio that: 1) is not certified and/or 2) […]

WCARC HamFest this Saturday, Aug 10th!

Don’t forget to stop by the WCARC Ham Fest this Saturday at the First Christian Church on 1st St in Grand Junction.  Even if you don’t plan to buy or sell anything, it is a great opportunity to just hang out with your fellow hams.  It’s not often that we have the chance or time […]