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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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2020 Officers  
President:   Chris Monske, WF8U
Vice President:   Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Secretary:   Mike Cibella, KC8UNR
Treasurer:   Bob Kramer, KE8HHH
Past President:   Bob Mitzel, N8RCM
    Steve Fabry, KD8SOY
    Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
    Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Classes:  Chris Monske, WF8U
Testing:  Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
Publicity:   OPEN
Social:  Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Database Manager:  Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Nomination Chairman:  Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
Newsletter/Web:   Jane Avnet, K8JAA
Historian:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Field Day:   Steve Fabry, KC8SOY
    Darren Cannon, N8DMC
    Roy Haren, KD8IJF
Badges: Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
Facebook:   Chris Monske, WF8U
  Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
Web Design: Robert Webster, WR8RW
Club Logo Design by: John Fabry, KC8SPF/SK
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Upcoming Events
Next Regular Meeting Tuesday, August 18, 6:45 P.M.
at Davidson's in Canfield
All Hams are Invited to
the Ham Community Breakfast
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 A.M.
Eat 'n Park, Austintown
Starting back in July!!!!
Masks are required
We will be practicing social distancing
For information on any of the above or, you need help
using Amateur Radio Communications for Your Event e-mail our Board

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.)

August 18

For more information email our Board.


  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 newsletters is available below
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

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   11/03/19
List of Participants   01/16/18
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.

Members Only

Members Only
Silent Keys - 03/02/2020
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
Constitution & Bylaws
Members contact information 
WRARC Standard Operating Procedures  07/29/13
Fillable Club Wear Order Form   10/15/17
Important: You can download the form to your computer, then
you can type in your information and then print it out.
The form will be nicely typewritten instead of
filled out long-hand, to prevent mistakes.
WRARC Equipment Checkout Form   08/20/16
WRARC Volunteer Signin Sheet   01/16/18

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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