We host regularly scheduled license testing!

Click the License Exams link in the menu for the details.

Regular net each Monday evening at 7:00 PM, local time, on the 147.045 MHz repeater.



The repeater's new antenna is up and fully operational as of Saturday afternoon, November 07, 2009.

(And doing a great job per the signal reports we heard!) Much better range than previously.
Thanks to all who helped make it a success, including my tower crew, ACØDG, and KCØYHU
(who came all the way from Urbandale to help), as well as the many who helped as the ground crew.
It was a team effort and that's what it took.

We sincerely appreciate ALL who showed up at the site, even if just for moral support!!
We decided NOT to increase the height at this time due to needing more stiffening of the tower bracing to make it safe and secure to climb as well as an increased length of feedline (Heliax).
Enjoy the pictures, compliments of KCØYHU and wife Barb (No callsign...yet) (Now KDØNEZ)


Personal Health Information form
This form is only used when a club member needs emergency medical assistance.
Print and fill out the information and authorization, seal it in an envelope with your name and call
then send or deliver to
Washington Area Amateur Radio Club, inc.
802 N 2ND AVE
WASHINGTON, IA 52353-2404

 

Photos from past events

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6th grade
Ham radio class

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National Weather
Service visit

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Ham radio demo at WACO HS

2007 ARRL Field Day
2007 ARRL Field Day in a county park at Riverside, Iowa. The daughter of Jerry Schroder (KCØWWV) operating and my youngest son, Mitch, logging the contacts with me, (ABØDX), in the middle.
Isn't it good to see young people take an interest in Ham radio???

ARRL 2009 Field Day 2010 ARRL Field Day logo
2012 ARRL Field Day logo    2013 ARRL Field Day logo
2014 ARRL Field Day logo ARRL Field Day 2015 logo

Rained out

2016 ARRL Field Day logo    2017 ARRL Field Day logo 2018 ARRL Field Day logo    2019 ARRL Field Day logo
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Fox hunt
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Fox hunt
Flying Pigs Duathlon 2012
WAARC support crew for the
2012 Flying Pigs Duathlon
Washington Airport Fly-In June 2004 Washington Airport Fly-In June 2004
Washington Airport Fly-In June 2004

Ridiculous Day 2012
2012   2013   2014   2015   2018  
Ham radio information booth at YMCA Watermelon Days
Ham radio information
booth, 2009 YMCA
Watermelon Days
2009 Cedar Rapids Road Trip

NGØP Antenna Party

2010

2011

2015

2011 AES Superfest

2012 Y to Y Bike Ride

2014 Antenna Party for Jane, KØBKL

Parks on the Air logo 2020

2016

2017

2018

2010 Demon Dash 2010 Demon Dash runners 2010 Demon Dash runner WAARC volunteers Demon Dash 4-9-2011
Demon Dash for Cash
volunteers for 2013
Demon Dash for Cash volunteers for 2013
Demon Dash
for Cash volunteers for 2016
Demon Dash for Cash volunteers for 2016


Emcomm trailer first work day   2014 KD0WGB antenna party Crew setting up antennas climbing the tower Finished installation
Emcomm trailer conversion.

The WAARC supported the OCV Boy Scout Star Trek Camporee, October 27, 2018 at Hall Park, Riverside, IA.
We had 8 groups of scouts throughout the day joining us in our heated Comm trailer.
Many of the scouts and leaders were interested in Amateur Radio and took literature home.
The HF bands were disappointing, between contests and lack of response on the WARC bands, but 2 meters and WAARC club members saved the afternoon by making contacts with willing scouts.

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