Welcome to the Central Washington Amateur Radio Club place on the web. We operate the W7TT repeater on Beezley Hill in Ephrata, Washington.
CWARC hosts a NET every Tuesday Night at 7:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.
Our monthly meetings are on the third Thursday of Each month, except for July and August, at Time Out Pizza in Ephrata Washington. Dinner is at 6 pm, the meeting is at 7 pm. Stop by for coffee at 11 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ephrata Time Out Pizza, 1095 Basin St SW, Ephrata, WA 98823.
CWARC Picnic – 08/20/23
The Central Washington Amateur Radio Club yearly picnic is set for August 20th, 2023 at 1 pm. This year the picnic will be held at Patrick Park in Ephrata… […Read More]
Click here for a map to Patrick Park
CWARC Field Day – 2023
We had Field Day at the Grant County Work Release facility this year as we were not able to get the White Trail Grange that we used last year. We were also outdoors with a couple of canopies set up for shade.
The bands were not the best again this year but we did make 185 contacts on SSB or on CW with 61 on SSB and 124 on CW– good job Gene. We used the club callsign, W7TT, and had 618 points when all was done… […Read More]
CWARC Meeting, 06-15-23
Greetings all! The next meeting for the CWARC will be held on June 15th at Time Out Pizza in Ephrata. The business meeting will begin at 7:00, but feel free to come at 6:00 for general discussion and catching up with fellow members.
This will be the last meeting before Field Day, so we will be firming up details for that event. Also, this is the last meeting before the summer break (no meetings in July or August). We will be discussing the annual CWARC picnic, and setting a date for that (usually in August). That date will be announced once it has been confirmed.
We hope to see you all there on the 15th!
Kerri – KA7MFW
Amateur Radio License Exam
The Central Washington Amateur Radio Club (CWARC) will be hosting a second Amateur Radio License Exam for the 2023 year. […Read More]
CWARC Meeting, 05-18-23
Don’t forget the meeting this evening!
6pm to 7pm – Order something to eat or drink and socialize.
7pm to 8pm – Meeting.
Hope to see you all at Time Out Pizza in Ephrata […Read More]
What is DMR? – Roger KJ7V
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is a digital voice mode that is used by amateur radio operators. It is one of the most popular digital voice modes in amateur radio. DMR has several advantages over other digital voice modes such as Yaesu Fusion and D-Star. One of the main advantages of DMR is that it is an open standard, which means that it can be used by any manufacturer. DMR also has a better vocoder and digital modulation than D-Star. […Read More]
Star Wars Day
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International Morse Code Day
Morse Code Day on April 27 honors the inventor of the Morse code, Samuel Morse, who was born on this day in 1791. […Read More]
2023 Lewis and Clark on the Air
The Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air special event is an on air activity that commemorates the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The trail covers 4900 miles through 16 states. This includes the disembarkation from Camp Dubois and what is referred to as the Eastern Legacy. The event is sponsored by the Clark County Amateur Radio Club with support and participation from clubs in all 16 states along the historic trail. […Read More]
2023 World Amateure Radio Day
What: 2023 World Amateur Radio Day
Who: All amateur radio operators worldwide
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 0000 UTC until Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 0000 UTC[…Read More]
April CWARC Meeting
The CWARC April meeting is one week away! Put it on your calendar: 04/20/23 @ 7:00. Come at 6:00 for dinner/socializing. You don’t have to be a member to attend the monthly meeting. Come on in, introduce yourself, and meet other operators in the Grant County area. […Read More]
How I Use HAM Radio – Steve W7STV
I got into HAM Radio in 2021 and with some help from another HAM, I got onto HF that winter after I got my General. My setup is fairly minimal for HF. I have a radio that puts out 100 watts and a 22′ vertical antenna (10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters) with radials on the ground. I also made 12m and 17m diamond loops for dx and an 80 meter for NVIS. It is nice to cut off some insulated wire to a close length and fine-tune the length for SWR and then work someone on another continent with an antenna you made yourself. […Read More]
New Web Content – 03-20-23
If you’re just joining us or returning to the site after being away you may notice some changes. New additions to the website include a new and improved “Members Area”, “Forums”, “Calendar”, “Photo Gallery”, and an ever-expanding list “of helpful links”Links”.
The “Forums” is a place for our members and quests to meet online and introduce themselves, ask questions, show off equipment, and learn from the many ELMERS that we have in the club. Please remember to keep all posts family-friendly.
The “Calender” is a way for you to quickly see important dates. Dates like the 3rd Thursday of the month when we have our club meetings at Time Out Pizza in Ephrata, the 2023 Field day (Location TBD), or Sea Pac in Seaside Oregon.
We are in need of new and updated photos for the “Photo Gallery”. If you have a photo of you “HAMing” (See what I did there?) it up and you would like to see it in the Gallery, let us know. This is also the same for the Links section.
The members-only section is a section where club members can go and find club-specific information. If you are a member in good standing with Central Washington Amature Radio Club (CWARC) and are not able to log in please email Tom with your name, call sign, and email address. I will create you a username and password and send you a link to log in.
Please email Tom (Call Sign Pending) or Club Secretary Kerri (KA7MFW), with Links, photos or important dates for the Calendar you think everyone should know.
Thanks everyone. Lets make this club amazing again.