West Essex Amateur Radio Club
Based in Essex Fells,
New Jersey 07021.

Membership is open to all Ham Radio Operators and Radio Enthusiasts of all ages.

What We Do

We enjoy talking to the world as well as local friends.

We assist the community during times of emergency as well during public events.

We teach new prospective hams how to become licensed, operate radios and enjoy the hobby.

Members enjoy learning and experimenting with all kinds of new technology.



Our twice monthly meetings begin at 7:30 PM with our HF station ON THE AIR. Members and guests are welcome to make round the world contacts with our top of the line equipment. We provide operating procedure training to new hams who are developing new on the air skills.

Kit Building

Twice a year we devote a series of meetings to building a kit or homebrew project of your own choosing. Antennas, radios, even LED signs are part of our building fun. We teach new hams how to solder.

Field Day

ARRL Field DayARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. WEARC enjoys annual participation in the event.

Latest News & Blog

January 05 2021
After a club.meeting some members asked for a demonstration of using an antenna tuner. Although there are a lot of YouTube videos and articles online I did not see an example like the one I was given as a young operator. Loading an incandescent light...
November 03 2020
The West Essex Amateur Radio Club of Essex Fells, NJ, continues to conduct VE testing with the examinees remaining in their cars under a covered car port at a local office building in Fairfield, NJ.The club has been conducting the VE testing concurre...
August 29 2020
The Absolute Fact is Clear. We are in the Midst of a Global Pandemic. With so many casualties due to Covid-19, and the World Powers frantically looking for a cure. What are We to do? Are we to live our lives in Fear? Or, like many others, would we ch...

Upcoming Events

12:30AM - ]
VE Session
Outside Location
07:30PM - ]
How to set-up and test your HF station
Online Event

We hold a weekly Skype club meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm. These meetings and the open chat records can be seen at https://join.skype.com/P7aetDeBXEA1

Visitors most welcome!

Take Your Ham Test
Volunteer Examiner Sessions