West Essex Amateur Radio Club
Based in Essex County,
New Jersey.

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.



The Club schedules many events where 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 developing 'on the air' skills. Check the Calendar for events where WEARC will be operating

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

July 28 2023
This is that radio that people either love or hate. I'm in the middle. Right out of the box it feels solid but that was the last moment I felt only one way about this radio. The manual states that the initial few charges should take about 8 hours. I ...
July 12 2023
To conduct a POTA (Parks on the Air) activation, which involves operating amateur radio equipment from a designated park or natural area, follow these general steps: Research Parks: Identify parks or natural areas that are eligible for POTA activatio...
April 15 2023
The fox: Bionics MicroFox 15 (@146.565 MHz) https://www.byonics.com/mf The "hunting weapons": MWRF Source SMA Male to SMA Female 6GHz Attenuator 2W (30 dB) The greatest transceiver of all times: Baofeng UV5R   SDR: Nooelec RTL-SDR v5 SDR - ...

Upcoming Events

07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross

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

Club Meeting Location:

American Red Cross Office

209 Fairfield Rd

Fairfield, NJ 07004

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