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

July 28 2020
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harold was a resident of West Caldwell, New Jersey since 1973. In his later retirement years, Harold became a snowbird who spent his winters in Longboat Key, Florida. An army veteran and a graduate of Universi...
June 07 2020
OK, you finally got the nerve to go and take the Technician Exam, and Wallah! You passed! What next? Well, I believe we've all been in that same position. Lucky for you, you're in the right place if you took the Exam at a local Radio Club.Stick aroun...
January 01 2020
Our annual Holiday party was held on Saturday December 14th, 7PM at Don Pepe II. Spouses, significant other, and other were invited. We had a great record breaking turn out this year, over 20 people attending! Our President Don awarded a liquid ...

Upcoming Events

07:30PM - 09:00PM]
VE Session
Essex Fells Service Building

Club events are held at Essex Fells Service Building, 307 Runnymede Road, Second Floor, Essex Fells, NJ 07021. Visitors most welcome!

Take Your Ham Test
Volunteer Examiner Sessions