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

January 13 2024
I got into using FT8 this summer when camping. In 2023 now post COVID I had to adapt to having other campers close by which made it embarrassing to be talking to myself late at night and possibly annoying my fellow campers. I was lucky and able to do...
January 01 2024
I believe most hams have the same question as I did. Does it pay to spend a lot of money on a high quality microphone? This question bugged me for quite some time so I decided to do something about it. I came up with the idea of doing a blind mic tes...
December 18 2023
As many people that commute daily to work, I take all the complex systems that support me for granted. I start my day in the suburbs of New Jersey driving my car to the train station, get there 5 mins earlier and check my phone to see how the line is...

Upcoming Events

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07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
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VE Session at the American Red Cross Bld
American Red Cross
07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
07:00PM - ]
VE Session at the American Red Cross Bld
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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