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

June 25 2024
Members of both WEARC and ARC² participated in the annual ARRL Field Day Event on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2024. Saturday morning with temperatures quickly soring into the 90's the members worked on setting up the stations and antenna's.&...
June 22 2024
  There are several compelling reasons why people choose to get into ham radio: 1. Personal Enjoyment and Hobby: Many people find operating ham radio to be a fascinating hobby. It offers opportunities to communicate with people around the w...
June 22 2024
Starting with ham radio can be an exciting journey into the world of amateur radio communication. Here are the steps you can follow to get started: 1. Learn About Ham Radio: Familiarize yourself with what ham radio is all about. It's a hobby that all...

Upcoming Events

07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
07:00PM - ]
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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