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

August 25 2021
 West Essex Amateur Radio Club's 2021 ARRL Field Day Event.  Thanks to all that showed up to make this event a memorable one. Special Thanks to all my Friends from the Montclair University Repeater Group! You guys are awesome. More pictures...
June 23 2021
Come Join Us!!! We at the West Essex Amateur Radio Club, will be having a Field Day Event at Rockpoint Community Church, 400 North Haledon Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508 starting at 2PM Saturday, June 26th, and continue through the night for a full ...
April 12 2021
For someone that has no technical background in engineering or electronics, getting started in amateur radio during a global pandemic presents some unique challenges over and above that which would normally be faced by such an individual. This blog p...

Upcoming Events

07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Business Meeting
Online Event
07:30PM - 10:00PM]
General Meeting
12:30PM - 01:30PM]
Stay in Your Car VE Session
07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Business Meeting
Online Event
07:30PM - 10:00PM]
General Meeting
07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Business Meeting
Online Event
07:30PM - 10:00PM]
General Meeting

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!

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