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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

March 21 2024
During a recent emergency drill, Bill, NB1LL, realized the existing Red Cross Ham Operation Radio Room would not be functional during a crisis; it was too small to accommodate the personnel and equipment needed.  As...
March 17 2024
The question of how a repeater controller works has come up several times in the past few months. Below are some relevant facts about the operation of a familiar repeater controller. The post that follows will focus on high impact items for repeater ...
March 02 2024
Let's build my version of the LoRa Meshtastic ESP32 device. What do we want to achieve:  1. As waterproof as it can be. 2. No 3D Printed needed. 3. Battery that can run for a couple days. 4. Easy USB waterproof connector that can be used fo...

Upcoming Events

08:00AM - 05:00PM]
Amateur General Radio License Class
American Red Cross Office
08:00AM - 05:00PM]
Amateur General Radio License Class
American Red Cross Office
07:30PM - 08:30PM]
WEARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross
07:00PM - ]
VE Session at the American Red Cross Bld
American Red Cross
08:00AM - 05:00PM]
Technician Radio License Class
American Red Cross Office

We hold a weekly Skype club meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm. These meetings and the open chat records can be seen at

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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