The West Essex Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1994 by a group of local hams. Their goal was to come together in an atmosphere where like-minded amateur radio operators could both discuss and engage in contesting, DX’ing and all modes of ham radio communication, including voice, digital and (CW) code. With over 500 years of combined radio experience, our club will often host or participate in local community events. As expected, the annual Field Day, held on the fourth full weekend in June, is the most-anticipated club event for WEARC, as it is for most amateur radio clubs.
As an organization, WEARC firmly believes in the spirit of community service and outreach. We directly support and are affiliated with Essex County RACES. In addition, other members are involved in the Metro Red Cross, Military MARS and other emergency organizations in the state and region.
Our dedication to ham radio is unwavering. WEARC is committed to doing their part in helping those interested in getting involved in this exciting hobby we all share. To this end, we sponsor monthly licensing test sessions for prospective hams, as well as those who wish to upgrade their license. Our door is also open to those who simply wish to learn more about the world of ham radio, or work on their test preparation and general knowledge base with a receptive “Elmer”. Club meetings are open to all who are interested.
To become a full member you must be elected by members.
The club meets on the 2nd floor of the Essex Fells Service Building, located at 307 Runnymede Road, Essex Fells, NJ 07021, next to the Essex Fells Post Office, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Meeting start time is 8:00pm, but the doors are usually open by 7:30pm.
All our full members are licensed operators
You can read more about our members.
Visit the members bio page.