Are you new to Amateur Radio and wondering what it is, how it works, and where to begin? Maybe you just want to learn who becomes a ham radio operator, what a net is, or how you can talk all over the world without a billion dollars of infrastructure. Maybe you are wondering if anyone actually uses morse code anymore.
Find out about all the basics and more on our Ham Radio FAQ page.
|Vice-President/PIO pro tempore||Kevin Rowley||W0AEZ|
Membership dues are $20.00 per year. A single club membership covers all licensed hams in a member's household. Membership to the Weld Amateur Radio Society is open to anyone interested in amateur radio and membership does not require an amateur radio license.
To join, visit Ham Club Online. You will need to create an account and follow their instructions for logging in. Once logged in you will be given an option to "Apply for Membership with a HamClubOnline Club".
Select this option and enter "KC0KWD" without quotes in the "Club Application Code or Club Callsign:" box and click "Submit". You will then be directed to the
Weld Amateur Radio Society online membership application.
If you prefer you can print and fill out our membership application and submit it with your dues at the next club meeting or you can mail the membership form along with your dues to:
Weld Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 337362
Greeley, CO 80633-7362
The Weld Amateur Radio Society general club meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at
Roche Constructors 361 71st Ave Greeley, CO 80634 .
The meeting begins at 9:00am in the lunch room. Enter via the ground level door located on the west side of the building. All visitors are welcome.
The Weld Amateur Radio Society holds a weekly net on the 147.000 MHz + (100.0 Hz) club repeater located south of Greeley.
All licensed hams are invited to join us on the air every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM.
All WARS members have the opportunity and are encouraged to be net control.
Just ask a club officer for details.
The Weld Amateur Radio Society is a 501c3 non-profit Colorado corporation.
Our club provides emergency radio communications to our local community.
We have sponsorship opportunities for your organization.
Contact the club for more information.
-- PDF version of the WELD AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY CONSTITUTION.
-- PDF version of the WELD AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY BY-LAWS.
The Archives consist of the club newsletters, general membership meeting minutes, and board meeting minutes.
When something needs to get done, we form a committee.
Participation in a committee is a great way to get involved with the club.
No experience necessary!
Please visit our Get Licensed page to learn more about obtaining your amateur radio license.
The FCC requires applicants to pass a multiple choice exam before an amateur radio license can be issued. These exams are given by licensed radio amateur Volunteer Examiners, VEs, that want to give back to the hobby.
The Weld Amateur Radio Society has partnered with the Patriot VE Team to provide free Greeley area Amateur Radio License Exams. These sessions will take place on the third Saturday of even numbered months at 10 a.m. The Longmont Amateur Radio Club sponsors free Patriot VE Team test sessions on the third Saturday of odd numbered months.
You can register for future Greeley and Longmont area exam sessions at HamStudy.org
There is also ARRL/VEC testing which has been traditionally held on the 2nd Saturday of even numbered months. These sessions are put on by WARS member OJ K0OJ at his house on the north side of Greeley. The ARRL charges $15 to attend these sessions.
For more information, send an e-mail or call OJ.