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-- WARS Club Information --

Club Members at the August 2022 Denver Radio Club Hamfest at the Adams County Fairgrounds

- Our Purpose

from the Weld Amateur Radio Society Constitution

  • To enhance the value of the Amateur Radio service to the public as a valuable, non-commercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications, where possible.

  • To promote fellowship in Amateur Radio through diligent efforts to adhere to Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations within the bounds of good taste, and law of the land.

  • To provide for a self-supporting and self-perpetuating bond of common purpose among its membership.

  • To promote activities of an unspecified nature to the membership not necessarily limited to amateur radio but not detracting from the aforementioned purposes.

- Amateur Radio FAQ

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.

Swiss made morse code key, Stampfl

- Elected Officers and Directors

President Eric Seltzer KF0AMA
Vice-President/PIO pro tempore Kevin Rowley W0AEZ
Secretary Rich Gordon K0EB
Treasurer Jim Mills N0JME
Director Al Price KE0LSL
Director Lisa Finley KE0TDQ
Director David Harris WD0HDR

- Appointed Positions

Trustee Gregg Peter K0GWP
CCARC Delegate Gregg Peter K0GWP
Web and Club Email List Rich Gordon K0EB

- Resources

Membership Info

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:

Attn: Treasurer
Weld Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 337362
Greeley, CO 80633-7362

-- link to Ham Club Online
-- link to Membership Application
Monthly Meeting Info

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.

-- link to Google map to Roche Constructors
Weekly Net Info

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.

-- link to the Tuesday Night Net Script
501c3 and Sponsorship

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.
 Contact Us

WARS Constitution and By-Laws

-- PDF version of the WELD AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY CONSTITUTION.

-- PDF version of the WELD AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY BY-LAWS.

WARS Archives - Newsletters and Minutes

The Archives consist of the club newsletters, general membership meeting minutes, and board meeting minutes.

 Archives

Committees

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!

Current Committees

Amateur Radio License Exam Sessions

License Exams

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.

Please be aware that the FCC now charges $35 for new amateur radio licenses.
The fee is paid directly to the FCC after your exam results have been accepted into their system.
The ARRL/VEC exam session fee is a separate fee collected by the examiner at the time of the exam.
The Patriot VE Team does not charge for attending their exam sessions.
-- link to HamStudy.org Greeley area exam sessions
-- link to the ARRL Find an Exam website
-- link to the WARS Get Licensed page