-- 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.

- Become a Member

You will find a tab below on how to join our club and you can learn with the rest of us.

Swiss made morse code key, Stampfl

- 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.

- Elected Officers and Directors

President Rich Gordon K0EB
Vice-President Kevin Rowley W0AEZ
Secretary Karen Rivera K0DDL
Treasurer Jim Mills N0JME
PIO Lee Devlin K0LEE
Director Al Price KE0LSL
Director Brian James KE0LLE
Director David Harris WD0HDR

- Appointed Positions

Trustee/CCARC Delegate Don Heesch KF0IBW
Web/Email Team Lee Devlin K0LEE
Web/Email Team Rich Gordon K0EB
Technical Committee Don Heesch KF0IBW
Technical Committee Tom Cross KN6VV
Technical Committee David Harris WD0HDR

- Resources

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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.

Ham Club Online text with red satellite dish profileTo join, visit Ham Club Online. You will need to do the following:

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 typically 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.

Check the --> WARS home page for meeting details as they can and do change from time to time.
-- 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.
WARS invites any licensed amateur to join us on the air Tuesday night at 7:00 PM. We have been using
--> ham.live
as an online logging tool for these nets. Feel free to check in early!
Are you a member and would like to call the net? All WARS members are encouraged to be net control. Just let the current Net Control know that you want to run the net next week and we will get you any help that you might need.

-- link to the --> Tuesday Night Net Script
-- link to the --> Tuesday Night Net Script with online logging
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



WARS Archives - Newsletters and Minutes

The Archives consist of the general membership meeting minutes, board meeting minutes, old club newsletters, and flyers that the club has put out over the years.

There is also an archived version of the website with very incomplete and inaccurate information! It is meant for historical purposes only!!!



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 usually take place on the third Saturday of even numbered months at 10 a.m. The exception is in December as we have the session on the 3rd Sunday. The Longmont Amateur Radio Club sponsors free Patriot VE Team test sessions on the 4th Saturday of odd numbered months so there is always a free session in the area about once a month.
Please check HamStudy.org to verify the day and time as changes can occur.
You can register for future Greeley and Longmont area exam sessions at HamStudy.org

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 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