Welcome to the Wisconsin Rapids Amateur Radio Club! If you are interested in amateur (aka “ham”) radio or technical information as well as “how to’s” then this is the an area that you should check out. Information about area ham events, studying and testing as well as history of the club will be found here as well.
If you are interested in putting your radio equipment and ability to work as a volunteer in the central Wisconsin area, then the Wood County Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service may interest you. Inside you will find more information about what we do, when and how we do it, as well as how to get involved! Remember, volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart!
If you are looking for more information regarding the amateur radio repeaters located in the Wisconsin Rapids area, or are interested in becoming a member of the association, this is where you want to look!
Amateur Radio – Serving The Community!
Amateur (ham) radio allows for simple interactive communications between people. A few or many! Not something that is easily accomplished by any other form of communication! It can also be used to talk across town or around the world! Ham equipment can be used for just “shooting the breeze” (or rag chewing as it is known in ham circles). It can also be used as a contesting media in making as many contacts as possible. And one very important way it can be used is in service to our fellow man, not only in times of emergency, but also in good times when helping coordinate events and safety.
The Wisconsin Rapids Amateur Radio Club is all about friendships, camaraderie, experimenting with radio equipment, putting radio equipment to use, and to improving radio communications in the Central Wisconsin Area. We also believe in using our radio communications abilities to assist the community.
Each year, people from all of these groups help with weather watches, traffic safety, flooding conditions, bicycle races, special event commemorations, weather monitoring for large events as well as conducting radio operator training and testing, and occasional fund raising for area repeater maintenance.