Our Services

Emergency Communications

The WRARC strengthens Amateur Radio emergency communications in central Idaho. All visitors to the Wood River Valley are invited to use our repeater system and open phone-patch system. Welcome aboard! Ham radio is the only form of telecommunication in much of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA); our repeaters cover over most of this area.

Event Communications

The Wood River Amateur Radio Club provides communications for the following events:
Boulder Mountain Tour – February
Elephant’s Perch Backcountry Run – July
The Sawtooth Century 100 mile bike ride – August
Standhope 60 Ultra Marathon – August
Rebecca’s Private Idaho – 50/100 mile Mt. Bike Ride – September

Classes and Testing

If you are interested in emergency communications in an disaster situation (like an earthquake) you may want to attend this class.
There are tech nights two to three times a year to assist in programming radios, radio usage/etiquitte. This is also a great event to meet the people you will be talking to.



Amateur Radio communications during Hurricane Katrina

  Learn more about how Amateur radio can help out in an emergency:

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Sun Valley Magazine: Hamming it up

Sun Valley Magazine has a great article about Amateur Radio in the Wood River Valley. Full article is located here:  http://www.sunvalleymag.com/Sun-Valley-Magazine/Winter-2013/Local-Buzz/index.php?cparticle=3&siarticle=2 HAMMING IT UP The Resurgence of Amateur Radio When we hear the term “ham radio,” most of us envision some old guy or maybe a young, Boy Scout-aged kid buried behind a wall of

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Mountain Express Amateur Radio Article

The Idaho Mountain Express did a nice article on Amateur Radio:  http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005132892 Local ‘hams’ keep valley in touch Amateur radio operators quietly provide key public service Joe Yelda, of the Wood River Amateur Radio Club, talks on a hand-held radio in his car. Photo by David N. Seelig By DAMIAN THORNTON Express Intern Many people

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