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.
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
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.
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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 ofRead More
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 peopleRead More