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/etiquette. This is also a great event to meet the people you will be talking to.