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.

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.