Events

WARA Raffle 2017

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:32 AM by Jeremy Betz

Prizes as follows:
1st Prize - total value = $100
  • 1 Year membership in WARA
  • Tech. class with book
  • Dual band HT radio
2nd Prize - total value = $75
  • 1 Year membership in WARA
  • Tech. class with book
3rd Prize - total value = $35
  • 1 Year membership in WARA
4th -6th Prize - total value = $25 Each ($75 Total)
  • 1 gift certificate to the Brewport Restaurant ($25 each)
Drawing will be September 13, 2017 at 7pm at the Borough Hall during the regular club meeting.

Amateur Radio General License Class Spring 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 6:57 AM by Jeremy Betz

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. 

The FCC General License exam will expand on your knowledge from your Technician License on FCC regulations, operating practices and electronics theory; it will also focus on your new licensing privileges, the HF bands and you do not have to learn Morse code! 

Dates: 6/28/2017 to 8/23/2017 (9 Classes) 
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm (Wednesday Night)
Fee: $40 (including text book, handouts and exam fee) 
Location:  Woodmont Borough Hall 
128 Kings Highway, Milford, CT 06460 
Instructor: Edwin Rhodes WA1LEI
Email: wa1lei@yahoo.com

Registration form is available below.

Milford Summer Radio Propagation Test 2016

posted Aug 17, 2016, 8:10 AM by Jeremy Betz   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 8:15 AM ]

The annual radio propagation test has been scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am and should run until about 2:00pm. Please let Ed (wa1lei@yahoo.com) know if you are able to support this event. In order to participate, you will need to have a 2m mobile station in your car that can support 35-50 watts output, or you will need to be paired with someone who does. Unfortunately HTs are not powerful enough to be used in this test.

Amateur Radio Technician License Class Fall 2016

posted Aug 10, 2016, 10:03 AM by Jeremy Betz   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 10:08 AM ]

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communications together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. 

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. You don’t need any prior experience or familiarity with electronics and you do not have to learn Morse Code! Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment.

Dates: 10/15/2016 to 12/17/2016 (10 Classes)
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm (Saturdays)
Fee: $45 (including text book, handouts and exam fee)
Location: Woodmont Borough Hall
128 Kings Highway, Milford, CT 06460
Instructor: Edwin Rhodes WA1LEI
Email: wa1lei@yahoo.com

Registration form is available below.

Woodmont Day 5k Road Run/Walk

posted Jul 5, 2016, 6:56 PM by Jeremy Betz

The Borough of Woodmont (located between Milford and West Haven) has asked WARA (Woodmont Amateur Radio Assoc.) to coordinate Amateur Radio Communications support for the Woodmont Day 5K Road Run/Walk on July 30, 2016.  

We will need your help to staff all of the checkpoints along this short course.  
Can you come out to play?

Operations as follows:
Start/Finish Line: Trubee Doolittle Park, Beach Avenue (between Wall St and Bonsilene) Woodmont.
7:30am - check-in / assignments handed out
8:00am - Final course check (all stations report in)
8:15am - 10am Race (note - there will be walkers on the course as well)
Course operations will consist of both  simplex and repeater use. 
Planned frequencies 
- W1WPD repeater: 442.500 MHz (+) DCS 073 (talk in only)
- Simplex:    146.58 MHz (none) PL 77 (course freq.)

To volunteer (or get more info). 
please contact Ed Rhodes WA1LEI
at wa1lei@yahoo.com.

Field Day 2016

posted Jun 16, 2016, 4:56 PM by Jeremy Betz   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 9:55 AM ]

On Saturday June 25th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Woodmont Amateur Radio Association will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day. The club will set up various radios and antennas at the New Woodmont Borough Hall, 128 Kings Hwy, Milford, CT 06460The public is invited to come down and see what Amateur Radio is all about on  and to go on the air and potentially talk to hams around the world.

Field Day is a national on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada by Amateur Radio Operators, otherwise known as hams. More than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or friends to operate from remote locations. The event is part emergency drill, picnic, camp-out and contest.

Milford Propagation Test

posted Feb 23, 2016, 11:04 AM by Jeremy Betz

Please contact Ed Rhodes via email (President@wara.club) if you are going to participate in the Milford propagation test this Saturday, February 27th. Let Ed know what equipment you are bringing. We are assembling at the firehouse at 9:30 with departure at 10. He will make out a schedule with that information. 

January VHF Contest

posted Jan 25, 2016, 10:39 AM by Jeremy Betz

This coming weekend we will be operating in the VHF contest as a club station and do some work around the station.  Below is the schedule:

Sat. January 30 - 10:30am to 2pm set up and work at station.
                         - 2pm to ?   VHF contest (ssb on 2m / 6m / 70 cm).  We have a 2m / 70 cm antenna and a 6m antenna, the choice is 1) put both on 1 mast for single operation with a rotor or separate the 2m / 70 cm and the 6m with a rotor on only one (this would require us to operate 2 radios.

Sunday 10:30am - ? VHF operations.   

FCC Amateur Radio Technician License Class Winter 2015

posted Sep 2, 2015, 1:19 PM by Jeremy Betz   [ updated Oct 10, 2015, 6:34 PM ]

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. There is a club in Woodmont building a station!

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. You don’t need any prior experience or familiarity with electronics and you do not have to learn Morse Code!

Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment.

To Register: Fill out and send in the attached form.

Dates: 11/10/2015 to 01/12/2016 (10 Classes)

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $40 (including text book and exam fee)

Location: 
Woodmont Borough Hall
128 Kings Highway
Milford, CT 06460

Instructor: Edwin Rhodes WA1LEI

Email: wa1lei@yahoo.com

Google Calendar Link

Woodmont Day 5K Road Race

posted Jul 14, 2015, 6:22 PM by Jeremy Betz   [ updated Jul 14, 2015, 6:22 PM ]

Greetings all,

The Woodmont Amateur Radio Association has been asked to support the Woodmont Day 5K road race on July 25. 2015.  We will need approximately 12 ham radio operators to staff all of the points along the course.  Operations as follows:


Course: Start and finish at Trubee Doolittle Park, Beach Avenue between Wall St and Bonsilene , Woodmont.

7:30am - check-in / assignments handed out
8:00am - Final course check (all stations report in)
8:15am - 10am Race (note - there will be walkers on the course as well)

Course operations will consist of both  simplex and repeater use.  
Planned frequencies - W1WPD repeater 
                                       Simplex - 146.58  pl tone of 77

Please contact Ed Rhodes WA1LEI if you plan on helping out at wa1lei@yahoo.com.

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