Welcome to the home of the
West River Radio Club!
"W1RRC & WR1VT"
Communicating from the West River Valley in Windham County, Vermont, USA to the World.
www.westriverradio.org(We are an ARRL Affiliated Club)
Field Day June 23 – 24, 2016
Start: 1800 UTC Saturday End 2100 UTC Sunday
Always the fourth full weekend in June
Visit us at our Field Day Site!
2099 Simpson Brook Road, Townshend, VT
(Click the link above for a map)
West River Radio Club's Highlights
The WR1VT Repeaters are now "ON THE AIR"!
WR1VT 2 Meter System - 146.865 MHz (-) 100.0 Hz (Brattleboro)
WR1VT 70 cm DIGITAL System - 444.400 MHz (+) CC1 (Brattleboro)
KB1NXN 70cm System - 447.575 MHz (-) 123.0 Hz (Bellows Falls)
Click on this link to learn more about WRRC DMR and the basics
The West River Radio Club Emergency Services Net
We have resumed our Emergency Services Net on the new club repeater WR1VT located in Brattleboro, VT. Join us on 146.865 with a negative offset and a 100 Hz tone at 1930 (L). We hope to hear you there.
Show your pride and promote WRRC and Amateur Radio. You can purchase WRRC Apparel by filling out an an Order Entry Form and sending it to John Borichevsky, N1TOX per the instructions on the form. Here is a link to the Order Form that you can print and send to John, N1TOX.
Mark Your Calendars
While we are a volunteer organization, one of our pride and joy experiences is to help out at local special events with radio communications. Make sure you check out our Meeting and Event Times page for a full listing of events we offer radio communication assistance to. We also hope you check out our meeting listings and attend a meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend, our doors are open to everyone. Give us a try and see what we are doing for our local communities.
Regular Monthly Meeting
We invite you to come and join us at our next meeting which will be held in the Heins Building at the Grace Cottage Hospital complex at 7 PM on the second Tuesday. We hope that you will come and enjoy participating with our group! Make it better, bring a friend.
Regular Monthly BOD / Luncheon Meeting
We also invite you to come and join us at the PanAsian Restaurant in Brattleboro. This meeting is open to everyone who would like to attend. Good Food, Fun, Friends and great conversations! We meet at 11:30 AM on on the last Saturday of the month.
Check out the latest edition of the Northeastern Storm Buster Emergency Manager & storm Spotter Magazine from the National Weather Service in Albany, NY. Click HERE to view current issue along with the library of prior editions on file.
The West River Radio Club News Letter the "Digital Dispatch"
Extra!! Extra!! Learn more about it!!!
Technician License classes will be scheduled soon!
The West River Radio Club offers those interested in becoming a newly licensed amateur radio operator and existing amateur radio operators, license classes to obtain your first license or to help you upgrade your existing license. Our VE team will be your Elmer's and assist you to the goal you have in mind. The cost of the class includes your class time, handouts, and the FCC Licensing test. Be ready to learn! For more information on our classes, please check out our "WRRC License Class and VE Session" section
Need additional tools to help study for your FCC Exam? We can help here too!! We have educational links on our "WRRC Links Library" web page. Look for the heading "Educational Links and Test Sites". Good Luck with your studying and your test!!
Extra!! Extra!! It's VE Session Time!!!
The West River Radio Club offers quarterly VE exam session for all license levels. For our current schedule, please see our VE Class page If you would like to take an exam, please pre-register by emailing Mary Peterson, KB1YCD at VE Session Sign-up
To learn more about the West River Radio Club and Amateur Radio, go to the "About Us" section of our web site. As a further thought, our membership dues are very reasonable!!! Our rates are $20.00 for the first member of the immediate family, and just $5.00 for each additional family member. We also encourage you to bring along a friend or someone who is interested in radio communications.
See who is a member of the West River Radio Club in our club Roster. We currently have 32 members of which 4 are auxiliary members! We are growing group of folks and remember, if you are a licensed operator, we hope you will consider joining us to provide help for Windham County and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining us, please bring in your completed application to our next meeting or mail it to the address on the form. Even if you do not have a license, but are interested in amateur radio, emergency communications or helping the public, we invite you to come to one of our meetings and join in on the fun.
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We hope you have found our website both informative and a pleasure to visit. If you have any questions or comments about the West River Radio Club or our website, or wish to report any errors, send them via email to the WRRC Webmaster . We would like to hear from you!
Check back often to see what is happening with the newest HAM Radio Club in the West River Valley located in Windham County, Vermont, USA!
Our partners mean a lot to us, as we do to them. Without their support and help, the West River Radio Club would not be where we are today. We have partnered together to provide Windham County, Vermont, and the surrounding areas, with Volunteer Support, Communications, and Emergency Services.
Please take a moment to visit our partners site, It is well worth the click!!
We would like to thank Entergy Vermont Yankee for allowing the members of the West River Radio Club Emergency Services group to be a key player with emergency communications within the Emergency Protection Zone (EPZ) to the State of Vermont EOC, along with their support to us and the communities.
We would like to thank Grace Cottage Hospital, located in Townshend, VT, for allowing the West River Radio Club the use of their meeting room and also allowing us to partner with them in providing Emergency Communications for Windham County and the surrounding areas.