Next club meeting

The next club meeting is Monday, November 6, 2017. We will have our annual fried chicken dinner. Chicken will be purchased by the club, everything else is pot-luck style. Please bring something to share.

We will also be holding officer nominations for the 2018-2019 term.

The club will have its annual foxhunt in Centralia's Foundation Park on October 14, 2017, weather permitting. If there's rain, we'll post a cancelation here.

The club has reserved the Miners pavillion in Foundation Park. It is the shelter closest to Gragg St. on the North side of the park, south of Gragg.

The Illinois QSO Party 2017 is October 22. If you would like to participate, there will be at least one club station operating portable where you can join in. Contact Rich N9XCO for information about his portable station.

The December club meeting will have the officer election. Membership fees are also encouraged to be paid in December or January. Membership fees are $30 for individuals or $40 for a family living in the same household.

There will be an open house at the Centralia Museum at 11:00am December 9, 2017. We're inviting neighboring amateur radio clubs to this event.


Free for the entire ham radio community! Come see us online at or email us at n4ujw ✆ for more info.

Several CWA club members get together on Saturday mornings at the My Place Diner in Central City on Saturday mornings around 8am. Everyone is welcome to come by and join them.

Older Items of Interest

EchoLink Node Name Changed (11/3/16)

The EchoLink node name has changed to W9CWA-R. The node number is the same, 820870. Please update your favorites to reflect this change. The old name was NV9S-R, new name W9CWA-R.


A new GUIDES section has been added to the CWA web site. Just click on the GUIDES tab above.

Club Repeaters

The CWA offers two open repeaters to the amateur community.

2m Repeater

147.270 MHz
+600 kHz offset
103.5 Hz PL tone
15 kHz channel spacing (wideband FM)
20W transmitter output
250 ft. antenna height

70cm Repeater

442.200 MHz
+5 MHz offset
103.5 Hz PL tone
15 kHz channel spacing (wideband FM)
25W transmitter output
210 ft. antenna height


EchoLink node 820870 W9CWA-R is linked to W9CWA 2m repeater.

IRLP is currently unavailable.

Last modified: 3 Oct, 2017