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We organize and administrate a network of publicly-accessible (license required) Amateur Radio repeater and remote base stations accessible to each other via Voice over IP on the Internet.

The audio quality is superb by the use of the Dolby 7 sound technology.

Our Administrative and Web presence and methodology has been completely re-vamped and vastly improved. There is no software to download to use AllStar. For those who want to enhance their repeater with AllStar, there is a download.

Click Here to see the list of all AllStar Link Network nodes.

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All dates refer to UTC and may be different from calendar dates in North America. Times given as AM or PM are local times and dates. No contest activity occurs on the 60, 30, 17, and 12 meter bands. Mbr = Membership number. Serial = Sequential number of the contact. S/P/C = State, Province, DXCC Entity. XE = Mexican state.  The ARRL gratefully acknowledges the support of Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, in providing this service. Listings in blue indicate contests sponsored by ARRL or NCJ. The latest time to make a valid contest QSO is the minute listed in the “Finish Time” column.

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Amateur Radio Newsline™ is a free service to the amateur radio community.  We produce a weekly audio news bulletin called a “QST” or “bulletin of interest to radio amateurs” that is delivered by a downloadable MP3 audio file from our website and over an automated dial-in telephone line.

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AMSAT is a name for amateur radio satellite organizations worldwide, but in particular the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA) with headquarters at Silver Spring, Maryland, near Washington DC. AMSAT organizations design, build, arrange launches for, and then operate (command) satellites carrying amateur radio payloads, including the OSCAR series of satellites.

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Founded in 1914, the American Radio Relay League is the national association for amateur radio in the USA. Today, with more than 160,000 members, the ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. The ARRL's mission is based on five core areas or "pillars": Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.

To find a Field Day Location, goto Field Day Locator!
"Get On The Air" (GOTA) is for new hams and those who have not been on the air for quite some time. Check GOTA out!
Official 2017 Field Day Rules in PDF is here!

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DZKit Is Bringing Back The Tradition And Fun Of Building Complex Kits

Over the years, one by one, all the great electronic kit manufacturers have disappeared - Eico, Knight, Dynaco, Heath. Perhaps the most devastating for the home electronics enthusiast was the loss of Heathkit®, a mainstay from 1947 to the mid-1980's.  Heathkit advertised "World's finest electronic equipment in kit form". ....

You can still have fun building an electronic project, learn how it works, and have the pride that comes with knowing you built it yourself.

Brian Wood, W0DZ, a design and application engineer at HP/Agilent, wanted to restore the fun of kitbuilding to a new generation. He knew that there's a huge pent-up demand for new, complex, nice-looking kits that offer value not available elsewhere. To that end, he retired early (by choice, a strange occurrence with all the layoffs in the industry) and formed The DZ Co., LLC, dba "DZKit".  Its goal is to allow electronics enthusiasts and others with a passion for learning to have a chance to recapture the fun of doing it yourself while building products with unique features.

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License Search

If you are looking for your first license or have upgraded, the ULS License Search enables you to search for a wide range of licenses in the Universal Licensing System. The License Search provides access to the most basic attributes of a license.

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Renewing Your License

If you need to renew your license or make an address change, this BDARC page will help!
Click this FCC logo to go to the BDARC License Renewing Instructions page on here.

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Bob Heil, with various co-hosts and guests, will cover the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters.

Records live every Wednesday at 6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET.

TWTIpedia. Is TWIT's answer for "Show Notes" for HamNation!

You can read in more detail how the show is done as well the "Behind the Scenes.

Click the TWTIpedia icon to the left to go to

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QRZ is a great place for call sign search. But, there's much much more, including an online logbook!!!

For a greater explanation, that is too large to be printed here, go to

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The SOUTHEASTERN REPEATER ASSOCIATION, INC. (SERA) is the largest Amateur Radio Repeater Coordinating organization in the United States. Whether you are looking for specific information or just surfing the web, we encourage you to browse through the information presented here. We hope that in some way this web site will be beneficial to you.

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We have the most up-to-date amateur radio repeater listings (updated by you, our admins, and repeater coordinators). This site is different than others becauase we use local admins that collect repeater data. No repeater directory can be 100% up-to-date, but we believe this one is more up-to-date and comprehensive than any other you can find. Visitors are invited to update and add listings. You can also rate and comment on the repeaters.


...It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and general cooperation between amateurs, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct the programs amateur radio and the ARRL in West Virginia. In addition, this organization shall organize, sponsor and conduct the West Virginia ARRL Amateur Radio Convention; shall work in concert with the WV Section ARRL Leadership to coordinate the Convention; and shall advertise and promote the Convention as an ARRL sanctioned activity. [Quote from WVSARC Mission Statement]

East River Amateur Radio Club
Bluefield, WV
The East River Amateur Radio Club, Inc., is located in Bluefield, West Virginia. The club's call sign is W8MOP. The ERARC was incorporated in 1960 and has an active membership of more than 100.

Kanawha Amateur Radio Club
Charleston, WV

The Kanawha Amateur Radio Club is a volunteer nonprofit organization composed of FCC Licensed Radio Amateurs. The purpose of the organization is to provide community service and training.

Our volunteers represent all facets of the local community. We have blue collar, professional, and most other occupations represented in our membership. Those volunteers have knowledge and training from things as easy as being National Weather Service weather spotters, to the intricacies of homebuilding radios, using radios to 'IM' each other, and communicate around the world through voice, CW (Morse Code) and digital (Instant Messaging).

Logan County Amateur Radio Club
Logan, WV

The club has been around for many years but people in the area lost interest. The club died down for a while and many of the members left but now we’re starting to grow again.  We are located in Logan, West Virginia about 60 miles south of Charleston.

Southern West Virginia Amateur Radio Association
Lewisburg, WV

The Southern West Virginia Amateur Radio Association Inc. (SWVARAI) is a not for profit amateur radio club serving local communities with communications in times of emergency. If you live in the southern West Virginia area and are a amateur radio operator you might like to join our club. If you are traveling through our area please feel free to use our repeater and check into our nets.

Coal Country Amateur
Radio Club

Madison, West Virginia
WV8CCC - Coal Keeps the Lights On! CCARC keeps the Airways Chattering!

Greetings from West Virginia’s Coal Country and the Coal Country Amateur Radio Club. Comprised of some old-hands in the southern West Virginia HAM radio community and a few new ticket holders, the Coal Country Amateur Radio Club (CCARC) welcomes our website visitors. Please have a look around. We’re justing getting this medium up and running, so bear with us while we iron out all of the details.

We have some upcoming events that we will be listing on our calendar page, including some technician level classes and testing to be performed by other local clubs that already have established VE’s in place.

We hope to have everything on this site up and running by the weekend, but check back often for Club updates and transcripts from Club meetings.

73s to ya’ll, hope to hear you soon!


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The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district, as well as several territories. It is commonly called the United States (US, USA, U.S. or U.S.A.) and America. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is situated in the northwest portion of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to its west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the Mid Pacific. The country also has several territories in the Pacific and Caribbean.

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West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

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Raleigh County was once a favorite site for fur traders who traveled through the country in search of beaver pelts. The first settlers came to the area in 1792.  The most prominent of these was Brigadier General Alfred Beckley for whom the City of Beckley was named.  Differences of opinion on the issues that brought forth the Civil War led to the creation of the new state of West Virginia on June 20, 1863.  Raleigh County was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, an English soldier, adventurer, and the favorite of Queen Elizabeth, and was formed from parts of Fayette County on January 23, 1850

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We invite you to share in the growth of our enthusiastic new business destination, a pristine highland opened by expressways and interstates in the 1990s. Tourism, technology, and transportation thrive here amid three national parks in the very center of the Eastern U.S. But perhaps more than a great place to work, Beckley is an ideal place to live. A low crime rate (West Virginia has enjoyed the nation's lowest crime rate for a half century) attracts many of our new residents. But we can't neglect the lofty plateaus of forest and farmland for which our area is known. Even in the heart of the largest city in Raleigh County, you'll find woodland and park around every corner. We invite you to explore our communities -- online or by touring the area. And we hope you find this collection of information and photographs helpful and entertaining.