Social Media NOW LIVE!

23 May
Hello from the dark side of the internet. After many months of tinkering, and editing, the WARA website is now mirroring posts to both Facebook and Twitter. This will help broaden the readership, and allow for followers to get the ... Read more »

WARA has joined the Puget Sound HamWan system

2 May

A modern, multi-megabit, IP-based, digital network for amateur radio use!

HamWAN is a US, non-profit organization developing best practices for high speed amateur radio data networks. HamWAN also runs the Puget Sound Data Ring, which is a real-world network implementation of the proposed designs.

HamWANSo far, HamWAN networks have been used for things like low-latency repeater linking, real-time video feeds from distant locations, serving APRS I-gates, providing redundant internet access to emergency operations centers, and more. Any licensed radio amateur in the service area can connect their shack directly to the network with just a small investment in equipment and no reoccurring cost. This won’t replace your home Internet connection. However, it works and acts just like one.  See webpage

For Victoria it now means we have an emergency internet connection off “the Island”.


Field Day June 25/26 2016 Initial Info

1 May
On June 25/26, 2016, WARA will participate in ARRL Field Day at Heritage Acres in Saanichton. All hams plus the general public are invited. The purpose of Field Day is to make as many Amateur Radio contacts as possible operating with temporary radios, antennas and power within a 24 hour period. There will be 2 stations – CW in the club trailer with an 800′ wire loop antenna, and Voice on a sheltered table outdoors, with 200′ antenna. Station and antenna setup is on Saturday beginning around 10 am, operations start at noon and continue until mid-morning Sunday, followed by equipment take down.  We are looking for assistance to put up the antennas and set up the radio stations. No experience necessary. And we also need radio operators.