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Next Meeting: Balloon Launch Project Management

January 3rd, 2017 at the telecommunications training room


What is Ham Radio?

What is ham Radio

About Us

The Warren County Amateur Radio Association is a registered non-profit organization made up of Ham Radio operators from the area of Warren County, Ohio. 

Warren County Amateur Radio Association (WCARA) is an organization consisting of members of amateur radio operators with licenses granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) governed by U.S. Code Title 47, including Part 97 as quoted below:
§ 97.1 Basis and purpose.
The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in
the following principles:
(a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication
service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.
(b) Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
(c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication
and technical phases of the art.
(d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.
(e) Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.
Our organization serves the community by assisting the public safety entities of Warren County through weather nets and reliable backup communications.
(For adiitional information about WCARA - Click Here) 

Member Opportunities and Commitments

Members of the Warren County Amateur Radio Association have the option to choose their level of involvement.  If you wish to come and observe and/or participate and enjoy great fellowship with fellow ham radio operators then this is the place for you.  In contrast, if you wish to join us and lead a team with a skill you have, then we are also the place for you.  We are here to enjoy ham radio and fellowship at all levels of skill and commitment.


WCARA Recent Announcements

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Weekly Training Net
  • Each Monday at 8:30 PM on the 146.865- Repeater
  • Open to all Ham Radio Operators

Monthly Meetings

  • Open to the public on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
  • Meeting Place is located at the Turtlecreek Township Fire Station Number 32 located at 670 North State Route 123 Lebanon, OH 45036. Google Map showing main meeting location HERE. (Note: This address is not the address for WCARA, only the meeting location)
  • If the normal meeting place is unavailabile, the alternate WCARA monthly meeting place will be at Frisch's Lebanon, Ohio unless another location is announced or posted on this website. Frisch's is located at 1330 Columbus Ave, Lebanon, Ohio, 45036. Frisch's is across the street from Lebanon Kroger's MarketPlace. Google map of alternate meeting place HERE.
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