Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club

ARRL affiliated radio club in Quincy, IL

Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 4

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WIARC Monthly Meeting
American Red Cross Donor Center Adams County Chapter, 3000 N 23rd St, Quincy, IL 62301, USA

Monthly Meeting

Recurs monthly


Saturday October 14

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Club Dinner
Sprout's Inn, 2814 N 12th St, Quincy, IL 62305, USA

The October dinner will be at Sprouts on 12th Street. The cost is $20 a person, including tax and tip, and will be served family style. Menu will be announced. This is open to all members, their family, and guests. There will be a 30 minute program from Bob Mitchel AD9DU, with projected images, on his trip to Israel and Egypt.


About Us

Our radio club was founded in 1940 and continues actively promoting amateur radio in West-Central Illinois.


Club Newsletters

Feedline is our monthly newsletter. Keep up with the latest club news and information. 


VE Testing

We offer license exam testing every other month. License classes are offered based on interest.

Club repeaters

The Western Illinois ARC established its first 2 Meter FM repeater in early 1969 making this club among the first in the nation to operate such a device on an amateur VHF frequency.

Our machines now include the latest internet linking technologies. Find out more by following the link.

Latest News

Upcoming hamfests

KD0HHN has sent flyers for the following upcoming hamfests for fall 2022: St Charles MO  Aug 14 Sedalia MO  Oct 15 Kirkwood MO  Oct 29 08/13/2022 - West Central Illinois Hamfest Location: Carlinville, ILType: ARRL...

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W9AWE Tower Work 2021

W9AWE Tower Work 2021

A great assemblage of local hams combined to put together the new Mosley beam on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. Once it was ready and tested, NR9Q climbed the tower on Saturday, and the old tribander was removed from the tower; and the new antenna was put...

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July 7th 2021 Meeting

July 7th 2021 Meeting

Special Meeting Announcement - July Meeting and Tailgate The regular monthly meeting of the WIARC is scheduled for Wednesday July 7th, 2021 7:00 PM. Special Pre-meeting tailgate taking place 5pm-7pm before the meeting. Bring your stuff to sell or trade. Location: Twin...

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The Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club is the official administrator of the Illinois QSO Party.

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