Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club

ARRL affiliated radio club in Quincy, IL

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 7

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 August 10

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Licensing Exam Session
Bethel Assembly of God Church, 839 S 12th St, Quincy, IL 62301, USA

ARRL VEC Licensing Exam Session
Sponsor: Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club
Contact: David L. Scranton(210) 325-7923
Email: w9we.lee@gmail.com
Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church839 S 12th St
Parking North side
Pre-register $15.00
Quincy IL 62301-5201
Website: https://w9awe.org/
*Registration is required to guarantee a seat at the session. Standard policy is that if there are no pre-registered candidates by 8 PM of the Thursday preceding the test date, the session will be cancelled without further notification.


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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