Welcome to W8DC.org the web home of the

Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association.

We meet at the Red Cross Building at 1050 Fuller NE, and we maintain an active club station at that location. If you'd like to see our station, or attend a club meeting, please stop by and visit. All Visitors are welcome!

For Our Upcoming GRAHamfest - Our new flyer will be available soon. The Swap is September 9th.

For Current Events - Please visit our Facebook Page

You can stop by the Red Cross the first Friday of every month for our club business and technical meeting. OR - Every Wednesday night is open radio room night.

If you want to see a REAL amateur radio station being operated, want to talk over a technical problem, or find out more about Amateur Radio testing and licensing stop by!

NEW! You Can Now Sign Up To Attend One Of Our Examination Sessions on our LICENSE TESTING Page.

NEW! MSPOTA - Michigan State Parks on the Air is starting to ramp up.

You can find complete information at the MSPOTA Web Site

Upcoming Events

May 6, 2017

NEW! Cadillac Swap, Cadillac Junior High School, 500 Chestnut Street Talk-In 146.980

Details Here

May 19-21, 2017

Dayton Hamvention. The club will be doing a group effort. Cost is $117 per person payable to

Tom, N8DGD.

Details about the Dayton Hamvention Here.

June 3, 2017

NEW! 2017 IRA Hamfest

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville

TALK-IN on 146.16 repeater.

Contact Kathy at 616-541-4090 Questions...Email W8IRA.ORG

June 10, 2017

NEW! Ham in a Day License Course -- Lowell, MI

Info and Registration Here.

June 24-25, 2017

W8DC Field Day. Cedar Springs is the location. Contact Hank, N8XX for details.

September 6 - November 8, 2017

NEW! General Class Upgrade Class -- Red Cross, 1030 Fuller, Grand Rapids

Information and Registration

Contact the instructor, Tom Bosscher, K8TB at 616-662-1080 or by email to K8TB

Info and Registration Here.

September 9, 2017

GRARA Hamfeest. Home School Building in Grand Rapids.

October 7-8, 2017

Great Lakes HamCon. Michigan International Speedway. Details at Great Lakes HamCon

Check-Out the GRARA Yahoo Group

What is the GRARA Yahoo Group, you ask?

It's a bulletin board specifically made to keep members and friends up to date on club activities, treasures for sale, questions and comments on a daily basis. You can keep track of "what's happening" in any of three ways.

The first way is to go to the Yahoo site by clicking the link below. If you join the free group, you will also be able to select getting an email every time someone posts a message, once a day in a digest or only if a moderator sends out a special message. (Most members get a single daily digest, some choose not get any email at all.) You can also return to the site and search for whatever "tickles your fancy."

Click here to visit the GRARA Yahoo Group.

You may have to login to Yahoo Groups to access our Club Group.


GRARA Club Mail List now active.

It's a mail list specifically made to keep members up to date on club activities, items for sale, questions and comments on a frequent basis. You can keep track of "what's happening". This list is separate from the GRARA Yahoo Group in that this list is private in nature. Your name and callsign must appear on our current 2017 club roster to be eligible for membership to the list.

You can subscribe to this list by sending a blank email (no subject or body) to Subscribe

Once you are verified to be a club member, in good standing, your application will be approved. Thanks.



147.260+ 94.8 -- 146.76- 94.8 A/D -- 224.64- 94.8 -- 444.400+ 94.8

A handy guide on how to use repeaters can be found here.

W8DC Club Nets

Tuesday -- 7pm 146.76- 94.8 Analog and possibly Digital (C4FM Fusion)

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