The club is comprised of members from various backgrounds. Though we
all have individual differences we share a common interest in the hobby
of Amateur Radio with its many facets. Some club members enjoy
Contesting or Chasing DX. Others enjoy rag chewing on the clubs
repeaters on 146.910 or 147.240 MHz (Tone 110.9 hz).
is the competitive side of amateur radio operating. In a Contest,
an amateur radio station, which maybe operated by an individual or a
team of operators, seek to contact as many other amateur stations as
possible in a given time period and exchange information.
The term DX come from an abbreviation for
"Distance". A DXer is someone who listens for and seeks out
contacts with other stations in distant and exotic places. DXers
are known for giving the extra effort to improve their stations and
operating skills in order to "Work" that next rare DX station some
where in the world.
In 1989, the ECARC formed an ARRL Volunteer Examination team
FCC amateur radio examinations. The exams are administered a minimum of
four times a year. The next examination session is scheduled for October 10, 2015 9:00 AM
in Eau Claire, WI.
If you are thinking about becoming a HAM operator, just received your
license, or are a veteran operator.
The "ECARC is for you".
Everyone is Welcome to attend our club meetings and events.