Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club
WA Non Profit Corporation - 501(c)3
Welcome to GHARC
Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club (GHARC) started in April 1954, is a nonprofit, IRS 501.(c).3 recognized, organization dedicated to Amateur Radio. We promote science, math, education, public service, emergency services and preparedness through HAM Radio use and provide a support network for all levels of Amateur Radio enthusiasts and interested parties. We provide technical support, training, and Volunteer Examiner (VE) for license testing at all levels for Amateur Radio enthusiasts
Latest News for Grays Harbor Amateurs
Rescued by Amateur Radio
December 4th, 2022
This story from WMUR-TV about how amateur radio rescued two people stranded in icy conditions in the Pittsburg New Hampshire area.
Nick KC1OTX was off the roadway and his friend Ben was injured and there was no cellular phone service. Using the Mount Washington Repeater System W1NH he contacted Derrek and Roger K1DFA and they worked out a system to communicate and emergency services were sent to the location and rescued the two. Nick recommends taking your amateur radio with you and investing in snow tires.
NOAA Weather Radio - Capitol Peak - Outage Update
GHARC has been working on a new Program that will be member supported and manually and automatically check the Noaa Weather Radios that cover our area. We are also working to have NWR audio be available on the W7ZA System
This can be related to communication needs in Grays Harbor. Consider your neighborhood and what are options you have available. As local amateurs we have access to all of these and live and work in the community.
GHARC is expanding and linking our W7ZA Net and also beginning to deploy other systems such as GMRS.
Bob Carter - W7TSS
Bob Carter - W7TSS - Silent Key
It is with sadness that we update all local amateurs on the death of a long-time GHARC Member,
For amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in arrl.org/january-vhf the US (and its possessions) and Canada.
Grays Harbor hams can watch for participants on APRS and listen on 146.520 FM, in our area we have several multi grid square locations.
Why-Not-Chee Bicycle Event
Early in the year we transitioned to hybrid meetings. We are holding our meetings at the Hoquiam Timberland Regional Library at 1900 on the First Thursday of each month. We are also making these meetings available online, Live using the Google Workspace Meets platform. We purchased some minimal equipment to support these meetings and are working to streamline this.
Committees have various meeting schedules and the Organization portion of the website will provide information for each committee and we try to keep the calendar updated with the times for each committee. Several committees meet on Thursdays.
Grays Harbor DART
There will be a past event uploaded describing the Grays Harbor DART mission. We were part of a reginonal event in June 2022
ARRL Field Day 2022
An annual ARRL sponsored event, we will upload a past event for Field Day 2022 with the highlight being the installation and use of a 160m loop antenna