Cascadia Radio Olympia Meetup Sunday March 3rd

Cascade Radio is a great Pacific Northwest Amateur Radio Social Media Platform that provides a Discord server for all amateurs, you can sign-up or join the server at:

Cascadia Radio Discord Server

Amateurs Needed for Frosty Moss 2024

What: Frosty Moss Relay Event

When: Saturday March 16th, 2024

Who: Peninsula Adventure Sports 

Where: Clallam County - Olympic Peninsula

Why: Fun !! Operating our radios in the outdoors ...

All you need is a VHF portable or mobile and we have spares if you need one. You do not need to be a GHARC Member but you need to contact us to get on the list.

Email: or

Call: 360-777-6655 GHARC Helpdesk



You and your best road and trail running buddies. Form a team of 2 – 5 people (Full Moss) or 1(50k solo), 2, 3, or 4 people (Mini Moss). Any mix of age, gender, and ability, as long as your team can average a 12-minute pace or faster. Load up your team van with food, drinks, extra layers, tunes, and a fun competitive spirit.


Saturday, March 16th . Wave starts based on teams’ projected average pace. Team captains are asked to attend the Friday evening packet pickup: 5-9pm at 7 Cedars Resort


The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Frosty Moss HQ is based in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea. The course follows the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Adventure Route. Mini Moss begins at the end of Ediz Hook in Port Angeles (all pavement; no trail running).

Wild West Rally Returns

Stage Schedule

Amateurs needed for the event March 10th, 2024

The Wild West Rally has returned to Pacific County and they need Amateur Radio operators as volunteers.  You can sign up as a volunteer at and then let GHARC know you are available by sending an email to or contacting any of us on the W7ZA Repeater System. You can also call us at 360-777-6655

Destination Trail Ultra Marathon - BigFoot 200


Ghost Ham - Michael NA7Q

Edie N7LOL-1 Hanging out with a runner. Many are dog owners but they are not able to bring them along

This is the runner check-in station staffed by the AID Station and direct out on Winlink

Emcomm to an extreme, use of amateur radio to support runner and event safety

Join 40+ other Amateurs in the Gifford Pinchot National forest. You will learn new skills and improve your exisiting communications abilities. This can be for one day or you can stay for all five days. No radios are required, operators are needed. Many amateur modes are used such as Winlink, Packet, FM, DMR and others across many bands from 80m to 5cm

BigFoot Hams 2023

August 11th - 15th

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 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.

When: January 21st - 23rd, 2023

Where: To a grid square of your choice

Contest Period: Begins 1900 UTC Saturday, ends 0359 UTC Monday.

Rules: JanJunSep-VHF-Rules.pdf ( 

Calling all hams!

Tell your friends and neighbors!

The Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club (GHARC) will be holding a license testing event

Who: Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club

When: Thursday February 16th @ 7pm

Where: 1250 Friedlander Drive in Aberdeen

Signup Form

New or upgrade. Walk-ins welcome.

Please bring a $15 testing fee and your FRN. They are required. New licensees will need to pay a $35 fee directly to the FCC to complete their license. Upgrades have no fee for the FCC.

Study material and unlimited practice tests are available online at and other sites.

For reservations or questions, please phone or text to Lee Schwarz, 425-780-9226, or email to

Also, we are looking for ARRL Volunteer Examiners that are available for this session. GHARC membership is not required. Please contact us at 360-777-6655 and fill out the VE Session form

Reach The Beach 2023

Saturday September 30th, 2023

Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club particpates in the American Lung Associations, Reach The Beach annual event. We along with local ARES member's and Olympia Amateurs work together using amateur radio to provide particpant and volunteer safety communications.

This year, Reach The Beach, RTB, will be Saturday September 30th, 2023. This event starts in Lacey and ends in Westport. The route is US12 to SR107 and then SR105, you will see RTB on the roadway and you would be stationed somewere on the route. No radios are required but a dual band mobile would be ideal, we can supply a radio if you need one.

Bruce WA7BAM is the coordinator for the Amateur side, to get more information contact:

Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club



Grays Harbor DART 2023

Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club provided communications for the 2023 regional Disaster Air Relief Transport exercise on Saturday July 8th, 2023

Here are some links and check back as this story will have more images and information

Bill W7NY - SOG Pilot YouTube - N7428R - 1966 PIPER CHEROKEE 140 

Hello Grays Harbor Amateurs !!   I'm Justin, K5EM, the WWDXC Salmon Run committee chair for 2023. 

With hopes to spur WA QSO Party participation from  Grays Harbor County, I was hoping that you would be willing to pass the information below on to your club members.  We'd love to see as much participation as possible in the QSO party.

Salmon Run 2023 is the weekend of September 16-17.  It's a fun way to get on the air, say hello to other hams across WA state, and hand your county out to US QSO party participants and county hunters.  Below is information on our "activate a county" form, which you can fill out with your operations plans, even if you're a fixed station.

Any questions can be directed back to me or email


Justin, K5EM

Here is a note from Justin K5EM - The Salmon Run 2023 is looking for Amateurs to activate Grays Harbor County