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Northwest Illinois Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur (Ham) Radio through Education, License Testing, Operating & Monthly Meetings

The Northwwest Illinois Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Thursday of each month in the lower level of the Freeport Red Cross Office on Galena & Walnut at 700 pm. We welcome anyone to attend a meeting that is interested in ham radio or wants to learn more about it. Meetings usually last an hour to an hour and a half.

Questions? E-mail NWIARC

The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national organization for amateur radio. Click on the link below to see their web site.

Bob Bicking (W9RB) has a web site with some interesting stories. Click on the link below to view it.

What we do:

  • Technical Info via meetings
  • License preparation classes
  • VEC Testing as requested
  • Club operating activities
  • Mentoring new hams