Amateur radio like you've never experienced.

A hundred years ago – long before computers, tablets, cell phones, the Internet, wifi, or other communications technologies existed – Amateur Radio operators (hams) were talking with each other across town and around the world.

Hams today use a variety of the latest technologies to communicate wirelessly by Morse code, voice, and computer – completely independent of any commercial infrastructure such as telephone lines or cell towers.

Once you have the radio it is all free. There are no subscriptions or connection charges; and unlike cell phones, ipads, and wifi, you can do it from anywhere. You can get started for around $100, and for less than the cost of a good computer, you can have a complete Amateur Radio station that allows you to communicate with other hams around town or thousands of miles away – literally around the world when radio wave propagation is right.

Amateur Radio is the most powerful and versatile personal communications available to anyone who makes the effort to get a license.

There are many aspects to Amateur Radio. Aside from being just plain fun, it provides you with the ability to communicate in an emergency or from a remote location when telephones, cell phones, the Internet are not available. It is an excellent way to learn about math, science, and technology and can help you on the way to an exciting and well-paying engineering and technical career. You will be able to have very interesting conversations with people from all over the world, in a way that is very different from the telephone or Internet instant messaging, chat rooms, and social networking sites.

We encourage anyone interested in technology and/or in talking with people in different places to explore Amateur radio. At any given time, depending on radio propagation and other factors, we may make contacts with stations around the world. The “magic” of ham radio is that we can do this without relying on telephone lines, cell towers, the Internet, or anything else.

You do need a license to transmit on Amateur Radio frequencies by yourself, however you do not need a license to get on the air under the supervision of a licensed operator.

Latest News

January 20, 2020

WARA is now on EchoLink and IRLP

WARA has installed its new EchoLink node. Amateur radio operators from around the world can now connect to our repeaters…
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May 30, 2019

WARA meets with the NTRC.

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6 hours ago


Winlink is an integral part of WARA emergency preparedness plan. We urge all amateur radio operators to get involved in the winlink global email via radio ... See more

I finally got to finish my video on Winlink, Global email system over RF. Using nothing more than a cheap VHF handheld, you can send email over radio waves, ...

7 hours ago

WARA actively promotes the use of Winlink by its members. We urge all our members and hams in the region to consider getting involved in Winlink email over radio system.

How do you send and receive email when there is no easy connection to the Internet? Winlink allows you to send and receive messages using either VHF or HF ra...

1 week ago

Our response to COVID-19

As the world adjusts to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are being guided by the recommendations of the WHO and other leading health organizations. As such, we ... See more

2 weeks ago

Today, WARA's mountain crew visited out newest repeater site on Mt. Canot to do some upgrades and clear the bushes near the installation.

3 weeks ago


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

3 weeks ago

Setting up a new crossband repeater at the summit of Mt. Canot in southern Dominica.

3 weeks ago

The first stages of the cross-band repeater installation at Mt. Canot.

3 weeks ago

Today, J73CI, J73RJ and J73GAR on Mt. Canot in the south of Dominica doing a cross band repeater installation. This is WARA's second remote cross band and third repeater installation.

1 month ago

1 month ago

On Monday February 24, 2020 (Carnival Monday) WARA explored the suitability of Mt. Canot for use as a radio repeater site. Mt. Canot is a 2250' mountain peak west of the village of Bellevue Chopin in ... See more

On Monday February 24, 2020 (Carnival Monday) WARA explored the suitability of Mt. Canot for use as a radio repeater site. Mt. Canot is a 2250' mountain peak west of the village of Bellevue Chopin in ... See more

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