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

May 3, 2020

The month of May is anniversary month at WARA

May 16, 2020 marks WARA’s first anniversary and what a year this has been. We are celebrating our first anniversary…
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May 1, 2020

WARA launches new Winlink net

Waitukubuli Amateur Radio Association (WARA) has launched a new net called Winlink Wednesday. Winlink Wednesday is a weekly amateur radio…
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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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2 years ago

Hooray... WARA is 1 year old. Celebrate our first anniversary with us throughout the month of May.

2 years ago

WARA has punched through the clouds and installed a repeater on Mt. Micotrin, 4009 ft above sea level.

2 years ago

WARA has launched a brand new net. Winlink Wednesday is an all day net where amateurs are encouraged to check-in using the Winlink email over radio messaging system. For more details refer to this ... See more

Amateur/Ham radio organization on Waitukubuli, the Caribbean island of Dominica

2 years 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, ...

2 years 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...

2 years 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 years 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 years ago


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3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

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