Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
PO Box 1424
Vancouver, WA 98668

Welcome to the Clark County Amateur Radio Club website

We are a Volunteer Organization and an ARRL Special Service Club!

We also co-sponsor with OTVARC the annual SEA-PAC Ham Convention and ARRL NW Division Conference in Seaside, Oregon.

We appreciate your looking us over and hope you like what you see.


6 Meter Repeater
†† 52.95-
(tone 94.8) Yacolt

(Note: 6M Offset is -1.700)

2 Meter Repeater
147.24+ (94.8) Livingston
1.25 m Repeater
224.36- (94.8) Livingston

70 cm Repeaters
443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt

443.825+ (94.8) Mem Hosp (YSF)

443.900+ (94.8) Larch (YSF)†††

443.925+ (94.8) Livingston

23 cm Repeater
1292.50- (94.8) Livingston



About Us






Digital Group


Emergency Preparedness


Field Day

Ham Basics

Ham Fair

License Classes





New Member Information




Site Map

Tech Information


VE Testing

Young Ladies (YL)

Contact Us






For an informative brochure about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, click here.



2017 CCARC Radio Challenge Rules


The CCARC 2017 Radio Challenge award rules for 2017 have been posted in the contesting page. To learn more about this contest and view this years rules, click on the Contesting page link to the left.




2017 License Classes & VE Testing Scheduled


The Clark County Amateur Radio Club has scheduled both Amateur Radio License Classes and Volunteer Examiner testing dates for 2017. To see the specific dates and learn about more details, click on the appropriate link to the left.


Annual Awards Banquet


The CCARC 2017 Awards Banquet is coming up soon. This is our annual event to recognize our members for their contributions to the club in 2016. In addition to the banquet itself, we wil have guest speakers to help share in our successes.

The banquet is being held on Friday evening at 6pm, on 3 February 2017 at the 40 et 8, Boxcar Room, 7607 NE 26th Ave, Vancouver.

Meal choices are Rib Eye Steak or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Cost is $25.00 each. ($15.00 for children under 12)

You may purchase your tickets from Phil/AB7RW at the January meeting or let him know your coming by email to

Beat the rush and get your tickets early!




Where can I sign up?


The Clark County Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL “Special Service Club”.See the logo in the upper right corner of this page.†† ARRL Special Service Clubs go the extra mile to provide ongoing training and community service.


To check out the normal club activities and community events we support

during the year, click here.


As an active club member that supports club activities,

be sure and volunteer to do your part!


To volunteer for one (or more) of the clubís community service activity activities coming up, click on an activity name link below and it will take you to the current signup sheets (when published) to see where you can volunteer to help out.Also shown are the activity dates and the event coordinator to contact if you want to sign up or have any questions.Donít hesitate to sign up early for one (or more) or all the good shifts and/or locations will be taken!


Gee Creek I-5 Rest Stop - 29-30 April 2017, contact George/KG7NQZ

or send sign up email to help at


Gee Creek I-5 Rest Stop - 2-3 September 2017, contact George/KG7NQZ

or send sign up email to help at



Interested in learning more about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club EYEWARN program?



To view an informative video on the EYEWARN program in Clark County, click here.


For more information, contact John/NO7DE at


Watch us on Social Media!


If you "Follow", "Like", or otherwise use any of the social media tools that are out there, here is a list of CCARC social media sources to see what the club is doing!


Facebook - "W7AIA" -


Instagram - "clark_county_arc" -


Twitter - "W7AIA" -



Friday Lunch


Everyone is welcome!! Bring your friends.

This is basically a social time between club meetings.

No agenda, just good food and fellowship.


The Friday Lunch Schedule is:


Jan 20 Kitchen Table 76th St & 117th Ave
Jan 27 Dok Koon 3414 NE 52nd St



We always meet at 12:45 p.m. after the lunch crowd has thinned out a little.

Friday lunch locations will be announced on the 147.24+ repeater starting at 11:00 am on Friday before the lunch time.





Have a thought or suggestion?



Recently we activated a new email address to submit thoughts and suggestions for the benefit of the Clark County Amateur Radio club. All members are encouraged to share their thoughts with the leadership team to input new ideas, or concerns, about the club's operation now and in the future.


The email address is .






2017 Amateur Radio License Classes





Amateur radio offers opportunities for fun, education, and public service.You need a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transmit.The license allows you use a wide variety of frequency bands that provide different communication options.After tornados and hurricanes, amateur radio operators (also called hams) often provide communications for their community until phone and other services are restored.


In 2016, we are offering both "open" and "YL only" classes. For more information, click here.





Do you need help with your HAM station, tower, or other equipment? Do you need assistance with getting on the air? Do you need help with _____ (fill in the blank)?

Click here to see a list of CCARC "Elmers" (Amateur Radio operators who are willing to "mentor" and assist in any way they can!)



The Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Providing Community Service


Contact us today and join us at a meeting!


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