Welcome to the Clark County Amateur Radio Club Website

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

For an informative brochure about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, click here.
To view the video recording made of the virtual General Meetings, click here.

Monthly Meeting Day and Location

A Board of Directors decision changed our normal Club meeting day of the month and location moving it to the SECOND Friday monthly with a 6:30 PM ‘Meet and Greet’ then the meeting start at 7:00 PM.  The location change started 9 July 2021 meeting and is now here:

American Legion - Smith-Reynolds Post 14
4607 NE St James Rd, Vancouver, WA 98663

The meetings at the new location will be face-to-face for those that wish to attend the live event or watch it on Zoom at https://www.tinyurl.com/ccarc-zoom.

Amateur Radio License Testing

The scheduled amateur radio license testing sessions are posted here.

CCARC Surplus Equipment For Sale

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club has property that has become excess to club needs, was donated to sell, or other sources. Click here to view the list.
If you are interested in any of the items, contact Dave/WZ8T at equipment-sales@w7aia.org.The list is updated periodically, so check back to see what is available.

Upcoming Activities

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 learn more about all of the events we have scheduled, 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 club’s community service or other activities coming up, click on the Sign Up button and volunteer to help out.

Walk MS

Walk MS is a 5K walk sponsored by the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter. The first walk of its kind was held in 1988,
today several hundred will take place across the United States this year. Over
the years, the events have raised more than $1 Billion.

The event takes place on Saturday, April 22nd and starts at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.
It follows the walking trail alongside the Columbia River. CCARC has provided
Ham Radio support for this event for many years. It also is the first
volunteering event of the new year and a perfect opportunity to put your HT to

For more information, please email ms-walk@w7aia.org.
The official website is located here.
To sign up, please use the signup sheet located here or click on the button below.

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands

The parade was first launched after area schools approached local businesses looking for an opportunity for school band kids to march in something besides football games.

In 1964, the first parade launched with about 12 local bands and 60 other entries, with 
a crowd of about 8,000 spectators. By the 1980s, it had grown to about 20 local bands and 120 entries. And today, it has about 27 bands and 145 entries. In 2014 there were an estimated 25,000 spectators.

CCARC volunteer radio operators are needed annually to provide communications for the event.

For more information, email hazel-dell-parade@w7aia.org.
The official website is here.
To sign up, please use the signup sheet located here or click on the button below.

Interested In Learning About the CCARC EYEWARN Program?

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

For more information, visit the website at www.eyewarn.net or contact James/KE7ZAC at info@eyewarn.net.

Follow 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.

Looking For An Elmer?

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!