What is Amateur Radio?
Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a FCC regulated radio service which aims to provide public service, technical training and experimentation, and is often used for communication between private persons. This is a non-commercial communications service.
Amateur Radio operators, commonly called hams. like to communicate with each other for fun. They can also provide communications for public events. In times of emergency they are quite often the first responders to disasters such as hurricanes, etc., providing essential communications.
You don't need a license to listen to ham bands but you are required by law to have one to transmit within a specified frequency spectrum based on your license level. Hams are licensed to operate radio transmitters by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), and are assigned a call sign, such as our club call W7EK, which is registered in the FCC's universal licensing database.
If you want to know how to get a license please check out one of our meetings or feel free to contact us with any questions using our
Contact Us form.
Click here if you would like to find out more about getting licensed.
Welcome to the Cascade Radio Club - Home of W7EK
Our monthly meetings.
Cascade Radio Club invites everyone with an interest in Amateur Radio to come visit us at our monthly meetings when we return to our regular schedule. Whether you are licensed, or not, you are most definitely welcome to come and check us out.
When? The 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time? 7:00pm (Lasts approximately an hour and half)
Where? Online video conference using Microsoft Teams
Contact us below if you would like an invitation
to join our next meeting
Contact? Click here
In an attempt to mitigate potential risk to our members and guests, Cascade Radio Club will not hold in-person meetings until further notice. Our goal is to minimize any potential risk during this time so we are complying with all State and Snohomish Health District directives.
Our monthly meetings are held via Microsoft Teams online and are held on the 3rd Wednesday at 7pm so sign up to our Teams group and join us.
Every week we host an on-air net so check out the details below and we look forward to you hearing you on Sunday evenings.
If you would like to find out more detail about COVID-19 please use the following link.
Snohomish Health District
LISTEN TO HAM
Don't have a license or radio yet? Poor reception?
No problem. You can listen live to ham radio using the WebSDR link below. Simply select a band such as 40m Ph or 20m Ph and tune into any available nets by clicking on the Orange labels in the waterfall window. It's completely free and you do not need a license to listen. Enjoy!
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