Meetings & Members

Welcome to the Amateur Radio Club for District citizens. We’re for operators like you, and our meetings are open to everyone.

Being a ham in a city like D.C. is … unique.

Most of us don’t have a ham radio station in our homes, and nearly all of us live in a building or house with significant antenna restrictions. That’s why our mission is a bit different from other DC clubs, which are part of institutions. We have to help each other, which helps our community and helps keep ham radio alive in DC.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we met exclusively by videoconference. Now, we use a combination of online and in-person meetings. The focus of our members and meetings is the same – we’re channeling the energy of our dedicated and diverse membership into three core initiatives:

  • Rebuild the ARES Emergency Communications capability in the District of Columbia.
  • Mentor and support Tech licensees as they work towards their General tickets.
  • Improve our remotely operated HF and 6 meter station to better serve D.C. hams. 

Join us as we get to work helping each other and our community.

Weekly Nets

On Monday nights at 8 pm, we host a weekly net on the NERA repeater at: WA3KOK
RX: 449.97500, TX: 444.97500
Downlink Tone: 107.2, Uplink Tone: 107.2

The net is very informal and usually has a discussion question of the week.

To join the net, just grab your UHF radio and jump in. We’re always happy to help new hams or those new to the area.

Monthly Meetings

W3HAC holds virtual member meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 pm.


 Sign up for our Google Group listserve. The listserve has the latest monthly meeting information and is a good way to meet other members.


Want to get to know us a bit? Here are a handful of our members you can “meet” through their blogs or QRZ pages:

We look forward to hearing you on the air sometime soon.