Welcome!

Our next board meeting will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 8:00am Alaska Time on our club IRC channel, #WL9Z.

Please CLICK HERE to enter our IRC chatroom via our web site.

About our club...

The Aurora Amateur Radio Group is a gathering of new and seasoned amateur radio operators with the purpose of serving. We have come together to bring our experience, knowledge and wisdom into a long time hobby with the focus of expanding one's understanding of it, as well as providing a solid foundation for those who have an interest in getting their license. This was initially formed to be a group on Internet Relay Chat, but has since rapidly expanded to becoming an on-air gathering to share information and propose new ideas for the expansion of our group.

At this present time, we are working on putting together a wiki, or encyclopedia with a multitude of various topics pertaining to all different amateur radio and electronics subjects from components to software, however the list doesn't end there. Our radio group remains dedicated and focused on the education, implementation and integration of the many building blocks that make this hobby one of the greatest in the world.

Additionally, we remain focused in greeting newcomers to our great hobby by offering them a warm welcome into the ham radio family and are steadfast in providing help when they need it. Very few groups like this are in existence today and we are proud to be among the few to do something like this. We became a club on September 10th, 2016 and our club call, WL7CXY was issued to us on Monday, September 19th, 2016. Our founding members are: Brandin Hess - WL1B (President), Shane Ball - W7SAK (Vice President), Benjamyn Potvin - WL7PT (Treasurer) and Jesse Thompson - WL7JT (Director). We have added two more directors since then, John Bell - VA7JBE (Director) and Preston Billings - KG5HEU (Director). We are a group of amateur radio operators who have offered our time, resources and knowledge toward a long time hobby, with the vision of carrying on the tradition for many years to come.

What we offer
While most radio clubs offer little to their members, our focus in the amateur radio world shall cover a wide variety of subjects. Here is a consolidated list:

  • a.) Educational resources for getting their first license or their license upgrade
  • b.) Resources on building and troubleshooting circuits of all types
  • c.) Resources on reading schematic diagrams
  • d.) Informational resources on utilizing all of the digital modes of amateur radio
  • e.) Instructional resources on the Winlink amateur radio e-mail system for Mac, Linux and Windows
  • f.) Resources on antenna building and installation
  • g.) Resources on safety in the shack and on the tower
  • h.) Instruction and guidance for net etiquette
  • i.) Emergency communications and traffic handling, if necessary
  • j.) Resources on audio optimization with your radio and computer, for VOIP software such as AllStar, D-Star and Echolink
  • k.) Information and instruction on programming your radio
  • l.) License classes for amateur radio licensing
  • m.) License examination testing --- FREE of charge!
A closing note

Before closing what has been mentioned on this page, I would like to give a personal thank you to Preston, KG5HEU in Washington who has inspired the idea of creating a group for this purpose. We know that amateur radio operators aim to inform by means of informal round table discussions, nets and via other means of traffic passing which makes us versatile when we are needed the most.

Board Members  By-Laws  Constitution

Club Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Club Members & Volunteer Examiners

Here are some of the activities our club is involved with:

Ranging from license classes, field operating, CW training and everything in between, we are making significant progress in keeping to our motto...Committed to Excellence. Our club strives to be among the best in emergency preparedness, off-grid operating, education but most importantly, friendship. See some of the different ways you can participate along with other amateur radio operators by learning new skills and perfecting those you have gained in the past!

ARES

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

CW Training

Learn a reliable, yet time tested way to communicate that has been used since the very beginning of radio!

Digital Mode Operation

Learn about operating some of the digital modes from JT65, PSK31, RTTY, WSPR and more! We will even show you proper configuration of many different radios, TNC's and also using the needed software in all three operating system platforms.

Field & Off-Grid Operating

Learning how to operate in the field as well as without relying on your local power grid is very important to the reliability of amateur radio, especially in times of disaster and crisis.

Field Day 2017

Join us as we take part in the largest gathering of amateur radio operators by testing your skills in a simulated drill to operate without the assistance of grid power. June 24-25, 2017.

License Classes

From the foundations of becoming a new ham to obtaining your amateur extra, we do offer all three levels of license class. Please click on the link above to find out more information.

Repeaters

The Aurora Amateur Radio Group is in the process of setting up a repeater network that will be linked via RF and the internet. As we setup repeaters, information about the information will be posted here.

VE Testing Sessions

We take great pride in our partnership with the Laurel VEC as our source for administering amateur radio license examinations. We mean this statement when you are told..."The test is FREE and the results are FAST!" Click on the above link to view our upcoming VE test sessions.

Aurora Activity

Images are provided courtesy of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

HF nets in Alaska

NOTE: All of the HF nets on this page are listed in Alaska Time.

Sundays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
20:30
3880 kHz
80m LSB
Alaska ERC Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Mondays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
08:30
14292 kHz
20m USB
Alaska Pacific Net
17:00
14253 kHz
20m USB
Off-Grid Preparedness Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Tuesdays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
08:30
14292 kHz
20m USB
Alaska Pacific Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Wednesdays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
08:30
14292 kHz
20m USB
Alaska Pacific Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Thursdays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
08:30
14292 kHz
20m USB
Alaska Pacific Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
19:30
7039 kHz
40m LSB
Alaska Statewide PSK31 Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Fridays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
08:30
14292 kHz
20m USB
Alaska Pacific Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Saturdays

TIME
FREQUENCY
BAND
NAME OF THE NET
06:00
18127 kHz
17m USB
60 North DX Net
10:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Swap Net
18:00
3920 kHz
80m LSB
Snipers Net
20:00
7093 kHz
40m LSB
Bush Net
21:00
3933 kHz
80m LSB
Motley Net

Alaska Statewide Repeaters

**Updated Sunday, December 11th, 2016**
Location
Frequency
Offset
CTCSS
Callsign
Anchorage
146.940
-
103.5
KL7AA
Anchorage
147.300
+
141.3
KL7ION
Anchorage
224.940
-
KL7AA
Anchorage
444.700
+
103.5
KL7AA
Anchorage
444.850
+
103.5
WL7CWE
Anchorage
444.400
+
103.5
KL4C/R
Anchorage
145.150
-
123.0
KL3K
Anchorage
145.350
-
123.0
KL7RW
Bethel
447.075
-
100.0
KL3MO
Bethel
146.100
+
114.8
AL7YK
Bethel
444.100
+
100.0
AL7YK
Birch Lake Area
146.820
-
103.5
KL7KC
Cantwell
146.820
-
103.5
KL7KC
Chicken
147.090
+
KL7B
Cordova
146.940
-
100.0
WL7CXF
Delta Jct
927.0125
-
114.8
KL2AV
Delta Junction
146.760
-
103.5
KL2AV
Delta Junction
444.600
+
103.5
KL2AV
Delta Junction
444.700
None
KL2AV
Dot Lake
146.880
-
103.5
KL7KC
Eagle
146.940
-
103.5
KL7KC
Eagle River
145.450
-
100.0
KL7GG
Eagle River
444.100
+
100.0
KL7GG
Eielson AFB
147.120
+
103.5
KL7KC
Elmendorf AFB
146.670
-
103.5
KL7AIR
Fairbanks
444.100
+
KL7NO
Fairbanks
444.600
+
103.5
KL2AV
Fairbanks
444.600
+
103.5
KL2AV
Fairbanks
448.800
-
233.6
WL1B
Fairbanks
147.300
+
103.5
KL7EDK
Fairbanks
147.375
+
KL7CDA
Fairbanks
444.400
+
KL7CDA
Fairbanks Chena Dome
146.790
-
103.5
KL7XO
Fairbanks Ester Dome
146.880
-
103.5
KL7KC
Fairbanks Ester Dome
224.880
-
103.5
KL7KC
Fairbanks Ester Dome
444.800
+
103.5
KL7KC
Fairbanks University
146.940
-
103.5
KL7KC
Fort Richardson
147.390
+
100.0
KL7GG
Fort Richardson
444.500
+
100.0
KL7GG
Galena
146.790
-
103.5
AL2J
Glacierview
444.600
+
103.5
KL2AV
Homer
146.910
-
WL7PM
Juneau, Pederson Hill
147.300
+
100.0
KL7IWC
Juneau, Chilly Ridge
146.940
-
100.0
YARA
Juneau, Lena Point
147.000
-
100.0
KL7JRC
Juneau, Lena Point
224.040
-
100.0
KL7JRC
Juneau, Mount Roberts
146.820
-
100.0
KL7JRC
Juneau, Eaglecrest
147.960
-
100.0
KL7JRC
Juneau
443.450
+
103.5
KL7JVD
Ketchikan
146.790
-
KL7GIH
Kodiak
444.550
+
136.5
WL7AML
Kodiak
146.880
-
141.3
AL7LQ
Kodiak
146.940
-
103.5
KL7JBV
Kuparuk
146.850
-
103.5
AL7CW
Manley Hot Springs
147.030
+
103.5
KL7KC
Mt Mckinley Park
146.760
-
103.5
KL7KC
Nenana
147.060
+
103.5
WL7BDO
Nenana
449.650
-
103.5
WL7BDO
Ninilchik
443.275
+
91.5
AL7Q
Ninilchik
145.790
-
91.5
AL7Q
Nome
144.640
+ 3.5MHz
103.5
AL7X
Nome
442.000
+
KL0EF
Nome Anvil Mtn
147.150
- 2.6MHz
KL0EF
Nome Downtown
147.360
+
103.5
KL7RAM
Nome Goldengate
147.210
- 2.7MHz
KL0EF
Nome Metro
146.940
-
KL0EF
Nome Sinuk Mtn
145.000
None
100.0
KL0EF
Nome Skookum
147.270
- 2.7MHz
KL0EF
Nome Skookum Tac
145.110
+ 2.7MHz
100.0
KL0EF
North Pole
147.180
+
123.0
KL1AC
Northway
146.820
-
103.5
KL7KC
Palmer
147.330
+
103.5
WL7CVG / R1
Palmer
443.900
+
103.5
WL7CVG / R3
Porcuipine Dome
146.700
-
103.5
KL7KC
Sitka
146.820
-
88.5
KL7FFR
Soldotna
146.880
-
AL7LE
State Wide
444.975
+
203.5
KL8DW
Talkeetna
444.600
+
103.5
KL2AV
Talkeetna
147.120
+
100.0
NL7E
Teller
146.730
+ 1.2MHz
103.5
KL7RAM
Unalakleet
444.900
+
103.5
KL7RAM
Wasilla
147.240
+
103.5
WL7CWE
Wasilla
146.850
-
103.5
KL7JFU
Wasilla
147.000
+
WL7CWI
Wasilla
147.210
+
123.0
KL7M
Wasilla
1253.000
None
WL7CWI
Wasilla
444.600
+
103.5
KL7JFU
Wasilla
147.150
+
107.2
NL7S

Amateur Radio Resources

Listed below are helpful resources pertaining to the amateur radio art and other technological items as well.
ARRL
QRZ Database
Winlink E-Mail
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
NOAA Weather
Skywarn Weather Spotter Program
Echolink VOIP Software
Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)
FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
Learn CW Online

News: Articles, Podcasts and Shows
Amateur Radio Newsline
Ham Nation | TWiT
HAM Radio - DX News - DX Peditions - DX Information - Amateur Radio
Ted Randall, QSO Radio
AmateurLogic.TV | Ham Radio & Technology
start [AmateurLogic.TV Wiki]
W5KUB Radio Blog(Tues)
JT65-HF: an 'Odd' but Fun Digital Mode
VOA - Voice of America English News
Resonant Frequency ? The Amateur Radio Podcast
73 Magazine (Amateur Radio Today)
Active/Common Signals - Signal Identification Wiki
Frequency counter with PIC and 4- to 5-digit LED display
KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog
Fofio!: Radio Kit Guide
NK7Z Amateur Radio reviews and software setups
SolderSmoke Daily News
SOLARHAM.com | Solar Cycle 24 | Space Weather and Amateur Radio Website
The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast: Keep Current.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar: Home
No-Nonsense Study Guides - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
SHTF COMS: Emergency Communications When Disaster Strikes
Radio Modes and Modulation RTTY

Clubs, Groups and Oganizations
Communications Resources : AMRRON
OTVARC HOME
pnwsota.org
SOTAwatch2
Courage Kenny Handiham Program
QRZCQ - The database for radio hams
Y.A.C.H.T. hams
Youth Forum | QRZ Forums
EchoLima Wiki :: Main / HomePage
Elmer Award

Radios & Gear: Parts & Support
Ham Radio Outlet
NovexComm - Radio Rack Mounts
DIY Chip Amplifier Kits, PCB's, Components and Information.
X1M multiband qrp transceiver
Motorola Info
Mania Radio(CAT Control)
Motorola Information Index
Mods for IC-7100 | Remoterig.com
The Definitive Guide to the 16 pin MaxTrac series Option Connector
UR5R.net: Baofeng UV-5R, UV-5R Plus and UV-5RA Radio Resources
Microphone Connections
USB Winlink Adapters

Radio: Nets, Repeaters & Spots
Ham Radio HF Nets
OMISS Net
Ham Nation D-STAR After Show Net
ARRG Amateur Radio Relay Group Nets
Broadcastify - Live Police, Fire, EMS, Aircraft, and Rail Audio Feeds
Calling Frequencies HF To 6M -
Contesting Online Home
Scanner Frequencies - Phone Numbers - IP Addresses
K7PP (Seattle Repeaters)
PAPA System(So. Cal Repeaters)
QSO/SWL real time maps - W2LN - 50
Tropospheric Ducting Forecast for VHF & UHF Radio & TV

Digital Modes
DODROPIN Echolink Conference Server
Broadband-Hamnet
D-Star UK: for the second century of Amateur Radio
dl5di/OpenDV ? GitHub
DStar101
DStar Commander Image at W6KD Forum
DevFactor
Echolink / Linux | KJ6ZD
Digital Speech Decoder - George Smart's Wiki
IRLP - Internet Radio Linking Project
FreeDV | HomePage
Echolink on Linux
Paclink Setup
APRS: Hardwired Cell | WCARES
APRS: Using an Android phone on an HT w/VOX
HF D-STAR QSO Finder
PIC-Based TNC
PSK Automatic Propagation Reporter
W2YMM.COM ECHOIRLP HOWTO
WB8WGA's Simple Inexpensive TNC | Enide!
NJ6N & G7LWT's D-STAR Script Shop
W2YMM.COM W2YMM PI
OpenRepeater Project
X Reflector Directory
The PropNET Project

Electronics, Computers & Tech
Battery Charging Tutorial, ChargingChargers
High Gain Yagi Wi-Fi Antenna
UbuntuHams - Ubuntu Wiki
NEETS - Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series
RoMac Software
notes on ShinySDR by HA5KFU
websdr.org
Electronics 101 - Fundamentals of Electricity - Lesson 1
GPS receivers connectors pinouts diagrams
SDR.Radio
KDJ's Other WebSite
Ramesh Dhami, VA3UV
Update: SignaLink and Other USB Digital Interfaces

Alaska Weather

Weather maps are courtesy of the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska. These are updated daily at 5:00pm.

Get in touch with our club...

E-Mail us at WL9Z(at)gmx.com and we will get
back to you within a few days.