East River Amateur Radio Club

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The East River Amateur Radio Club, Inc., is located in Bluefield, West Virginia. The club's call sign is W8MOP. The ERARC was incorporated in 1960.



Currently, the club meets monthly on the first Monday. Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Restaurant, located across from the Green Valley mini mall.


ARRL LogoSERA Logo The East River Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with:

American Radio Relay League & SouthEastern Repeater Association

Supported Services

FM Voice Repeaters:

W8MOP 145.490 -.600 "BR549"   Kenwood
W8MOP 444.450 +5.0 DMR digital repeater: (LOCAL: TG9 TS1)
W8MOP 147.060 -.600 Windmill Gap
N8RIG 53.370 -1.0 6-Meter Machine
W8MOP 442.450 +5.0 Kenwood
  224.460 -1.6  

Packet Nodes:

MERCWV -or- BLFDWV 145.69 Bluefield D.A.R.E.N. Node/Mailbox
W8MOP-5 144.39 Wide Area APRS Node

Club Minutes

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017 - Mar 2017 - Apr 2017 - May 2017



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2016 Minutes Page



ARRL amateur radio exams are regularly given on a quarterly basis (Feb. May Aug. Nov.) by the ERARC VE team which is headed by Gary Kadar, N8GK, of Bluefield, WV. Exams are on the second Saturday at 9:AM at the 911 Center in Green Valley, Shelter Road off of US Rt. 460, near the landfill and animal shelter.


Club Officers:

President: Keith Jennings, NO8P gkj1953@frontiernet.net
Vice President: Bill Sowers, K8WBS wbs1@citlink.net
Treasurer: Bruce Pucket, KJ4YTR kj4ytr@gmail.com
Secretary: George (Hooger) Fisher, W4OF w4of@hotmail.com

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