About NWARC

The New Westminster Amateur Radio Club, is an organization that was created to promote the exciting hobby of Amateur / Ham radio and emergency communications.

In 1996 the NWARC was formed and is a non-profit society organized to deliver communication services during emergencies. NWARC can provide qualified communications personnel to establish ad-hoc communication links where and when they are needed. NWARC augments the community's existing communication infrastructure, providing the additional capacity that is often needed during emergencies

Our club is situated in the heart of New-Westminster on the grounds of Moody Park, at the Century House. We hold monthly business meeting from this location, and soon, hope to have a room dedicated to our club. Our club maintains a VHF repeater complete with autopatch at this site. The repeater is located atop a 60' free standing tower located just outside the century house. We also have HF and UHF capabilities with wire antennas on HF, and a 2-bay array on 440MHz.

This website provides detailed information about the NWARC in New Westminster, British Columbia and is intended to serve both NWARC members, Emergency Social Services (ESS), the City of New Westminster, volunteers, and the public (those who may need NWARC support during an emergency).

Supporters

NWARC, including the server this site is hosted on, is supported by generous financial assistance from the City of New Westminster Community Grant program.


In 2016 City Of New Westminster supported our acquisition of new High-Frequency communications hardware, microwave transceivers/equipment supporting the clubs high-speed BCWARN connectivity and wireless adapters supporting various digital communication modes.

NWARC receives financial assistance from the Province of British Columbia through the Community Gaming Grant Program.