If you want to keep up with the latest news, reminders, and messages, please join our Groups.io email reflector. This is our primary method of communicating about club events and other ham radio related topics. Membership with WAARC is not required to join. Please see the instructions below for joining.
Club meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports are posted to WAARC Groups.io and archived there. Members are encouraged to read the reports before the meeting, so that they can be approved during the business portion of the meeting. E-mail notices are sent via Groups.io when the files are available for viewing.
We also have a collection of photos from the many events the club takes part in throughout the year, as well as a collection of other files of interest to the ham community. Check back often, files and photos are updated regularly.
Joining the Reflector
First, you need to have a Groups.io account. Visit the Groups.io site and click Sign Up at the top of the page to register. Otherwise, click Log In to log in with an existing account.
When signing up, type in the email address you will want to use (this will be your Log-In ID and where you’ll receive notices from the WAARC-K4RC list) and a secure password.
Once you are signed in to Groups.io, click Find or Create a Group at the top of the page.
In the Search box, type WAARC, K4RC or WAARC-K4RC (either term should find the correct listing) and click the search button, which is a magnifying glass. Then, click the link to the WAARC-K4RC page that shows up.
On the group page, click +Apply For Membership In This Group. This will notify the group administrators of your application, and you will also receive a message asking for your name and amateur radio call sign, or interest in ham radio if you are not licensed yet. Please reply to that as indicated, and you will be added to the group.
You will receive a Welcome message when your subscription is confirmed, which will contain important information about the email reflector and file repository.
Editing Your Group Profile
Once you have joined the group, please be sure to edit your Display Name for your groups.io account. This is what will show when you send a message to the group. This is done by clicking your name in the top right corner, and select Account.
On the left side, choose Identity and you should see your list of groups. On the listing for WAARC-K4RC, click the Edit button. On this page you can edit your display name as you would like it displayed on any messages you send to the group. A format such as FirstName LastName CallSign is recommended. You can also upload a profile photo if you wish.
When you are finished, click Update Group Profile at the bottom of the page to save your changes.