The WWV ARC will once again celebrate the anniversary of WWV the weekend of September 29 - October 1, 2023.  Club member stations will be on-the-air from various locations across the country and we'd like you to have a QSO with them!  We'll post the operating schedule HERE starting September 28 so you know what bands and who it is you're communicating with.

Would you like to join the fun?  Sign up to operate a special event station from home for the 104th Anniversary of WWV and earn a complementary Club membership through 2024!

The WWV 104th Anniversary event will be recognized by having WW0WWV Special Event Stations active from 1200 UTC September 29 through 2359 UTC October 1, 2023.  The event starts Friday morning (6:00 AM MDT) and goes until Sunday evening (6:00 PM MDT).

WWV ARC is looking for new members to join the event and is offering FREE MEMBERSHIP through 2024 in exchange for 2 hours of on-air operation.  WWV ARC club members are encouraged to participate and to invite a friend to join in as well.

How to become a NEW member and participate:  Club membership is required to use our Club Call Sign WW0WWV.  To operate the Special Event from your home, you should have a suitable HF or VHF/UHF station and operate within your license class restrictions. General, Advanced, or Extra Class licensed amateurs could operate HF and VHF/UHF with Technician Class restricted to some HF CW and 10m and shorter wavelengths.

Participant Operators are expected to keep a detailed log of all your QSOs, and again, only operate in your class licensed bands and modes.   

All QSOs for the event should be point-to-point, without the aid of a repeater or an internet digital service, with the exception of satellite QSOs.  If you are roaming, grid square locations will be recorded for LoTW, as will the various QTHs of fixed operators.  Logs need to be submitted by October 6, 2023.

Fred Schwierske, W9KEY,  has organized a very good Operator's Guide we’ll share with participants, and we’d be glad to answer any of your questions.  You should put some time in to learn more about WWV before the event weekend and the Operator’s Guide is a good resource to start with.

Please send an email to Fred Schwierske,, or Dave Swartz, W0DAS,, expressing your interest in operating and joining the Club.  We’ll send you a link to join and also give you access to the Operating Guidelines and Operator’s Sign-up Schedule.




The next WWV ARC general meeting will be Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6pm MDST via Zoom.

Our 104th WWV Anniversary Special Event Station will be discussed (starts just 12 hours after the start of the meeting!) as well as a proposed budget for 2024. 

Log into the website and visit the Our Club / Meeting Info drop down menu for the Zoom info.

See you Thursday, September 28, 2023


May 18, 2023 - Fort Collins, CO

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the WWV Amateur Radio Club

The WWV ARC was created in January 2019 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of NIST Radio Station WWV, located near Fort Collins, Colorado since 1966.  After the very successful October 2019 100th anniversary SES, several of the organizers kept the club loosely together and in the fall of 2020 discussions of re-writing the by-laws got rolling.  We registered with the State of Colorado as a non-profit in December 2020, and in April 2021 we established new by-laws and elected a re-organized Board.  WWV ARC is a recognized ARRL affiliated club as of May 28, 2021.  General membership opened in late summer 2021, and we are now in our third "re-organized" year.

We look forward to exploring and supporting a variety of amateur radio topics, citizen science amateur radio initiatives, metrology themes and issues, historical ties between amateur radio and NIST, as well as continued support for radio stations WWV, WWVB, and WWVH and the NIST Time and Frequency services of the US Government.

WW0WWV on the air the beginning of October; A solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024

The WWV ARC will once again celebrate the anniversary of WWV - the 104th!  WW0WWV will be on-the-air between 1200 UTC September 29 and 2359 UTS October 1, 2023.  We need operators and will have more details available by the end of August.

October 14, 2023, will be the first of two major solar eclipses (the other April 8, 2024) when an annular solar eclipse will traverse the country from Oregon south-eastward through the 4-corners area, and then across Texas, Central America, and the north of South America.  We'll be supporting and their eclipse parties that are planned.  More info to follow.

Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration, celebrated 100 years of standard frequency broadcasts.

The WWV Amateur Radio Club, along with the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), HamSCI (, and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery ( celebrated 100 years of standard frequency broadcasts from Radio Station WWV on March 2-4, 2023.  The museum hosted an historic talk by Glenn Nelson, WWV station technician, and also a scientific talk by HamSCI representatives on the Grape Personal Space Weather Station.  March 3 NIST opened it's doors for tours of the Boulder lab as well as the WWV station north of Fort Collins.  Saturday, March 4, more than a half dozen clubs gave a public display of amateur radio at the Museum of Discovery with tables and talks for the general public.  We were super busy for three days, then our members spent the next week on-air with the special event station (SES) WW0WWV.

We hope to see you here in Fort Collins or have a QSO on the air soon!


Dave Swartz, WØDAS

WWV ARC President



If you are a current member, be aware that memberships are for the calendar year.  We kindly ask that you renew at the following link: RENEW

If you are not a member, please consider joining our club and supporting our efforts to promote WWV, it's historic and current value to radio science, and the NIST Time and Frequency services.  Please join using this link: JOIN