May 18, 2023 - Fort Collins, CO

We send a special "Welcome!" to all of the Hamvention 2023 participants!  Enjoy the camaraderie and a chance for a face-to-face with a voice, wrist, or keyboard from afar.  A half dozen or so of our members are in attendance, and we hope you get a chance to share your WWV story with them and others.

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 just now starting 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.

Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration

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're still recovering from all of that, but hope to have the presentations on our YouTube channel soon.

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


Dave Swartz, WØDAS

WWV ARC President

The next WWV ARC general meeting will be Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6pm MST via Zoom.

At the April meeting we shared ideas about what the club could pursue for the near future, and we'll discuss these and other upcoming events we need to get started planning, like our annual October operating event.

Gary Mikitin, AF8A, will get us all up to speed on the upcoming Eclipse Festivals and unfolding plans from HamSCI as they prepare to launch Grape II and prepare for the October 2023 and April 2024 solar eclipses.  Operators are wanted during the eclipses, and applications for hosting a Grape II being taken.  WWV ARC members are encouraged to get involved; this is good science!

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

See you Thursday, May 25, 2023

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


WW0WWV Special Event Station March 6-12:  The WWV ARC Special Event Station made over 2000 QSOs during the week.  One of the highlights for our operators is working SSB and a chance to visit and hear stories from old timers as well as young hams about their WWV Story - and there are many!  We look forward to being on the air again the annual October 1 anniverary and for other special events throughout the year.

Please send us your QSL requests, via surface mail or through OQRS/ClubLog.  We'd be glad to send you ours, and also a surprise from our club.

Thank you WWV ARC members who operated!  We can't do special events without you and look forward to your participation in the next one!