Area Clubs

We’re creating this page for those in our area looking for a local club. It is our goal to help share the world of Amateur Radio with as many interested minds and bodies as we can. Whatever your passion, pleasure, or goal regarding our wonderful service and hobby, we welcome you.

If our club is not near enough to you, here are some neighboring clubs around our area. Be sure to tell them we say “Hello.”

Please note that the information on this list is not complete and may contain errors. It will only be updated sporadically, when new information has been made available to us. This list is the result of many hours of combing through many internet webpages. We will strive to keep it as accurate as possible. Hopefully, it is enough to get you started in the right direction.

Please let us know if there are any corrections or additions that need to be made. Thank you!

Please send corrections, changes, or additional information or requests for removal to / from this list to KBØHVB. His info is good on QRZ or by using his call with gmail.

West-Central Iowa area:

Audubon, IA

Coon Valley Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Polk, Sac
Club Meetings: first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (except in June, July, December, and January)
Meeting Location:
Audubon Fire Station
113 Market St
Audubon, IA 50025
Nets:
Mon 21:00 – Coon Valley Storm Watch & Traffic Net – 147.120+ WA0GUD
Wed 21:00 – Coon Valley Storm Watch & Traffic Net – 147.120+ WA0GUD
Fri 21:00 – Coon Valley Storm Watch & Traffic Net – 147.120+ WA0GUD
Website: http://coonvalleyarc.org/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 05 – KB0HVB

Sioux City, IA area:

Sioux City, IA

Sooland Amateur Radio Association

Members in these Iowa counties: Woodbury
Members in these Nebraska counties: Dakota
Members in these South Dakota counties: Union
Club Meetings: (possibly) third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm
Meeting Location:
American Red Cross
4200 War Eagle Dr
Sioux City, IA
Nets: No information listed by club
Website: none
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/591123127614974/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

South Sioux City, NE

Dakota County Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Nebraska counties: Dakota, Thurston, Dixon, Wayne
Members in these Iowa counties: Woodbury, Plymouth
Members in these South Dakota counties: Union
Club Meetings: third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
City / County Law Enforcement Center
701 W 29th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
Nets:
Wed 19:30 – 443.750+ (pl 110.9 – YSF&Analog – NE WiresX hub – Echolink)
Website: https://dakotacountyarc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1199787006732609/
Last Updated: 2016 Nov 13 – KB0HVB – Thanks for adding this one KE0IHJ

Missouri Valley, IA and
Fremont, NE area:

Fremont, NE

Pioneer Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Nebraska counties:
Members in these Iowa counties:
Club Meetings: fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm (eat @ 6:00)
Meeting Location:
Heros / Gambinos
1900 East Military Avenue
Fremont, NE
Nets:
Wed 19:00 – Dodge County ARES Net – 146.67- KDØEFC
Website: http://www.k0jfn.com/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Missouri Valley, IA

Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club

STATUS UNVERIFIED
Members in these Iowa counties:
Members in these Nebraska counties:
Club Meetings: unknown
Meeting Location:
Nets: No known nets
Website: None Found
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Omaha, NE and
Council Bluffs, IA area:

Council Bluffs, IA

SouthWest Iowa Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Pottawattamie
Members in these Nebraska counties:
Club Meetings: fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
American Red Cross Center
705 N 16th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Nets:
Wed 21:00 – Pottawattamie County ARES Net – 146.820- K0SWI
Sat 12:00 – SWIARC Swap Net – 146.820- K0SWI
Website: http://swiradio.org/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Omaha, NE

Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Nebraska counties:
Members in these Iowa counties:
Club Meetings: second Friday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
American Red Cross
2912 S 80th Ave
Omaha, NE 68124
(near 84th and Center)
Nets:
Sun 21:00 – Douglas County ARES Net – 146.940- K0USA
Mon 21:00 – AARC Chat Net – 146.940- K0USA
Website: http://www.aksarbenarc.org/main/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Quarter Century Wireless Association (Omaha, NE)

Members in these Nebraska counties:
Members in these Iowa counties:
Club Meetings: unknown at this time
Meeting Location:
Nets: No known VHF nets
Website: http://www.qcwa.org/qcwa.php
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Nebraska counties:
Members in these Iowa counties:
Club Meetings: third Thursday of the month (except December)
Meeting Location:
Masonic Lodge Dinning Hall
1908 Franklin St
Bellevue, NE 68005
(right across from Washington Park)
Nets: No known nets
Website: http://www.bellevuearc.org/ Under Construction
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/wd0bfobarc/ Temporary Website Location courtesy of WD0BFO
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks WD0BFO for the assist!

Southwest Iowa area:

Creston, IA

South West Iowa Amateur Radio Association

Members in these Iowa counties: Union
Members in these Missouri counties:
Club Meetings: second Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: location announced on the ARES Net prior to meeting date.
Creston, IA
Nets:
Sun 20:30 – SWIARA ARES Net – 146.790- (136.5) K0CSQ
— DMRAA page indicates this net also on 443.400+ (151.4)
Website: http://www.swiara.com/home.html
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Glenwood, IA

Heartland Hams Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Mills
Members in these Nebraska counties:
Members in these Missouri counties:
Club Meetings: third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (adjustments made for holidays or special events)
Meeting Location: unconfirmed as recurring location
Mills County Engineering Building – Conference Room
403 Railroad Ave
Glenwood, IA 51534
Nets: Unknown
Website: http://heartlandhams.org/
Last Updated: 2016 Dec 23 – KB0HVB

Central Iowa area:

Perry, IA

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Dallas
Club Meetings: second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Location:
Perry Public Library
1101 Willis Ave
Perry, IA 50220
Nets:
Mon 20:00 – Dallas County ARES Net -145.190- (114.8) KD0NEB
Mon 20:15 (est.) – HARC Roundtable Net – 145.190- (114.8) KD0NEB
— FOLLOWS Dallas County ARES Net
Note: KD0NEB 145.190 repeater is EchoLink node: 710459
Website: http://www.harciowa.org/ (redirects to: http://qsl.net/kd0neb/)
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association

Members in these Iowa counties: Polk
Club Meetings: fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Waveland Hall (2nd Floor)
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Nets:
Sun 20:00 – Central Iowa ARES Net – 146.610- (114.8) N0INX (Grimes)
— Linked to 444.300+ (151.4) N0VPR in Scranton
Sun 20:15 (est.) – Central Iowa Technical Net – 146.940- (114.8) W0AK
— FOLLOWS Central Iowa ARES Net
Mon 19:00 – DMRAA Informational Net – 146.940- (114.8) W0AK
Wed 23:00 – Central Iowa Night Owl Net – 146.610- (114.8) N0INX (Grimes)
— Linked to 444.300+ (151.4) N0VPR in Scranton
Thu 19:00 – Polk County ARES Net – 146.940- (114.8) W0AK
Website: http://dmraa.com/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks for the assist N0VPR!

Saylorville Township Amateur Radio & Central Iowa Communications

Members in these Iowa counties:
Club Meetings: No meeting information listed
Meeting Location:
Nets:
Sun 19:00 – Saylor Township Fellowship Net – 145.390- (114.8) KF0QI
Website: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Saylortownshipamateurradio/info
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Boone, IA

Boone Area Radio Klub

Members in these Iowa counties: Boone
Club Meetings: second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Fourth Floor Conference or Board Room (usually)
Boone County Hospital
1015 Union St
Boone, IA 50036
Nets:
Sun 20:00 – Boone County ARES Net – 146.850- KB0TLM
Website: http://www.qsl.net/kb0tlm/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks W0NXM for verifying!

3900 Club

On-Air club, with members in several midwestern states.
Club Meetings: Weekly, ON-AIR @ 3.8975 MHz and
One in-person meeting each year — Time & date to be announced when meeting is set. Please refer to club’s website for details.
Meeting Location:
Nets: No known VHF nets, HF nets as follows:
Sun 07:15-07:45 – GM Net – 3.8975 MHz
Sun 07:30-07:50-ish – Slow speed CW net – 3.598 MHz
Sun 07:45-08:45 – Trader Net – 3.8975 MHz
Sun Following Trader Net – early roll; bulletin & bus. mtg; regular roll – 3.8975 MHz
Website: http://www.3900club.com/
Last Updated: 2017 Jan 17 – KB0HVB – Thanks WD0BFO & W0FS for the assist, and correction!

Tall Corn Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Boone
Club Meetings: Once a year, usually at a summer event
Meeting Location:
Location Varies
Nets: No known VHF nets
Website: http://www.qsl.net/kd0med/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks for the verify W0BNW!

Ames, IA

Story County Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Story
Club Meetings: first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm
Meeting Location:
Location Varies, see club’s website for location details
Nets:
Sun 19:00 – Story County ARES Net – 147.240+ W0YL
Website: http://www.w0yl.com/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks W0FS for the correction!

Cyclone Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Story
Club Meetings: 5:30 PM every other Thursday
Meeting Location:
Nets: three sources, three different times & dates
Mon 19:00 (club site) – Cyclone ARC Net – 147.375+ (114.8) W0ISU
Tue 19:00 (Story County ARC) – Cyclone ARC Net – 147.375+ (114.8) W0ISU
Wed 21:00 (DMRAA site) – Cyclone ARC Net – 147.375+ (114.8) W0ISU
Website: https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/site/carc
Note: This is an Iowa State University Student Organization
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Marshalltown, IA

Central Iowa Radio Amateur Society

Members in these Iowa counties: Marshall
Club Meetings: No upcoming meeting information listed
Meeting Location:
Nets:
Sun 18:00 – CIARS Net – 147.135+ (141.3) K0MIW
Website: http://www.k0miw.org/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

North-Central Iowa area:

Webster City, IA

Hamilton County Amateur Radio Association

Members in these Iowa counties: Hamilton
Club Meetings: No formal meetings, roster, or structure.
Meeting Location:
Nets:
Mon 19:00 – HCRC Net – 147.015+ (103.5) K0KWO
Website: https://k0kwo.wordpress.com/
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 03 – KB0HVB – Thanks for the assist W0FS

Northwest Iowa area:

Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista County Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Buena Vista
Members in these Minnesota counties:
Club Meetings: third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office
411 Expansion Blvd
Storm Lake, IA
Nets: No known nets (yet)
Website: http://bvcarc.com/ (redirects to Facebook page, login required)
Last Updated: 2017 May 19 – KB0HVB – Thanks KE0EJS for the info!

Spirit Lake, IA

Iowa Great Lakes Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Dickenson, Clay
Members in these Minnesota counties:
Club Meetings: fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Old Milford City Hall
Milford, IA
Nets:
Sun 19:30 – Iowa Great Lakes Rag Chew Net – 146.610- (110.9) W0DOG
Tue 19:00 – IGLARC Weekly Net – 146.610- (110.9) W0DOG
Sat 19:00 – IGLARC Weekly Roundtable Net – 146.610- (110.9) W0DOG
Note: W0D0G 146.610 repeater is EchoLink node: 905962
Website: http://gt9650.wix.com/iglarc
Last Updated: 2016 Mar 01 – KB0HVB

Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola Counties, IA

Northwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club

Members in these Iowa counties: Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola
Members in these Minnesota counties:
Members in these South Dakota counties:
Club Meetings: fourth Tuesday of the month (except December) at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location:
Northwest Iowa Community College
603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201
Nets:
Sun 20:30 – NICARC (W0VHQ) 2Meter Simplex Net – 146.500 Simplex
Tue 20:00 – NIARC SKYWARN Net – 147.300+ (110.9) W0VHQ
Sat 20:00 – NIARC Saturday Night Chat – 147.300+ (110.9) W0VHQ
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/w0vhqclub/
Last Updated: 2017 Jun 21 – KB0HVB – Thanks WY0V for this one!

2 thoughts on “Area Clubs

  1. Please add out group to your list. Dakota County Amateur Radio Club South Sioux City Ne 68776
    Our Membership consists of hams from Union County in SD, Woodbury and Plymouth Counties in Iowa as well as
    members from Dakota, Thurston, Dixon and Wayne counties in Nebraska. Our meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the City/County Law Enforcement Center at 701 W 29th St in South Sioux City Nebraska. We do have a net every Wednesday at 7:30p.m. on our Fusion repeater 443.750+ pl 110.9 which is also trasmitted on the Nebraska Wires X hub and Echolink thru that same name or on NODCA. Our webpage is https://dakotacountyarc.org/ and we also are on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1199787006732609/
    We currently have two repeaters up and in operation. They are both System Fusion running in both analog and digital modes. We are an ARRL club and have an ARES division.

  2. Please correct your listing for the 3900 Club slow speed net. This is held at 0730- 0750 local, not 1930. The 3900 Club is an on-the-air club with members in several midwestern states with check-ins as far away as Colorado. The
    in-person annual meeting is normally held at Lemars, Iowa. see http://www.3900club.com
    Thanks

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