National Association for Amateur Radio

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), also known as the National Association for Amateur Radio, is a vital resource hub for ham radio operators. From educational materials and licensing assistance to technical support and networking opportunities, the ARRL offers a wealth of resources for enthusiasts at every level. Their publications, training courses, and contests provide valuable insights and foster a vibrant community of radio enthusiasts, making it a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about ham radio. Visit them at

Ham Radio for Dummies

Ham Radio for Dummies by our very own H. Ward Silver (call sign N0AX)  is like having a seasoned mentor right by your side, guiding you through the exciting world of ham radio with ease. As a past president and member of W7VMI, Ward brings a wealth of experience and passion to every page. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, his friendly writing style and practical advice make learning and experimenting with amateur radio both fun and rewarding. Dive into Ham Radio for Dummies and discover why it's a must-have for every ham radio enthusiast.

Click here to purchase or view this and other books by H. Ward Silver is a popular site among amateur radio operators, serving as a comprehensive platform for sharing information, connecting with other operators, and accessing various resources related to ham radio. Users can create profiles, share their call signs, participate in forums, access databases for call signs and equipment, and find information about amateur radio events and news. 

Practice CW with SKCC

The SKCC Group's Learning Center provides audio resources and practice materials for Morse code enthusiasts. Practice transcribing classics like War of the Worlds, The Night Before Christmas and more. You can find them here

International Morse Code Preservation Society

FISTS (International Morse Preservation Society) offers essential resources for Morse code learners, including training materials and a supportive global community. Explore their website for valuable tools and connections in the world of Morse code communication.


Contesting in amateur radio is an exciting challenge where operators aim to contact numerous stations within a set time, honing skills and engaging with the global radio community. Click here to learn more and dive into this dynamic aspect of ham radio!

Parks on the Air

Parks on the Air (POTA) is a platform for ham operators to explore and activate parks globally. It offers a database, activation guidelines, and a community for sharing experiences. Join POTA to discover new locations and enjoy radio adventures in nature.

Summits on the Air

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is a program that encourages ham operators to explore and activate mountain summits around the world. It provides a database of summits, guidelines for activation, and a supportive community of enthusiasts sharing their experiences. Join SOTA to discover breathtaking locations, challenge yourself, and connect with fellow radio adventurers.

Check out our list of local resources. Whether you're after electronic parts, repair services, or specialized gear, we've got you covered with trusted suppliers and specialists. From upgrading gear to fixing up setups, find everything you need right here


Interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator? Our neighbor club to the south, W7DK, offers several classes each year for new ham operators, those wishing to upgrade their license, and CW (Morse Code) instruction.

For more information on current offerings, click here.

Nearby Clubs

We're fortunate to have several active radio clubs in the area. If you're looking for more opportunities to connect with the community, check out some of these active clubs in the region:

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (

Radio Club of Tacoma (