History of EAARC


The East Alabama Amateur Radio Club (EAARC) was founded around 1958 as “The Opelika Amateur Radio Club.”  Around 1960, the name was changed to the East Alabama Amateur Radio Club to capture the regional Hams, instead of the appearance of just those in Opelika.

The Club call sign is W4LEE.

The EAARC owns and operates the following repeaters:

147.120 (W4LEE) 2-meter repeater located on top of the East Alabama Medical Center

147.150 (WX4LEE) 2-meter repeater located on the Lee County EMA tower.

147.060 (KA4Y) 2-meter repeater located in Beauregard, Alabama.

The 147.060 is the main club repeater.

Several EAARC members are active in the Lee County Skywarn Net that operates on the 147.15 repeater in the time of severe weather. Additionally, the Club also sponsors Skywarn classes offered by the National Weather Service. This ensures that Hams all speak the same weather language and know how to recognize weather phenomena that can develop into something more severe.

The EAARC also offers Technician and upgrade classes during the year on an as-needed basis. New license and upgrade testing sessions are also offered.

The EAARC meets every other month (on even months) at a venue in the Opelika/Auburn area. See the website calendar for more information.

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Club Officers



Richard Battles, WB4BYQ

Vice President:

James Clay, Jr.,  KK4KSN


Debra Ward, KI4YZY


Debra Ward, KI4YZY

Board of Directors:

Thomas Hadaway, KI4BOW

Donnie Ward, KI4TXI


Bill Broome, KG4NIY

Club Documents

Here are some of the club files.

EAARC Constitution and Bylaws 2010 (pdf)


Thursday-Preamble for the Net Control Station (pdf)