Wellesley Amateur Radio Society


About Us

Founded in 1950, the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Amateur Radio through instruction, fellowship, public service and encouragement of participation. The Club year runs from September through August.

Meetings | Directions

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 PM in the Kingsbury Room of the Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St. (Rte 16), in Wellesley.  Please park on the street. Guests are welcome!  


Repeaters | Club Station

The Society maintains the club call sign W1TKZ and along with two repeaters:

  • 147.030 MHz +600 kHz (PL tone 123 Hz)
  • 444.600 MHz +5 MHz (PL tone 88.5 Hz)


All hams are welcome to check into the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society Net on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM on the W1TKZ repeater, 147.030 MHz +600 kHz (PL tone 123 Hz). WARS also operates the W1TKZ repeater on 444.600 MHz +5 MHz (PL tone 88.5 Hz). It is linked to the two meter 147.030 +600 kHz W1TKZ repeater.

WARS Field Day, June 2018 in NeedhamActivities

The Wellesley Amateur Radio Society participates each year in the ARRL  Field Day at the Needham War Memorial Park Gazebo

The Spark Gap Newsletter

The Spark Gap newsletter archives are viewable by the public. Recent issues of The Spark Gap and other club documents can be found on our Members Only page.

Membership | Join Us

Annual memberships in the Society are:

  • Individual – $25.00
  • Family – $30.00
  • Legally blind – $5.00

Download our membership form.

Contact Us

For more information about the Society, please write to:

The Wellesley Amateur Radio Society
P.O. Box 812223
Wellesley, MA 02482-0015

Or, email WARS president and newsletter editor Dan Brown, W1DAN, at danbrownw1dan at gmail dot com.