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 generally meet on the third Tuesday of the month (except for September and March where we have a pizza party with NEST, and our summer hiatus in 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. We also stream our meetings on Zoom. Guests are always welcome!

Repeaters | Club Station

The Society maintains the club call sign W1TKZ along with a linked repeater system:

  • 147.030 MHz +600 kHz (PL tone 123 Hz, also Yaesu Fusion C4FM)
  • 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) linked to the W1TKZ repeater on 444.600 MHz +5 MHz (PL tone 88.5 Hz).

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 – $40.00
  • Family – $45.00
  • 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 w1dan (at) arrl.org.