About Us

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is the only amateur radio club in South-West Scotland. We serve the huge area of Dumfries and Galloway and northwards into Ayrshire.

Regular Weekly Meetings

We meet every Thursday evening in Stranraer (click for details). Please feel free just come along, or contact us to ask any questions.

Training and Technical Advice

Amateur Radio is about self-training in radio communications and the club supports this on all levels. For newcomers there are training courses for the three Amateur Licence levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Please contact us if you are interested in one of these courses.

Everyone can benefit from the ongoing programme of talks and demonstrations. Please see our Events page for the schedule.

For technical advice, just come along to meetings and ask!

Links with D&G RAYNET

Many club members are also members of Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET, the network of Radio Amateurs who volunteer their time and expertise to provide radio communications for community events as well as emergencies and disasters.
For more details, click here.

Repeaters

Dumfries & Galloway has some difficult terrain for keeping in touch by radio. To help overcome this, WARC and D&G RAYNET have installed two VHF-FM repeater stations on high spots near Creetown and Stranraer. Repeaters can retransmit signals from smaller stations in less favourable locations, and so provide much better coverage across the centre and west of the region.