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

Although normal meetings at the clubroom are currently on hold, we are still meeting on-air and online every Thursday evening. See our Home Page.

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

Please see the page Becoming a Radio Amateur for information about current club efforts.

The club has a regular programme of talks and presentations. Please see our Events page for the schedule.

For technical advice, just come along to meetings and ask – or contact us with any questions!

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.

Here are the details of both repeaters:

  • GB3DG Newton Stewart 145.775 MHz (Details)
  • GB7DK Stranraer ‍145.6875 MHz (Details)