East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club website!


The East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club was established in 1935. We are the only local radio club that is an integral part of the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Emergency Management Plan. 

Along with enjoyment of the Ham Radio hobby, we provide and maintain an emergency communication system that covers the cities, towns, and rural areas of the RDEK, from Cranbrook to Golden, Creston to Sparwood.  

We do not solicit monetary support from the residents of the East Kootenays.




Check our News/Events page for recent updates HERE

(last updated 2024-02-02)



Join us for our 2 metre net every Thursday at 20:00 Mountain Time!

ekarc | cracnbrook_Kimberley
VE7CAP
Cranbrook/
Kimberley

146.940 MHz (-0.600 MHz input, 88.5 Hz tone)
ekarc | Fairmont_invermere
VE7RIN
Fairmont/
Invermere

146.850 MHz (-0.600 Mhz input, 88.5 Hz tone)
ekarc | creston_Kootenay Lake
VE7RCA
Creston/
Kootenay Lake

146.800 MHz (-0.600 MHz input, 88.5 Hz tone)
ekarc | Sparwood Crowsnest
VE7RSQ
Sparwood/
Crowsnest

147.300 (+0.600 MHz input, 100 Hz tone)

Club Events Calendar




Why HAM Radio?

This is a question that comes up all the time. Why, or how, in the 21st century, and with technology like cellular networks, is HAM radio still relevant? There are a myriad of reasons, but this video by Josh Nass KI6NAZ is a great explainer, please watch!


If you are currently a licensed amateur radio operator, or are interested in becoming one, please contact us. We can be reached at contact@ekarc.ca or come out to one of our meetings held at the RDEK Emergency Operations Center in Cranbrook, BC - up-to-date meeting information in the calendar above! Come to the meeting and an afternoon of amateur radio events and activities.  All members and visitors are welcome!

The East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club would like to thank the Regional District of East Kootenay for their continued support, which allows us to provide Emergency Radio Communications for the communities of the East Kootenays.

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The East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club would also like to thank the Rotary Club of Cranbrook for their support.

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The East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club would also like to acknowledge that we are grateful to be able to conduct our activities within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation. The East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club is committed to working with the Ktunaxa Nation as stewards of ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa.

Mission Statement:

Since 1935 the mission of the East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club is to promote the technical knowledge and use of amateur radio through training, mentoring, community service and enhancing fellowship among radio amateurs.

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East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club

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