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W7GRA now has a phone number 541-406-0829

Congratulations to Chris Leavitt. He recently passed his Technician exam on 8/29/30

Our next FCC Amateur Radio Exam will be on 9/19/2020

Covid-19 Virus update 8/23/20-KI7FXJ

Club Meetings: This month, our club meeting will be at the Grace Bible Church.

Location: 1114 Y Ave, La Grande Oregon 97850

If you are not feeling well, please stay home! Also we will still need to conduct ourselves per state guidelines for Covid-19.


The Grande Ronde Radio Amateur Association (GRRAA) is an organization for those interested in amateur radio. Amateur Radio Operators (also known as “hams”), are licensed by the FCC to operate amateur radio communications for personal enjoyment and for emergency communications. The GRRAA has been granted a call sign by the FCC of W7GRA. We use this call sign for official club functions like Field day or other amateur radio events.

The purposes of GRRAA:

  1. Prepare for emergency communications needs of our community.
  2. Provide interesting and meaningful programs and education to the organization members
  3. Promote the hobby and service that is amateur radio to our community

Where we live:

Most members of GRRAA reside in Oregon, specifically Union, Baker, and Wallowa County. However, we welcome all that have an interest in all aspects of amateur radio. So, if you are passing through on your way to another town, vacationing at one of our many destinations in Eastern Oregon, or just a neighbor, you are welcome.

Interested in learning more about the club or Amateur Radio?

Attend one of our monthly meetings, breakfast gatherings, contact us electronically or preferably OVER THE AIR! Please explore our website or visit us on Facebook, search for W7GRA. On this website, you will find our membership application, our club’s constitution, and other information that you may find interesting.  If you don’t have a FCC license yet, we can point you in the right direction for study materials and can also proctor the FCC Amateur Radio tests.

2nd Saturday Breakfast: New Location!!

We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding major holidays) for a no host gathering at the Denny’s in La Grande. This informal gathering starts at 9am and usually lasts just over an hour.

Monthly Business Meeting:

We conduct our monthly business meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month. This is open to the public and all are welcome. Due to Covid 19, our meetings are in flux. Currently the La Grande Fire Station is unavailable and we don’t see it getting free any time soon. Our backup location has been the Grace Bible Church at 1114 Y Ave, La Grande. If we are unable to have a meeting there, we will do  a meeting / net on the 147.260 K7RPT repeater to conduct business. Regardless of the venue, the meetings start at 6pm pacific.

edited KI7FXJ 8/23/2020