About Us
The Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club (CNHARC) was founded in 1978 as the White Mountain Amateur Radio Club.  It was incorporated as the Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club in 1989 by radio operators desiring the comradeship and benefits of association with others who are interested in Amateur Radio.  The basic purpose of the club is to further cooperation among its members, develop individual proficiency in radio and radio related areas, stimulate interest of the general community in radio, and provide public service in emergencies and in community activities.


Club Activities are Enjoyable and Educational.  As a member you can:

  • Attend meetings with informative programs and comradeship

  • Participate in Field Day to learn portable emergency operation

  • Enjoy social functions

  • Receive the club’s monthly newsletter, the “Communicator”

  • Assist at community service events

  • Train and assist with public service emergency communications

  • Take advantage of the many experts and resource people in the club


Club Repeaters

The Central NH Amateur Radio Club owns, maintains and operates several FM and Digital Voice repeaters in the Lakes Region.

Gunstock Mountain - Gilford

  • W1JY 146.985 FM repeater

  • W1JY 447.775 C4FM (Fusion) repeater

  • K1RJZ 53.770 FM repeater

Steele Hill Resorts - Sanbornton

  • W1JY 145.270 C4FM repeater

  • W1VN B 449.675 D-Star repeater

Flag Hole Hill (Veterans Memorial Ski Area) - Franklin

  • W1JY 147.300 FM repeater

Red Hill - Moultonborough

  • W1JY 147.390 FM repeater

  • W1CNH-5 APRS digi-peater

Corliss Farm - Northfield

  • W1CEN B 446.625 D-Star repeater

  • W1JY-5 APRS digi-peater

  • W1JY-10 APRS iGate

Public Service

Throughout the year CNHARC members are active in providing communications for a large number of community services; bicycle and foot races up the Mount Washington Auto Road, the Bristol Marathon, the relay race around Lake Winnipesaukee, several bicycle treks, the March of Dimes Walk-America, the Laconia Classic Sled Dog Races, the Sandwich 60 Sled Dog Race, and the Cannon Mountain Fall Foliage Walk.

Emergency Service

CNHARC members are active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).  Members of our organization participate in weekly training nets and in regional Simulated Emergency Tests.  Many members are experienced and available to provide both equipment and assistance in public service emergencies.

Skywarn Spotter Network

To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service, and cooperating organizations, have established SKYWARN Spotter Networks.  When a SKYWARN net is activated, ham radio operators respond on the CNHARC repeater, by notifying the net control of severe local weather.  That information, coupled with Doppler radar, satellite, and other data, enables the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for severe life-threatening weather.  This information helps to provide citizens of our community with potential life-saving.

Field Day Training

CNHARC members gather in late June at the Belknap County Fair Grounds in Belmont, NH to set up and operate several radio stations on portable emergency power for competing in the annual national Field Day event.  Members spend two days and nights in a large open field.

Ham Classes

CNHARC sponsors periodic Ham Radio classes and Volunteer Examinations.  Using the American Radio and Relay League textbook, "Now You're Talking", the classes prepare participants for the Technician Class license.  With or without Morse code, this license allows operation on many Amateur Radio bands and frequencies.

Club Newsletter

CNHARC Members receive the monthly newsletter, the “Communicator”, which provides them with upcoming activity information, documentation of recent club activities, technical articles written by members, and other information specifically of interest to Amateur Radio operators.  The newsletter is distributed as an Adobe PDF file but Members can elect to have the Communicator mailed to them in paper form at an additional cost.


For membership info or to join the club, click here

Please direct your inquiries to :

P.O. Box 1112
Laconia, NH 03247-1112