Far West Repeater Association

Last Update May 31, 2021

The FWRA maintains 4 linked VHF repeaters in Humboldt County, California. The repeaters are open to all licensed Amateur Radio operators that follow the Code of Conduct. Because the repeaters are linked, a ham in Willow Creek can easily talk to a ham in southern Humboldt – even with low power. As long as you can make a good contact with the repeater nearest you, you can talk to anyone else on the system throughout Humboldt County. Users of these repeaters include members of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, the Redwood Amateur Radio Club in Fortuna, and the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in Garberville.

There is a weekly FWRA Net on Wednesdays at 7:30pm local time. The Net is accessible through any of the repeaters. The memebership roster is called by the Net Control Operator, and members have a chance to check in. This is a good opportunity for new hams to test their equipment, start to get their feet wet, and get to know other hams from around Humboldt County. Visitors (non-members) can check in after the roster is called.

• Pratt Mountain 146.610 (-600) 103.5 (Garberville, Ca)
• Humboldt Hill 146.700 (-600) 103.5 (Eureka, Ca)
• Mount Pierce 146.760 (-600) 103.5 (Scotia, Ca)
• Horse Mountain 147.000 (+600) 103.5 (Willow Creek, Ca)

Please Join the FWRA!

As you can imagine, the replacement of components and maintenance of this system is quite costly. We encourage you to become a member of the FWRA so that you can be a more integral part of the Humboldt County Amateur Radio Community. The funds generated by memberships are critical to the existence and maintenance of the FWRA system. The cost is only $25 a year for an individual, and $30 for a family under the same roof.

Humboldt Area Club Meetings


Humboldt Amateur Radio Club


The first Tuesday of each month.
In-person meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Meetings on-the-air 7:00pm on the Humboldt Amatuer Radio Club's 145.47 repeater tone 103.5.
All are welcome.

Redwood Amateur Radio Club


The fourth Tuesday of each month.
Fortuna Fire Dept. 320 South Fortuna Blvd. 7:00pm.
All are welcome.

Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club


The third Monday of each month.
On-the-air. 146.790 or 146.940, tone 103.5. 7:00pm.
All are welcome.