The Morse Code, CW and Low Power Amateur Radio Club of Reno, Nevada

We are an ARRL affiliated club, promoting the concept of building and operating low power, battery powered Amateur Radio stations. We participate in portable, contesting operations, and general Amateur Radio education.

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Meet The Members

QRP Works!

Links to Related Sites

Slow Speed CW Net

Reno QRP Group
is hosting a slow speed CW net on Sunday afternoons to promote CW and aid newer CW enthusiasts an opportunity to practice their skills. The net is hosted by Sean, NB7A. The frequency is 28.140Khz which will allow all classes of licensees to participate. It begins at 1500 Pacific time (PDT/PST as appropriate). Initially speed will be 5 WPM.If further information is needed, contact Carl,

What does
QRP mean?

If you came across this site and are not familiar with QRP, it is a "Q" signal used in radio communication since the early days of morse code.

Generally, it means "low power" and has come to represent transmissions using 5 watts or less. (about the same power as a conventional 'nite lite')

A list of commonly used "Q" Signals may be found at:

AC6V Web Site


On August 18, 2014 at the monthly meeting of the Reno QRP Group Steve formally resigned as treasurer and trustee of W7FST.

Fellow long-time club member Ed, WD7Y said this of Steve:

Steve an accomplished DXer became a member of the Reno QRP Group in early 2003 about 1/2 year after the club was organized.

teve became a avid QRPer and a dedicated member of the club.
During his years as a member he has been a strong supporter of group field activities including:
Light House Event


Freeze Your But Off  (FYBO)



QRP Afield


And other QRP Events

Steve was an excellent source of information regarding antennas.

He was Trustee of the club call sign W7FST and was instrumental in organizing and refining the clubís WEB page.

Steve took on the job as club treasurer. At the monthly meetings Steve took it upon himself to act as secretary

taking notes and welcoming new members.

But, alas, nothing lasts forever.

At the beginning of the year 2014 Steve sold off all his equipment including his collection of Keys, Bugs and Paddles.

Steve didnít talk about HAM radio after that.

Everyone wishes Steve the best for the future even if it doesn't include Ham Radio.

New Secretary-Treasurer Named

Gordon Mildrum, WB6JAD,
will assume the duties of Secretary-Treasurer for the club.
Van, W7IEX will become trustee for the club call, W7FST

Monthly Luncheon Meetings 2014

Reno QRP's monthly luncheon meetings take place on the Third Monday of the month from 11:30am until?.
 Location: Alamo/Petro Shopping Center, 1950 East Greg Street Sparks, NV. The restaurant is located in the "Alamo Truck Stop" located on Greg Street south of I-80 between Sparks Blvd. and Vista Blvd. off ramps.
This includes new hams, old hams and wanna-be hams.
Feel free to bring show-and-tell items

YL Luncheon Group

A monthly YL luncheon group meets the second Wednesday of the each month. The meeting takes place at a different restaurant each month to sample the cuisine all about town. YL hams as well as Non-ham YL's of hams are encouraged to attend.
For info on the next meet,
contact Yvonne Maxwell, W7YMM at: