You may be asking yourself, "why is there a radio club for IRC?" It's a legitimate question.

There's not much to see here yet except the club station's operating log, a list of known amateur radio IRC channels with regular activity (see below), and a reference list of all the commands in the QRZ Bot, an IRC robot sponsored by W8IRC that lives in various channels on EFNet and freenode.

Many thanks to Phil George NW7N (automator on EFNet) for taking the club station on the road! Check him out on the HHH Net and the 3905 CCN. Please QSL direct to NW7N.

If you're a ham radio operator and you use IRC, drop us a line and join the club! What's your call, and what IRC network(s) and channel(s) do you frequent?

Known ham radio related IRC channels with regular activity:
EFNet #HamRadio

Active since 1991. Read a little about the channel's early history. It's now the official channel of the W8IRC radio club.

Includes a bot for detailed QRZ callsign lookups, a backup callbook, special event callsigns, APRS findu.com data, DX Summit spots, Q-signals, solar data, morse code translator, ham radio glossary, weather conditions and forecast, real time radio news, rigpix.com lookups, and a lot more.

The channel also provides automated ham radio information at regular intervals, such as links to the latest articles from the ARRL and eHam.net sites, and countdowns to important events.

Here are the channel logs, URLs, and stats.


Also shares the "QRZ" bot with #hamradio, and includes weather news articles from NOAA, live hurricane reports, and real-time weather warnings and watches from NOAA.

Here are the channel logs, URLs, and stats.

irc.bcwireless.net #bcwireless Discussions about Community Wireless and Amateur Radio in British Columbia. Web based client available from http://www.bcwireless.net/chat/

#qrp Designed for QRP Discussions - web based client available at http://www.zerobeat.net/qrp/qrpchat.html.

#k3 Designed for discussion about Elecraft K3 - web based client available at http://www.zerobeat.net/qrp/k3chat.html.

#drakelist Companion to the Drake Mailing List - web based client available at http://www.zerobeat.net/drakelist/drakechat.html


Centered around bots for detailed, real-time DX Summit Spots, WWV numbers, solar forecast, and solar flux.

ExodusIRC #hamradio Includes a bot for callsign lookups.

Undernet #hamradio


Freenode #hamradio  

#fpqrp The Flying Pigs QRP Club, International, W8PIG. The QRZ bot is now available in this channel.

Here are the channel logs, URLs, and stats.

You can also join the channel via a web-based interface, here,

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