Thanks to Phil George W7GTI (automator on EFnet) for taking the club station on the road! Check him out on the HHH Net and the 3905 Century Club nets. Please QSL direct to W7GTI.

We're now hosting a D-STAR X Reflector, XRF010. The dashboard is at Add XRF010 to your DExtra or DPlus hosts file to connect until the official host files are updated. All hams are welcome. The reflector is open for general use and experimentation.

EFnet's #HamRadio has been the official channel of W8IRC since the club's inception in 2002, but membership and representation automatically includes any willing ham radio operator who uses IRC anywhere. So drop us a line! What's your call, and what IRC networks and channels do you frequent? And let us know of any updates to the list of known channels below.

The club's W8IRC / QRZ bot is available in some of the channels listed below. Click here for a quick reference of bot commands.

The following is a list of known ham radio related IRC channels with regular activity...

EFnet #HamRadio

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

Includes the QRZ bot for detailed QRZ callsign lookups, APRS station lookups, DX Summit spots, Q-signals, solar data, morse code translator, ham radio glossary, weather conditions, real time radio news, lookups, and a lot more.


Shares the QRZ bot with #hamradio.

Freenode #hamradio A very active channel. Here is the Facebook page. The QRZ bot is also available in this channel, with the name "w8irc".

W8PIG - The Flying Pigs QRP Club, International

The QRZ bot is available in this channel, with the name "w8irc".


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

port 6667
SSL port 6697
#radio All things radio including DXing and even some electronics too....all are welcome!

General weather inquiries. For real-time weather alerts, please join ##wx-alerts.


Aurora Amateur Radio Group club IRC channel. #debian-hams

Debian Hamradio Maintainers

Team of people packaging and documenting amateur radio related software in Debian.

LostCarrier IRC #cq

WB5OD - BSOD Amateur Radio Club

Chat about digital/packet communications as well as SDR rx/tx technology. Many members are hams while others are either preparing for tests or just interested in the reception of interesting signals. Projects often launch from this channel, including the development of software for ham radio use.

ExodusIRC #hamradio Includes a bot for callsign lookups. #bcwireless Discussions about Community Wireless and Amateur Radio in British Columbia. Web based client available from
Undernet #hamradio