The Western Oregon Radio Club, Inc. was formed to maintain, operate, and improve
the Portland, Oregon, repeaters which connect to the Evergreen Intertie System. The
Portland local system now consists of twenty two repeaters, operating on the ten
meter, six meter, two meter, seventy centimeter and twenty three centimeter bands. An
autopatch is available to WORC members for Portland local calls. The club distributes
a periodic newsletter to keep the members advised of changes to the local and
Evergreen Intertie systems.
Once a week the club convenes a local net on the WORC repeater system. The net
meets to provide information about the WORC system, the operation of the Evergreen
Intertie and to allow users to confirm correct operation of their equipment. Members
are encouraged to participate and to learn more about the functioning of the local
repeaters. The net also transmits information from national Ham organizations and
reminders of regional Amateur radio events.
The club has sponsored a table at various Ham Swap meets to distribute information
about WORC and to sell donated Ham gear to raise funds for operating the clubs
system. The majority of funding for the operation of the club is from annual
membership dues. Club funds pay for club insurance, ARRL club dues, site rental for
repeaters, telephone service for the club autopatches, services to members,
distribution of Intertie information, postage and reproduction costs.
The maintenance of club operated repeaters is carried out by the clubs technical
committee. Members on the committee are well versed not only in radio repair, but
also must have experience in digital logic, systems integration, and electronic system
design. The complexity of a multi point, interconnecting radio system requires wide
experience in all these disciplines.
Membership in the Western Oregon Radio Club is available in two classes, with
options for additional benefits:
Associate membership provides a certificate of membership, and periodic
Full membership provides a certificate of membership, autopatch access, and
All members receive current Evergreen Intertie information sheets, with updates as
the system changes.
Family membership is an upgrade to any of the other memberships, allowing up to
three related Amateur operators, living at the same location, to join at a reduced
Premier membership, an upgraded Full membership; adds an engraved WORC
nameplate. ( If you need another nameplate for your new call sign, or did not
purchase a nameplate whenyou first joined, but want one now, send the required
fee and information for the nameplate to the WORC Post Office box.)
For current information about the membership dues, see the linked
membership application form.
(Viewing or printing the membership form requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader, download it here.)
Who can join the WORC ?
Membership in the Western Oregon Radio Club is open to any interested Amateur
Radio Operator. Because the membership provides access codes for operation of the
local WORC system and the Evergreen Intertie, members must be licensed by the
How to join WORC :
Membership applications are available at the Ham Radio Outlet store in Tigard Oregon.
Follow the instructions on the application, include a copy of your FCC license, and
mail with the appropriate fee to the Western Oregon Radio Club.
Or print your own copy of the application from the link above, follow the instructions
on the application, include a copy of your FCC license, and mail with the appropriate
fee to the Western Oregon Radio Club.
In all cases, remember to include a copy of the FCC amateur operator license for each
new member with your application.