Serving our community for over 80 years

Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. That means donations to us in cash or in-kind are tax deductible for you. The primary mission of SEARC is the training of youth, other interested individuals and residents in the Lower Columbia River Area. Adult members of the club  assume leadership roles in supporting the teaching process. Such teaching support will include the areas of theory and operation such as are applicable to radio communication.   


We have undertaken a project to install a state-of-the-art, internet enabled, SDR (Software Defined Radio), a Flex 6300 transceiver. This system will enhance our emergency communications capabilities. More details will be forthcoming at future meetings. We need you help with this project. We are soliciting tax deductible donations both large and small to help improve the disaster communications capability throughout the county. Help us help our community by contributing.



P.O. Box 264

Astoria, OR.  97103-0264


President  - Lianne Thompson   (KF7SBQ)

Vice Pres. - Mary Jo Mosby    (KB7NJE)

Secretary -  Don Hiltgaertner   (WA7TEM)

Treasurer  - Frank Van Winkle    (AA1FV)

Trustee  - Terry Wilson   (KB7SI)










Repeater rack for the ‘45 & ‘925

repeater s on Megler Mountain

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Dale Mosby (K7FW) and

Greg Filliger (N7RIA) checking

the ‘76 repeater batteries

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The Sunset Empire - Photo by Leslie Lipe

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New (2015) construction for new repeater site on

Wickiup mountain.

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