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...
Please like the channel's Facebook page for more information.
There are usually close to 500 clients in this channel at any given time with round-the-clock activity. Remember to use the double hash on the channel name when joining (/join ##hamradio).
This channel includes the W8IRC bot for detailed QRZ callsign lookups, DXCC data, APRS lookups, DMR lookups, DX Summit spots, Q-signals, solar data, morse code translations, weather conditions, rigpix.com lookups, and a lot more.
|#brandmeister||Discussion about the Brandmeister DMR network, and all things Digital Voice.|
|#md380||Firmware and general info about the TYT MD-380 radio.|
|#w8irc||For activity and testing surrounding the W8IRC bot. Might not be much to see here, but all are welcome to join.|
Active since 1991, and the official channel of the W8IRC radio club since 2002. Read a little about the channel's early history.
A great resource for ham radio DXers and SWLs. Bots provide real-time DX Summit Spots, WWV numbers, solar forecasts, and much more.
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.
Team of people packaging and documenting amateur radio related software in Debian.
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.|
|irc.bcwireless.net||#bcwireless||Discussions about Community Wireless and Amateur Radio in British Columbia. Web based client available from http://www.bcwireless.net/chat/|