Welcome to the Website of SEWFARS

The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society



How Do They Get Started?

What Happens During Setup?

What Happens During Operation?


DXpeditions are fun, rewarding events not only for the participants but also for those who contact them during operating activities.  It takes a great deal of planning, time, and in some cases, money to execute properly, no matter the destination.

Are you interested in knowing the answers to the above and other questions?  If so, please plan on attending the next SEWFARS meeting on March 15.

We will be showing a video of the Navassa DXpedition.  The video shows how the event was conceived, how it was organized, how it was set up and some the happenings during operation. This is a complete video showing what it takes to make a DXpedition.

Anyone interested is invited to the next SEWFARS meeting starting at 7pm Thursday March 15, 2018 at:


Waukesha State Bank

1709 East Racine Avenue


SEWFARS owns and operates three Amateur Radio repeater systems in the Village of Wales in Waukesha County under the call sign W9TJK*.

Our VHF (Two Meter) repeater system on 146.82 MHz has one of the widest service areas in Southern Wisconsin.

Our APRS VHF digipeater (W9TJK-1* ) on 144.39 MHz has one of the widest service areas in Southern Wisconsin.

* K9ABC was the callsign used from 2002 until 2017 when our former president passed away.

Repeater System Frequencies (in MHz)

Band Rx (Repeater Tx) Tx (Repeater Rx) PL
VHF 146.820 146.220 T127.3
UHF 444.125 449.125 T127.3
APRS 144.390 144.390 None