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Ham operator (99) at Primrose Retirement Community, Wausilla, Alaska.



The Sunlife Amateur Radio Club at Greenfield Village RV Park, Mesa, Arizona.

A ham-friendly realtor and the Sun City, Arizona community.




Amateur radio at Plymouth Village, Redlands CA.

Ham radio and emergency preparedness at Valle Verde, Santa Barbara, CA.

Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY - Laguna Woods Village, Orange County, CA



Evergreen Woods, AA6E, North Branford CT

Heritage Village, WA1UKD, Southbury CT


District of Columbia

Ham radio at the Continuing Care Retirement Community in suburban Washington, D.C.



Neighborhood Ham Watch and the Royal Harbor Amateur Radio Club at Royal Harbor in Tavares, Florida.

The Villages Amateur Radio Club at The Villages, in Florida.



Services and Amenities at The Embers in Marshalltown, Iowa include a ham shack.



Ham operator at Collington
Grant Bagley

A feature story and video about ham radio (KB3US) at Collington in Mitchellville, Maryland. (2018) (2013)

Articles about ham radio at Riderwoods in Catonsville, Maryland.

Hams at the Riderwood Retirement Community in Silver Spring, Maryland


BRAG is the Brooksby Radio Amateur Group (W1BBV) at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.

Linden Ponds is "embracing national tech trends" including Amateur Radio in Hingham, MA.


Willamette View Amateur Radio Club emergency exercise and solar power, Portland, Oregon.

A female ham operator at Willamette View Manor in Portland, Oregon.



A ham operator at Fairmount in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.


The Masonic Village Amateur Radio Club in Elizabethtown, PA has club station K3WEB. (Thanks K3SWZ!)​_a-one-concordia-resident-uses-ham-radio-to-connect-people-across-the-world

A ham at Concordia Haven Apartments in Cabot, Pennsylvania


South Carolina

"Hamming it up" at Wesley Commons in Greenwood, South Carolina



A report of a QCWA meeting at N5YJ, The Aspens Amateur Radio Club, at The Aspens at Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas.  (QCWA is the Quarter Century Wireless Association, for hams licensed at least 25 years.)


 Articles in Ham Radio publications

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Benson Antenna Installation
  • James Benson (W8OUU) tells how he worked with his retirement community to install a VHF/UHF and a long-wire ham antenna.  Published in QST, Sept. 2018, p. 20. (QST is the monthly magazine that is distributed to about 160,000 members of the American Radio Relay League.  ARRL is headquartered in Newington, CT.)

  • Trippy Brown (AC8EP) uses CQ100 software and QsoNet to do "ham radio" over the Internet, without the radio part.  See ARRL News Article, 10/13/2009.

  • "Retirement communities that permit antennas?"  Discussion thread (2015) at

  • Bob Moren (K4CX - Silent Key) described his positive interactions with his retirement community in QST, Aug. 1995.

Other sources and resources

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Compiled by Martin Ewing, AA6E (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Main site:

Published on January, 2019.