Welcome to River Bend Wireless Operators Club on the web! Here, you can learn about what our club is all about, along with the events and contests we participate in.

Good news, the Riverbend Wireless Operators Club is back to meeting in person!!! While the COVID-19 pandemic shut us down for a while, we’re very excited to be meeting in-person again mid-2021. Check the calendar up above to stop by a meeting!

About Us

The River Bend Wireless Operators Club, based in Milan, Illinois, is a general interest amateur radio club serving the Illinois-Iowa greater Quad Cities area. We are an American Radio Relay League affiliated club. Our members have a wide variety of interests in amateur radio including contesting, chasing DX, working digital modes, experimenting with new circuit designs and test equipment. Interested in amateur radio or how to become a “ham?” Come visit us at one of our meetings! We always have interesting programs following our business meeting.

Meetings & VE Test Sessions

We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 AM (local time) to discuss upcoming events, news in the amateur radio hobby, and what the members have been up to. Additionally we host VE test sessions the 2nd Saturday of every even-numbered month. If you would like to take an amateur radio exam element, search for us on the ARRL website (http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session) for info on how to register in advance. We do not currently take walk-ins.

We’re always interested in gaining new members. We can offer guidance and experience to anyone interested. Just stop by!


Rock Island EMA
6120 78th Ave
Milan IL 61264-3269

(Look for the Indian Bluff Golf Course & Forest Preserve driveway, come up the hill, and take the first right turn. Continue till you see the Rock Island County Emergency Operations Center by the radio tower. There is ample free parking.)