The QCWA was founded in 1947 as a non-commercial
association of radio amateurs. Its purposes
continue to be the promotion of Amateur Radio
communication and experimentation, the establishment
and advancement of the radio art and of the public welfare.
To qualify for membership in the QCWA, individuals
must have been first licensed as an Amateur Radio
operator at least 25 years prior to application
for membership and must be currently licensed.
Continuous licensing for 25 years is not required.
About Cleveland Chapter One of
The Quarter Century
Founded in 1951, the Cleveland Chapter has
functioned continuously since it was first
chartered by the Quarter Century Wireless
Association (QCWA). The Chapter has some 100
members from Cleveland and the surrounding
area who find that this local group provides
excellent opportunities for fellowship with
other experienced radio amateurs, plus technical
and operating exchanges and social activities
Chapter One Member
Features & Benefits
Enjoying the friendship and fellowship of other
veteran radio hams who “speak the same language,”
is one of the main reasons why Cleveland Chapter
One QCWA members have joined. Quarterly luncheon
meetings, regular weekly nets and a chapter
newsletter are additional reasons.
Members can enjoy operating the Cleveland VA Hospital
Amateur Radio station with its top-of-the-line
equipment and antenna system. Members also help
promote ham radio through the chapter’s sponsorship
of the Ham Radio Promotion Project.
Meeting programs, door prizes, raffles, annual awards
and music also add to the fun and fellowship.
Chapter One dues of $10 per year continue to
be a bargain among area radio clubs.