Founded in 1948, the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is one of the oldest established radio clubs in the U.S. We are an ARRL Special Service Club, we support the local A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Services System), and we proudly host the famous Berryville Hamfest, now in its seventh decade.
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Our club, last year, voted to establish a $1,000 annual scholarship to be administered by the ARRL Foundation with a preference for candidates from our geographic service area. The members were enthusiastic about investing in the future of our hobby by encouraging licensed hams to continue their education. The first scholarship will be awarded this Spring, 2018.
Beginning in January, 2018, meetings will be held on the first and third THURSDAY of each month instead of the first and third Friday. The meetings will continue to be at 7:30pm at the SVARC clubhouse on Grace Street.
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 5:30pm at the Boy Scout Center in Winchester (107 Youth Development Ct, Winchester, VA 22602). Continue reading “2017 Christmas Party”