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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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SVARC Scholarship Announcement in QST

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.

ARES Presentation at Club Meeting

After the club meeting on November 3, 2017, Dave Adsit KG4BIR, local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Emergency Coordinator, gave an interesting presentation on ARES and how club members can learn more about the organization and activities of Virginia ARES District One. He was joined by the District Emergency Coordinator Greg Butler, KW6GB. Continue reading “ARES Presentation at Club Meeting”