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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You’ve passed the exam, received your new license and call sign, and now you’re ready to get started. Don’t get overwhelmed! We’ve all been where you are, and you’ll find that other hams would love to help you. When you come to our club meetings, you’ll learn from the programs and you’ll meet all kinds of folks from beginners to very experienced. We hope the links and resources on this page will get you going. Continue reading “New To Ham Radio?”
Rich Kennedy K3VAT and Gary Fortun K4GJF are co-chairing the planning committee to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club in 2018. There will be more details as time gets closer, but please mark your calendars and plan to participate fully in this exciting event. Here are the highlights to date: Continue reading “70th Anniversary Special Event Planned”
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”
It’s important to know which frequencies we’re allowed to use for the amateur radio license we hold. ARRL has free downloadable black and white as well as full-color frequency charts in various sizes: Continue reading “ARRL Frequency Charts”