Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club – W4RKC –  Winchester, Virginia.

Founded in 1948 as a nonprofit club dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of amateur radio operators in the northern Shenandoah Valley, the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (SVARC) is one of the oldest established radio clubs in the U.S. We are an ARRL-affiliated Amateur Radio Club, we support the local A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Services System), and we are the home of the famous annual Berryville Hamfest, now in its seventh decade of operation, always the first Sunday in August.

How to join SVARC: https://svarc.us/how-to-join-svarc/

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Annual Member Renewal – Click Here

News & Updates


Contest Corral [.pdf]  January 2023 

Meeting Information

Meetings at the clubhouse,  and remote via Zoom.app. Members will receive the zoom link by email. If you aren’t a member and want the Zoom link, please use the CONTACT FORM on this website to request it.

WANT TO JOIN SVARC? CLICK HERE to get more membership information and CLICK HERE to download the club membership application and use this website’s CONTACT page if you have questions.

We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.  Gathering begins about 6:30 pm for conversation.

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VE Sessions.  Pre-registration advised. Please see the VE Page for further details. Sign up below to get VE testing updates.

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Berryville Hamfest

The next Berryville Hamfest will be held on Sunday August 6, 2023 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA, and is scheduled there each year on the first Sunday in August. Find out more at https://berryvillehamfest.com