During the July, 6th, 2021, occurrence of the Shenandoah Valley Emergency Net (SVEN) that has been held on the 145.39 MHz K4USS repeater, a poll was conducted among the participants of the net that proposed moving back the Club’s 146.82 MHz W4RKC repeater starting on July 13th, 2021. Having failed to duplicate the conditions that have previously plagued the Club’s repeater to the point of making it unusable for nets, the proposal was made to attempt holding the net on the 146.82 MHz machine with the option to move the net back to the 145.39 MHz K4USS repeater should another episode occur. A unanimous consensus of the eight participants in the SVEN was achieved, resulting in a democratic process of the actual likely participants in the net. If you have the interest, are equipped and authorized by the FCC to operate in the 2 meter amateur band, we would welcome your presence on Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM local time in the SVEN. If you need the details to access the Club’s 2 meter repeater, please find them on the Club’s Open Repeaters page. Please stop by if you can!
The deadline for getting our special discount rate of $106 at the Hampton Inn Winchester North (1204 Berryville Ave., Winchester, VA) is coming up. Your room must be booked no later than July 10, 2021, for Saturday night, August 31, the night before the event.
This hotel is eight miles west of the Clarke County Fairgrounds where the Berryville Hamfest begins at 8am on Sunday, August 1, 2021. The drive is about 17 minutes.
Call 540-678-4000 and ask for the Berryville Hamfest Discount. This is a significant discount over their usual $130-$150 rate. You can cancel anytime up to 48 hours before arrival. You can also book online by clicking the button below:
Public Service Opportunity:
CCAP Bike Tour 2021, Saturday, August 28th, 2021. We are looking for about 12 amateur radio operators that can provide SAG (Safety and Gear) and VHF radio support for this event. The beginning time will be approximately 0730 (the event starts at 0830). We will need radio operators with vehicles equipped with a VHF radio and capable of transporting personnel and possibly bicycles. We will also need rovers to sweep the routes and also provide stationary radio support at the base camp (Winchester Medical Center) and 3 other rest stops.
If you are interested or have any questions please contact Dave Adsit, KG4BIR. We will hold an organizational meeting at some point prior to the event.
Dave Adsit KG4BIR
2021 ARRL Field Day
June 26-27, 2021
Clarke County Fairgrounds
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club actively participates in the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day. This event occurs the fourth full weekend in June every year, rain or shine. We get out of the ham shack at home and the clubhouse, set up portable stations running on emergency power sources at a remote location, and use those stations to make contact with other stations.
See our website Field Day page for more information and details: https://svarc.us/field-day/.
Click this link to view or download the flier:2021 FD Flier – What is FD?
For overall ARRL information about Field day, click here: http://www.arrl.org/field-day.
Food will not be provided
For COVID safety, bring your own food, snacks, and beverages.
For more details, contact Tom Sherwood KW4CW.
After a membership survey, the decision has been made to start meeting back at the clubhouse (2925 Grace St., Winchester, VA 22601) at 7:30pm. For those who prefer to continue with remote attendance, the club Secretary will send out Zoom links.
You are welcome as a guest, either in person or by Zoom. In person, just come when you can. If you aren’t a member and want the Zoom link, please use the CONTACT FORM on this website to request it.