MEETINGS: We will meet virtually using Zoom until it is safe to gather at the clubhouse. The club Secretary will send out links to these meetings to club members. If you are not a club member but would like to attend, please use the CONTACT FORM on this website to request the access link.
BERRYVILLE HAMFEST:The 2020 Berryville Hamfest has been canceled. In response to the safety concerns and various COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club’s Hamfest Committee has decided to cancel the Berryville Hamfest scheduled for August 2, 2020. We tried hard to make it work and surmount all the obstacles, but we could not ensure the quality event our attendees have come to expect. We are sorry to disappoint the many people who look forward to the Hamfest on the first Sunday in August each year. We WILL see you all on August 1, 2021!
VE TESTING: Our club’s VE sessions will be suspended until further notice—at least until October. Please contact VE Coordinator John Kanode N4MM or leave a message in this Contact form of this website. To find other VE testing sites through ARRL listing, CLICK HERE.
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.
SVARC welcomes Gordon Miller NQ4K back this year to tell us about the 2020 Virginia QSO Party, which will be held 21-22 March 2020. He will give his presentation at our regular club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at 7:30 in the clubhouse.
CLICK HERE for Virginia QSO Party Summary and information
The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group, LARG, will be conducting an 8-week licensing class for the Extra Class beginning Monday, February 3rd. If any Shenandoah Valley ARC club members are interested in upgrading, they are welcome. More information is available at https://k4lrg.org/education/. All classes will be held at the Leesburg VFW on Monday evenings, 6 PM to 8:30 PM.
Each instructor is either a professional engineer or involved in teaching college-level courses in subjects overlapping amateur radio. This will be a good opportunity to not only upgrade but become better acquainted with the entire area of amateur radio.
On 1/16/20 Mick Stutler, W8BE will show how to make an Arduino Nano controlled USB PTT foot-switch for remote use with the SVARC Flex 6400. It is a easy and fun project that you can do to enhance your remote Flex operations. Come join us!
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 5:30 pm at the Boy Scout Center in Winchester (107 Youth Development Ct, Winchester, VA 22602). Food will be catered by Shaffer’s Catering and will be available by 6:15 pm. The cost for members and their guests is $5 each. The club will pay the rest. Continue reading “SVARC Christmas Party December 14, 2019”
This event will be held Friday the 25th and Saturday the 27th. There have been changes to the trail and information needed by amateur radio volunteers. We’re pasting some recent email communication below, but please make sure you’re in touch with SVARC liaison Duane Martin, KK4BZ, for the latest information. Continue reading “Fort Valley Endurance Ride Communications Update”
by Roger Steyaert K7RXV, SVARC meeting on Sept. 19, 2019
Roger K7RXV gave an excellent presentation on various modeling programs and how they can be used by amateur radio operators to measure and predict such things as circuit performance and antenna performance. Programs mentioned included Spice, SimSmith, and EZNEC. Continue reading “Modeling Presentation”
Hey everyone — we’ve got a long list of “To Do” items that involve maintenance of our valuable clubhouse, and some of them really need to get done before winter weather sets in.
We’d like to knock as many of them out as possible by inviting as many club members as possible to come Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at 9am. Please let Gary Fortun K4GJF know if you can’t come then but would still like to help.