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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News & Updates


Contest Corral [.pdf]  January 2023 

Winterfest March 27, 2022

WINTERFEST and the ARRL VA Section Convention for 2022:  The Hams of Vienna Wireless Society (VWS) are hosting their annual hamfest – WINTERFEST – on Sunday, March 27th at the Annandale Campus of...

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Important Changes To EZNEC

Last year, Roger Steyaert K7RXV made an interesting presentation to the club on the topic of network analyzers, one of which was a program called EZNEC. He just alerted us to an important...

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POTA Activity at Lake Frederick

Greetings!  Below are three photos from my recent POTA activity at Lake Frederick.  I used an IC-7410 and a K3VAT design/build full-size vertical.  Made 70 QSOs all on FT4 and FT8.  TU and happy...

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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