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”
Richmond Frostfest will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 8:30AM to 3:30PM at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Everything you need to know about Frostfest can be found on their website HERE! You can also get regular updates from our Facebook page. Continue reading “Mark Your Calendars for Richmond Frostfest”
The November 2017 VE session will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday, November 12, at 1pm. CLICK HERE for details and information about our VE Sessions.
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”
“Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra.” from ARRL website
CLICK HERE to read more about the licenses and privileges associated with each of the three license classes.
Here are some videos on the correct (and incorrect) forms of soldering and practicing desoldering from various circuit boards and then soldering the components back onto the boards. There are also three excellent soldering video’s from the EEVblog (Electronics Engineering Video Blog) on YouTube that are included below for your viewing.
Continue reading “Soldering Videos”
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for amateur radio. This organization is amateur radio’s advocate and voice in protecting our bandwidth and promoting legislation and policies to support our hobby and its members. SVARC encourages its members to also be members of ARRL. It’s the best way you can support the health and ensure the future of amateur radio. Continue reading “ARRL – American Radio Relay League”
Founded in 1948, the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is one of the oldest established radio clubs in the U.S. 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.
Club meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month at the clubhouse at 7:30 pm. VISITORS WELCOME. CLICK HERE to view or download the club flyer.
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