Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club
The next regularly scheduled club meeting is Thursday December 7, 2023, at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the Medford Police Department Community Room, 219 S. Ivy St., Medford OR.
Program: The program is To Be Announced.
Exam: The next License Exam will be Thursday, January 4th, 2024 prior to the club meeting. Please register ahead if possible: https://ham.study/sessions/64fa1ccaa4ed98609fc213c6/1
Field Day 2023
The Rogue Valley ARC (RVARC) and The Cascade Amateur Radio enthusiasts (CARE) will hold a joint Field Day this year. It will be held at 102 McDonough Rd., Gold Hill Oregon (this is in Sam’s Valley).
Local FCC Amateur Exams Resume in Medford
Exams resume in Medford. Exams are held every other month before the club meeting, at the Medford PD Community Room. PRE-REGISTRATION is recommended. See the Exams Page for more information.
Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a popular pursuit and service in which licensed participants operate (and often build) radio equipment with a deep appreciation of the radio art.
Amateur Radio is a mix of fun, public service, and convenience. Although “Hams” get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and they pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the “Amateur Bands.”
Because amateur radio is a social and service activity, Hams usually join one or more clubs and associations–such as the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)–as well as locals groups. In the Medford/Jackson County region of Southern Oregon, one local group is the Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club (RVARC). We are a local affiliate of the ARRL.
Come join us! We love newcomers–old-time Hams, Newbies, or anyone interested in pursuing Amateur radio–licensed yet or not.