Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club
June Club Meeting cancelled. SEAPAC and other events suspended
The June 4th club meeting has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus COVID-19. Normally the club does not hold meetings in July or August. Club officers will re-evaluate the situation this summer.
ARRL has decided not to change any rules for Field Day. They have instead asked entrants to consider operation from home stations using an emergency power source (class E), depending on their local and state COVID-19 restrictions.
RVARC does not have a club operation planned for Field Day 2020 at this time.
Other cancellations…More info
Local FCC Exams Suspended
Local FCC license exams have been suspended due to the Corona Virus COVID-19. Exams will resume after VECs are advised by state and federal health authorities that it is safe to gather in groups.
RVARC maintains a club email reflector.
The reflector is private, the contents are viewable only by subscribers, and only subscribers can send email via the reflector. New club members are (when I remember) issued an invitation to join. (There are a few expired invitations).
As an RVARC club member, if you would like to join, please send an email to our club newsletter editor and membership chair: firstname.lastname@example.org and say what email address you will be sending messages from.More info
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.