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The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is one of the oldest established radio clubs in the U.S. It was founded in 1948. We support the local A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Services System). We are an ARRL Affiliated Amateur Radio Club.

The S.V.A.R.C. meets at 7:30pm ET on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at the club house at 2921 Grace Street in Winchester, VA. Visitors and guests are very welcome to attend a meeting and learn more about joining the club.

VHF and UHF repeaters are available for casual and emergency amateur use in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

The club supports weekly VHF and HF nets. On Thursday nights there is the 2m SVARC Club Net and every Sunday early afternoon is the 10 Meter AM Northern Virginia Emergency Net

The club hosts VE sessions for those seeking to become licensed or upgrade their existing license.

The first Sunday of August each year brings the club's Berryville Hamfest to hams all around the region.

Other club, Tech SIG, social, and ham related events are listed on the Event Calendar.

The S.V.A.R.C. supports:


Recent Announcements

  • SVARC Hosting JOTA Activity - October 18th, 2014 The 57th annual JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR will be held the 3rd full weekend in October. This is a worldwide event involving Cubs Scouts, Boy Scouts and Ventures talking to Scouts from all over the world. It's not a contest, but rather an avenue of introducing Scouts to ham radio. Any ham can take part starting on "The JOTA Jump Start" on Friday evening Oct. 17th. The following bands and modes are used for this event - 6 to 80 meters SSB, CW, and PSK-31, 2 meter FM, 70 CM FM, D-STAR, IRLP, APRS and ECHO LINK. JOTA is all about getting young people to talk to each other using amateur radio. W4RKC has been registered with the ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2014, 5:16 PM by Michael Wolff
  • Club Meeting - Friday, June 20th, 2014 Please join us this Friday evening (June 20th, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT) at the club house (2921 Grace Street, Winchester, VA). We will have a regular business meeting, and discuss Field Day preparations in lieu of a program. Other highlights I’ve been asked to share - I’ve heard from several folks that the parking lot resurfacing project voted on at the last meeting has been completed. Thank you to Sam (W4WSE) for all of the work in ensuring follow through and execution on this undertaking on behalf of all of us! John (N4MM) has also shared with me that he picked up several members’ (N1TL, W4ARZ, W4WSE, WD4KNX, KB3ALR, K4GJF corrected one, N8GM, WA2RPX, W3IF, K4CTL, and K3VAT ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2014, 7:01 PM by SV ARC
  • CQ N4MM for the ARRL Challenge QSO Event Our Vice President, John (N4MM) asked me to pass along this note to our membership — "I will be at the VE session on Sunday, June 1, 2014 and will have portable set up for two meters and will be handing out QSOs for the ARRL Challenge QSO Event. I am worth 250 points. It will be done on 146.550 Simplex. I also will be doing the same thing at the Manassas Hamfest on June 8, 2014. Bring your handheld radio. Also I have some new ARRL Books for sale a discount. 73, John, N4MM ARRL HVP, the 250 point ham."
    Posted May 31, 2014, 9:39 AM by Michael Wolff
  • New Field Day Page Added - 29 May 2014 A new Field Day page has been added to the club web site. It can be found in the Navigation bar to the left of the page near the bottom, or it can be accessed at If you have comments or feedback, please direct them to Mike, KG4Y.
    Posted May 29, 2014, 7:29 PM by Michael Wolff
  • Shrimp Feed Weekend In 3.. 2.. 1.. Greetings SVARC members - This Saturday (April 25th, 2014) will be our annual shrimp feed social event over at the Boy Scout facility in Kernstown. Please bring yourself, your significant others and family members, and a side dish to share! Also, if you would, please let Laura (N4LLS) know if you plan on attending and if you can help out with set up and / or tear-down. If you are a member and don't know how to reach us, send an e-mail to Mike (KG4Y 'at' w4rkc 'dot' org - e-mail address link not included in an attempt to control spam) and he'll help you out!
    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:21 PM by Michael Wolff
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