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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

  • REMINDER: SVARC Meeting - April 18th, 2014 Greetings fellow SVARC'ers: Just a friendly reminder of the regular second monthly meeting at the club house this coming Friday evening at 7:30 PM. Our plan is to have a regular business meeting, then a presentation on digital interfacing between computers and amateur radio equipment by yours truly (Mike, KG4Y). A meeting minutes draft was sent previously ( shortly following the last meeting in March), so I've not included a copy here; however, here are a couple of reminders of up-coming events and deviations from the normal schedule of things (after this coming Friday's meeting): The Shrimp Feed social gathering is on the calendar for 6:00 PM Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at the Shenandoah Council ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 7:46 PM by Michael Wolff
  • Meeting Cancelled for Feb 7, 2014 Greetings fellow SVARC members,I’m sorry to report that due to wet conditions of the SVARC club house parking lot, we are left with the unfortunate option to have to cancel this Friday’s meeting. We considered the option of on-the-street parking, but as many of you have recognized, parking on Grace Street for Friday night meetings isn’t a viable option either, due to a large collection of other vehicles usually parked on the street at that time.We will work on rescheduling our presenter that was coming to tell us about the 2014 Virginia QSO Party, but we are planning to resume club meetings at the next regular scheduled meeting on the third Friday of ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2014, 6:28 PM by SV ARC
  • SVARC Constitution & Bylaws Update A committee has formed to update the Constitution & Bylaws of the SVARC. If you have any topics you feel should be addressed, please let the committee know your thoughts so they can take them into consideration in the updates. Contact Sam Long, W4WSE if you'd like to email them or otherwise submit them directly to the committee chair.
    Posted Jan 18, 2014, 4:18 PM by SV ARC
  • Jan 17th, 2014 Meeting Announcement The SVARC will meet this Friday, January 17th, 7:30 PM EST at the club house on Grace Street. Please join us for a business meeting followed by a brief talk from John, N4MM, on the topic of the 2014 ARRL Centennial QSO Party. Also, The W4V special event kicks off Thursday, so it will be underway before, during, and after the meeting. Rich, K3VAT, our contest committee chairman is still looking for as many of us as can to participate, helping operate and keep this event on the air until 7 PM Sunday evening. You can also work as W4V from your home station, but come on out and see what's going on! On the agenda for the ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2014, 12:14 PM by SV ARC
  • VA QSO Party - 15-16 March 2014 The Virginia QSO Party will be held in two months, from 15-16 March 2014. Spread the word and encourage your fellow hams to participate. The Party website is at: The website contains the rules, forms, statistics from previous parties (in the VQP Briefing) and other information that may be helpful. A copy of the rules as an attachment to this announcement. As you will be able to see from the statistics, the Virginia QSO Party has been attracting more participants over time. For this trend to continue we need more Virginia amateur radio operators to get on the air during the contest. You may also ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 8:43 AM by SV ARC
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