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. After a short business meeting, follows an interesting and informative program. (Click on the meeting to see the program subject.) Visitors and guests are very welcome to attend a meeting and learn more about joining the club.

Other Things We Do

  • 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 Tuesday 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.

Current HF DX Conditions

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


Recent Announcements

  • SVARC Meeting Agenda for March 17, 2017 1.    Call to Order 2.    Quorum check 3.    President's 'sReport- Shrimp   4.    Minutes last meeting 5.    Treasurer's's Report 6.    Vice-President's Report 7.    Readings new members 8.    AARL and Radio News 9.    Traffic Net 10. HF 11. Building & Grounds 12.  Sick & Bereavement 13. Hamfest 14. Old Business (website) 15.  New Business 16. AdjournProgram: Heard Island DXpedition video
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 6:59 AM by Web Master
  • Club Website Updates March 9, 2017 - The website is getting some much needed and overdue attention. Please be patient while we work through this, but a better solution is in the works and on its way to you soon!
    Posted Mar 9, 2017, 5:40 PM by Michael Wolff
  • Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club Agenda 02-06-2015 (Proposed) Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club Agenda 02-06-2015 Welcome Pledge to the American Flag  Minutes  Officers’ Reports Secretary Second Reading (if present): KK4WXE Committee Reports  Old Business New Business Around the room — For the good of the SVARC Adjourn Program: Raspberry Pi — KK4NXQ
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:13 AM by SV ARC
  • W4V This Weekend!!! W4V - Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club (SVARC), based in Winchester, VA.This Special Event Station is in recognition of Lee-Jackson Day 2015 (Friday January 16th) and will run from Friday, January 16th through Sunday January 18th.Lee-Jackson Day is a recognized holiday of the Virginia Commonwealth in recognition for the birthdays of two great American Civil War generals: Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' JacksonPlease join SVARC members in celebrating the Commonwealth's annual Lee-Jackson Day for 2015, and the event occurs on January 16th.Lee-Jackson Day commemorates the birth of two great Civil War Generals: Robert E Lee (1/19/1807) and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (1/21/1824).  SVARC ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 10:03 AM by Ted Lesley
  • 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
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