HVARC Radio Giveaway

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club wants to hear more new ham radio operators on the air!  To promote this, HVARC is pleased to announce a giveaway of ham radios to any member who has recently gotten their amateur radio license.  All ages are welcome.  The radio is a BaoFeng UV5R, a club favorite, and will come ready to use pre-programmed with local repeater frequencies. More Info: http://kc9kq.ssoworld.org/promo/#moreinfo

What are you waiting for? Go get your license!  http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed

Our club is very friendly and eager to help new members.  If you have questions, just ask!  Latest updates are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HVARC

August 2015 Newsletter & Minutes

The newsletter for August is now available. You can find them on the Newsletters and Minutes page.

Includes:

  • President’s Comments
  • KQ’s Korner
  • Hamfest / Computerfests

Direct Link: Meeting Minutes – August 2015

Hamfests – August 2015

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August 29

BARABOO, WI�Circus City Swapfest.  Location: Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club Property, E3347 Sand Road, Baraboo, WI.  Sponsor: Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club. Talk-In: 147.315 (PL 123.0).  Contact: Thomas Harrison , N9PQJ, E7983 east Lake Virginia Road Reedsburg, WI 53959; Phone: 608-963-0762; Email: n9pqj@yellowthunder.org.

July 2015 Newsletter

The newsletter for July is now available. You can find it on the Newsletters and Minutes page.

Includes:

  • Picnic Details (June 14th)
  • Field Day 2015 Recap and Photos
  • President’s Comments
  • June Meeting Minutes
  • Hamfest / Computerfests

Direct Link: Newsletter – July 2015

KQ’s Korner – July 2015

The monthly meeting of our club will be a little different this month.  We are having our annual picnic this time.  As usual it is held on the Jamison Museum grounds, with the entrance on Virgin St.  Hope to see everybody there.  Bring a dish to pass and the club will have hamburgers and hot dogs.  And there is shade there.

Not much going on right now.  Happily, the weather has been pretty good in the area.  Plenty of rain and not a lot of wind damage.  Mostly trees.  We sure lost some really pretty trees this summer.

Dustin needs more articles for the newsletter.  If you have an interest is some facet of ham radio, write up a short piece and send it to him.  I am sure he would be happy for some input from the members.

 

73 & CUL
Art,  N9KQ

June 2015 Newsletter

The newsletter for June is now available. You can find them on the Newsletters and Minutes page.

Includes:

  • President’s Comments
  • May Meeting Minutes
  • Hamfest / Computerfests

Direct Link: Meeting Minutes – June 2015

May 2015 Newsletter

The newsletter for May is now available. You can find them on the Newsletters and Minutes page.

Includes:

  • President’s Comments
  • KQ’s Korner
  • April Meeting Minutes
  • Hamfest / Computerfests

Direct Link: Meeting Minutes – May 2015

KQ’s Korner – April 2015

With the weather events of the past few days, I think we are all aware that severe weather season is here.  We were lucky in missing the really bad stuff which went mostly south of us.  There was one fatality in northern Illinois, in the Rochelle area.  The worst in this area was hail and hard rains.

Now that you are all aware of the possibilities, keep an eye on the sky and have your radios ready.  And don’t forget to disconnect your antennas when you leave the radio.

The second peak of this sunspot cycle is apparently on the downhill side now.  And that means that the lower HF frequencies will be the workhorses in the near future.  If you don’t have an antenna for 80 meters, this is a good time to get one in the air.  And if you have room for a 160 antenna, put one up for that band also.  Not everyone has room for a 160 antenna but just about everyone can get something up for 80 meters.  If you need help is erecting an antenna, let someone know and I am sure that someone will give you a hand.

73 & CUL
Art, NIKQ

 

Hamfests – April 2015

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April 18

DES MOINES, IA�DMRAA Hamfest.  Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Elwell Family Center, East 30th Street and East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA.  Sponsor: Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association.  Talk-In: 146.940 (PL 114.8).  Contact: Bruce Brumm , KC0ZMT,PO Box #88 Des Moines, IA 50301;  Phone: 515-999-0426 (999-0-HAM); Email: info@dmraa.com; Website: http://dmraa.com/alerts/dmraa-hamfest-april-18th-2015

April 19

GALVA, IL・  AAROFest 2015.  Location: Galva American Legion,  45 Wallace Street, Galva, IL.   Sponsor: Area Amateur Radio Operators.  Talk-In: 145.490.   Contact: William Anderson , WA9BA, 30 Wallace Street Galva, IL 61434; Phone: 309-525-0061; Email: wa9ba@arrl.net; Website: http://qsl.net/aa9ro

March 2015Meeting Minutes posted

The meeting minutes for March’s meeting is up. You can find them on the Newsletters and Minutes page.

File Link: Meeting Minutes - March 2015

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Greetings Everyone!

All amateurs and those interested in amateur radio are welcome at club meetings and events.

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club is a small friendly club located in the hills and valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our members participate in Field Day, Wisconsin QSO parties, local community service activities, and also offer ham licensing classes. Many of us are trained storm spotters, some have CPR, and a few have multiple Red Cross certifications.

Our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the lower level of the Southwest Health Center in Platteville Wisconsin. We have a weekly Sunday night net meeting at 7:30 PM on the N0WLU repeater on 146.895Mhz 114.8 pl. All check-ins are welcome.

We wish to thank Scott Onson for the server space on which this web site is hosted.