Field Day 2016

Objective

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries

KC9KQ Field Day location: Longhorn Drive and Southwest Rd (UWP Parking Lot 24 – across from Engineering Bldg”

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Organizers: Paul K9OT, Larry KC9CSQ

May 2016 Newsletter & Minutes

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

You can also directly find the January newsletter here.

April 2016 Newsletter & Minutes

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

You can also directly find the January newsletter here.

Amateur Radio Technician Class

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The next amateur radio technician class will be held April 16, 2016 in Dubuque.  If you wish to take the class, it’s time to make a commitment by registering. The location is at the Dubuque County Emergency Management Bldg. or EOC, 14928 Public Safety Way.

The $99 fee per person for the class includes:

  • This Full Day Class
  • Lunch
  • Study Guide Book & prep materials
  • Frequency Chart
  • FCC Technician Class Exam & Same Day Results!
  • Membership in local amateur organization(s) & the latest newsletter
  • Your First Amateur Radio! (It’s called a Baofeng UV-5R, dual band 144/440MHz FM handheld radio)

Please go to the following link for payment:
http://iowaflighttraining.com/product/amateur-radio-technician-one-day-class/

The total with tax is $105.93.  You’ll note from the internet address that this is a link to Iowa Flight Training, my flight school. Call me lazy, but it was easier to run the payments through my flight school than having to create a new website for this class. (By the way, if you have an interest in learning to fly, we operate from The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.) We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, Paypal, and Check.  If you pay by check (made out to Iowa Flight Training), send it to my flight school address at:

Tim Busch
c/o Iowa Flight Training
3435 Beech Way SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Once you’re paid, I will send you materials for the class, which include a really nice study guide book with an audio CD to help you get fired up for the class. The pre-study guide goes through all the material that we’ll cover in the class. Please take as much time as possible before the class to study the questions and answers. Although we’ll go through everything in class, it will help you to see the material before you arrive so it doesn’t hit you cold.

Part of the information you will receive in advance will include instructions for registering with the FCC so you have all your testing paperwork ready to go before you arrive on Saturday. Do this right away when you receive the materials.  When you complete the FCC605 form, scan and email it back to me so the testing group will be ready for you on class day.  We will be testing the same day.  The FCC typically has your new callsigns released within 5 – 10 working days after the class.

You will also be receiving additional emails with more information before and after the class.

Please let me know if you have additional questions,

Tim Busch, N0CKR
Iowa Ham Classes

March 2016 Newsletter & Minutes

The newsletter for March is now available. You can find them on the Newsletters and Minutes page.
You can also directly find the January newsletter here.

January 2016 Newsletter & Minutes

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

You can also directly find the January newsletter here.

November 2015 Newsletter & Minutes

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

You can also directly find the November newsletter here.

October 2015 Newsletter & Minutes

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

Includes:

  • President’s Comments
  • Club Constitution (re-typed)
  • Updated Club By-Laws

Direct Link: Meeting Minutes – October 2015

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

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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 KD9GBJ for the server space on which this web site is hosted.