January 2015 Newsletter posted

The newsletter for January is up. You can find it on the Newsletters and Minutes page. File Link: Newsletter – January 2015

Ann & Leo Stoll Jr. Charitable Trust Prepares Ham Radio Repeater for Emergencies

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club of Southwest Wisconsin has a repeater in Beetown similar to those used by county and municipal law enforcement and highway departments. Amateur radio operators from their mobile vehicles and handheld radios can transmit low power FM signals thru repeaters using higher elevation antennas and increased power to greatly improve […]

Repeater Range !

Our repeater upgrades have given us approx an 80 mile range. As you can see in the picture, this reaches as far as Madison and La Crosse ! The repeater is located northwest of Beetown, WI near the Beetown Cemetery.

Field Day 2014 Location

Dear HVARC Because of the tornado damage to UW-P campus our Field Daysite has been moved to another site on the UW-P campus.  We will be setting up in the parking lot west of Morrow Hall.  This is where we used to set up.  It is next to the softball diamonds on Greenwood Ave.  I https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lot+20/@42.733641,-90.497214,208m/ If you go to […]

New Event: Field Day 2014

https://www.facebook.com/events/1414237338853331/ Event is open to the public (rsvp on facebook for updates). Bring your friends, bring your kids, and introduce them to the fun of amature radio! Come meet licensed FCC ham operators and talk on their radios to make contacts! More than 100,000 U.S. hams will observe annual Field Day on Saturday, June 28, […]

W5KUB Live Event

It’s time for the 2014 Dayton Hamvention webcast!! Please join us during our live, online broadcast of the Dayton Hamvention this week. To join the webcast go to http://W5KUB.com where the fun begins! Expanded show for 2014:  We will be inside Hara at Booth SA302 again this year but will also provide video from both inside and […]

W5KUB.COM live webcast of Gigaparts’ Ham Radio Day!!

Forward from Tom: Please join W5KUB.com for our live, online webcast of the Gigaparts Ham Radio Day on Saturday, March 29th in Huntsville, Alabama. Great in-store prizes and online prizes will be awarded. To join the broadcast go to http://W5KUB.com where the fun begins! W5KUB will interview various vendors regarding their latest products, special guests, […]

WI QSO Party (Updated)

Dear HVARC, Just a reminder that this coming Sunday is the WI QSO PARTY. Our club has done well in recent years. Pete Beedlow NN9K and others have put a lot of effort into this contest. (See link for details) It can be a lot of fun when you find others wanting to talk to […]

EchoLink on N0WLU 146.895Mhz

http://echolink.org/ Our repeater is under KC9MCC-R. EchoLink has compatibility with most operating systems and smartphones.  When at home, you may need to open ports in your router / modem’s firewall. After installing, you will need an account with a validated callsign.  Validation of your callsign is fairly fast, I did mine by credit card and was validated in […]

ARRL 2014 Centennial Convention

Received from Jahnke, Deb, K1DAJ of ARRL: Dear ARRL Affiliated Club, In July of 2014, thousands of members and friends of ARRL will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, ARRL’s birthplace, to celebrate the organization’s first 100 years of “Advancing the Art and Science of Radio.” One of the highlights of the weekend […]

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.