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If you have ANY questions that haven't been answered through our web pages feel free to contact any member via our local repeaters, phones, or email from our contact page. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions and help you in any way possible!
The Flathead Valley Amateur Radio Club, (FVARC), setup this web site to keep you informed of our clubs activities and provide you with FVARC news.
We hope these pages will provide you with the information you seek to become more knowledgeable of amateur activities in the Flathead Valley and more involved with our club!
Just before our regular ham meeting we will have ham testing.
This is April 18th, 6 p.m., at the Search and Rescue Building
on 3 Mile Road in Kalispell.
Bring your I.D., and/or a copy of your old license if upgrading.
Test fee is $14. Give me an email so I know how many are attending, I have two coming already. Three now, still plenty of room.
Would like to get your amateur radio license or upgrade your existing license? When you are ready to test contact:
Leo Yudysky, KF7ONI, VEC by email at email@example.com
Get your Ham Radio
License in Eureka
Extended class schedule
Classes in March and April 2017
Friday March 24th 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday March 31st 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday April 7th 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday April 14th 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday April 21st 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Test Night is Friday April 21st.
All are welcome to test for any class
Glacier Bank Meeting Room (top floor)
Ham radio is the best emergency and safety network available and will be used locally as well as world wide in the event of any disasters, natural or man made.
Study books will be available at the first class.
You will need to register for the class to get a book by calling Don Johnson WR7DW at 406 889 5886
No class of license requires Morse code, and the technician test is just 35 questions multiple choice. You can get 9 questions wrong and still pass, and during the study you will be given all the answers up front. You can also study on line at www.QRZ.com
The license is free for 10 years, then renew on line for another 10 years. We will have equipment on display and there will be demonstrations of various equipment. Eureka Repeater Group sponsoring the class has many local repeaters covering all of Lincoln County and into Flathead county, and much more.
Be prepared to increase your safety by having communications available in any emergency situation at any time day or night with these systems.
Here's a link to a pdf file on the club's site here which contains an article on understanding Solar Flux and how it affects our hobby. Best ever simple explanation I've read.
Every Saturday morning at 9am at Sykes Restaurant located at 202 2nd Ave. West, Kalispell.
This is an informal get-together for an "eyeball QSO".
EVERYONE is invited, especially NEW hams! This is an excellent forum for new hams to be able to sit down with seasoned hams and absorb the hobby! Come on down and enjoy some GREAT Amateur Radio talk over coffee, ham and eggs!