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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!

Emergency Training


Amateur Technician Classes and Testing

By N7LT - Posted on 12 May 2022

When: Monday nights from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Date: May 23rd - June 20th
Exam date: June 27th 5:30PM
Where: Crossroads Christen Fellowship, Bigfork. Intersection of highways 82 and 35.
Cost: Book: $35, Test: $10, Class: Free courtesy of Don Johnson, WR7DW (License is paid for when you log onto the FCC site and apply for license. This will be explained in detail in the class at the time you take the test.)

WR7DW is offering the Technician Class Amateur Radio class for those who want to lean what Amateur Radio is and how it works. In time of disaster, it's imperative to know HOW to operate and communicate on Amateur Radio. With this training, along with regular practice after your license, you will be ready to request or provide assistance with emergency operations via Amateur radio.

The map link below will show you where the Church is located.

Please contact Don Johnson, WR7DW ASAP to get in on this class as books need to be ordered very soon!

Don Johnson, WR7DW: WR7DW@interbel.net
Lyndel Thiesen, N7LT: n7lt@yahoo.com


Crossroads Christian Fellowship
7465 Mt. Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911
United States
48° 5' 52.4472" N, 114° 5' 25.206" W


By W7YP - Posted on 03 February 2022

FVARC will host exam sessions for all classes of amateur radio license on the following dates:

March 15, 2022
June 21, 2022
September 20, 2022
November 15, 2022

Exam sessions will begin at 5:30 PM, just before our regularly scheduled club meeting at 7:00 PM.

Location: Flathead Office of Emergency Services, Conference Room
625 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, MT 59901

For reservations, contact Ed at W7EFL@arrl.net


Flathead County Office of Emergency Services
625 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States


By W7YP - Posted on 19 January 2022

We meet at 7 PM on the third Tuesday each month with the exception of July, August and December.


Flathead County Office of Emergency Services
625 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, MT 59901

Meetings are held in the conference room of that facility.

Many thanks to the OES staff and Sheriff Brian Heino for their much-appreciated hospitality.


Flathead County Office of Emergency Services
625 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States

Ham & Eggs

By Anonymous - Posted on 02 March 2010

Every Saturday morning at 9am at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2425 Us Highway 93 N, 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!


2425 Us Highway 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States
48° 14' 18.7692" N, 114° 19' 45.534" W

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