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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


2021 ARRL FIELD DAY EVENT - JUNE 26 and 27

By W7YP - Posted on 15 June 2021

This year’s club Field Day Event will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, at the Kiwanis Lodge on Little Bitterroot Lake (912 Bitterroot Drive, Marion, MT).  We will begin assembling there Saturday morning in time to give ourselves a few hours to set up before the contest starts for us at 12:00 PM MDT.  The more who show up to help, the more quickly setup can be completed.

The club will have at least two HF radios and antennas set up for the contest and all are invited to operate them.  The general public is welcome to visit and spend some time operating one of our stations under the supervision of one of the club amateur operators. Here's your chance to see what it's like to talk over-the-air to hams around the world!

We will be monitoring the Blacktail repeater (146.760) for those who wish to contact us for any reason, including a talk-in to the location.
The event ends for us at 12:00 PM MDT on Sunday, after which we’ll tear down all equipment and antennas, clean up the lodge and depart.  Many hands will make this quick work.


Kiwanis Lodge
912 Bitterroot Drive
Marion, MT 59925
United States


By W7YP - Posted on 14 December 2020

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

March 16, 2021 [All testing spots are taken for this session]

April 20, 2021 - Due to the overwhelming response to our March 16
offering, we have added this and the following
additional sessions.
May 18, 2021

June 15, 2021
September 21, 2021
November 16, 2021

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

Location: Flathead Search and Rescue
525 Three Mile Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901

For reservations, contact Ed at W7EFL@arrl.net

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