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July 9, 2016
Loong Hing Restaurant
9 a.m.
Breakfast at 8 a.m.

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July 16, 2016

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MVARC will again be participating in Field Day activities this year on June 25th and 26th, from noon Saturday until noon Sunday.  Field Day is a time for practicing emergency communication procedures by setting up in a remote location and contacting as many other stations as possible in the 24 hours period.  Anyone interested in amateur radio is invited and encouraged to stop by.  This will take place at the KOA Campground in Jerome on Highway 93, just north of I-84.  For more information about Field Day please email

We will be setting up tents and antennas for this event on Friday, June 24th.  Check the MVARC reflector for updates or email Jim Kennedy for more information.

New officers of MVARC as of April 9, 2016 include:
President - Kelly Klaas  K7SU
VP - Jeremy Brown KA7BIF
Secretary - Alex Payne KF7LDR
Treasurer - Terry Nelson  AD7P
Member at Large - Brent Adamson K2SAW

Here is a list of special presentations we have planned for our 2016 meetings.  Check back often as this list will be continually updated.

June 11th:  Steve Hagerty, K7WKR, will give a demonstration on the
"Rasberry Pie Zero" $5 computer board.
July 9th:  Visit with Idaho ARRL Section Manager Ed Stuckey AI7H, via SKYPE.
September: Bob, N7SVI, will show us how easy and inexpensive it is to make good effective antennas from flea-market materials.
December 10th:  We will see a portion of a video where kids talked to Santa over Amateur TV called "Santa Watch."

September 24th 2016 Swap Meet Information

Talk-in 146.520 simplex, 146.760 repeater, 446.000 simplex

MVARC is planning for our next Swap Meet to be held on
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.
Make plans now to attend!

Download Swap Meet Flyer PDF

To download ARES-RACES forms please click on THIS LINK.

Current Ham Radio License Class Schedule 

More classes planned for this fall.  Check back here often.

The MVARC will be holding an exam session for those seeking a Tech, General or Extra Class amateur radio license.  The session will be held Saturday,
May  21, 2016 at 9 a.m. at HAPPY LANDING Restaurant at Magic Valley Regional Airport (this time only!) in Twin Falls.  If you want to eat, please plan on eating BEFORE the testing begins or after it's ended.  More information is on our Testing Sessions Page.
Please note...if you are upgrading you MUST bring your original license and a PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR LICENSE!  If you do not also provide a PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR LICENSE, you will not be able to take the exam. 

For questions about testing please click to email Kelly K7SU

MVARC members hold a non-formal, no-host lunch each Thursday (excluding holidays) at the Happy Landing Restaurant at the Magic Valley Regional Airport at 12-noon.  This is just a fun get-together where we discuss all things relevant including politics, ham radio, economics, theory of relativity, theory of life on other planets, how to turn lead into gold and coal into diamonds.  So if you aren't busy this Thursday please drop by and join us.


The web site that you need to look at first for IRLP information is

RECEIVE freq. is 442.600                   TRANSMIT freq.  447.600 pl 82.5.
2-meter simplex access frequency - 147.59 mhz.  pl 82.5
Don't forget to push 73 to end all IRLP calls.
Don't forget to ID with your call when you get on the repeater AND after you bring up a node.
Email W7CTH at YAHOO dot COM
                                                    Chris W7CTH

The MVARC operates an email reflector for those interested in the activities of the Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club. The reflector is available only  to registered users.  If you would like to register for the MVARC reflector, please send an email containing your request and the email address you want to use to receive the reflector emails to:
Kelly,  K7SU    kelly (at)
Bob,  KC7QR (at)

Please allow up to 24 hours for your request to be completed. 

Once you are subscribed to the reflector you can send a message to the group by sending it to


Our officers for 2016
President:- Kelly Klaas  K7SU
Vice President -  Jeremy Brown KA7BIF
Secretary -  Alex Payne - KF7LDR
Treasurer - Terry Nelson AD7P
Member at Large - Brent Adamson K2SAW

You are invited to join our Sunday morning AM group
3818 khz.  (+ or - QRM) 
Around 0730, sometimes earlier sometimes later.
Vintage rig, new super-solid-state, we don't care.
Push the AM button and join us!


"Ham Of The Year" Nomination Form.
Click on the link to the left to download the "Ham Of The Year" nomination form.  Print it out and complete it, then you can
scan it back in and email it to 
Or, you can snail-mail it to

Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club
PO BOX 5892
Twin Falls, ID 83303

Or give it to one of the board members at an MVARC meeting.


Contact MVARC


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