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Mar. 11th, 2017
Loong Hing Restaurant
9 a.m.
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Next Testing session: 
Mar. 18th, 2017 to RSVP

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The MVARC will be participating this year in the Idaho State Convention to be held in Boise on April 21,22 and 23.  It will be held in the same place the Wyndham Garden in Boise.  Turn right off Vista Ave. exit and you are there.

MVARC will have a booth at the convention this year promoting our club and accomplishments.  We need volunteers to help man the booth.  Please let me know if you can help! 

MVARC will also be sponsoring a CW contest.  This will be a LAST MAN STANDING CW copying contest.  The first price will be a TITAN custom made key donated by K7SU.  Second and third prize will be an $80 HRO gift certificate and third prize will be a $40 gift certificate. 

Here is a list of special presentations we have planned for our 2017 meetings. 

March. 11:   Peter Doble, AG7DB, will give a presentation on his model rocketry projects.

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

Dates: January 25 - March 8, 2017
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Instructors: Stephen Hagerty, Kelly Klaas, Jim Kennedy
Fee: $49 + $40 for class materials (paid to instructor first day of class)
Location: Shields 106
Course Code: XMSC 192 C01
This class will introduce you to the hobby of amateur (ham) radio.  In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of radio communication ncovering local, national and international markets, as well as emergency and space communications.  This course will cover radio requirements, operating procedures and all the knowledge needed to prepare you to take the FCC Technician Class License exam which will be administered the last day of class.  At the end of the course you should be able to pass the exam and be communicating with other hams around the world!

To register for the class go to the following link.  For the class choose Ham Radio.  Please not, in addition to the $49 CSI charge, there will be an additional charge for class materials which will be around $40, plus or minus.

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,
Mar. 18, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Loong Hing Restaurant on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls.   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.

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