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MVARC is planning another ARRL Field Day event for June 22/23, 2024. 
Field Day will be held at K6UDA QTH just south of Curry.
We will discuss Field Day activities at the next MVARC meeting on
June 10th, 7 p.m. at Idaho Pizza.  Please join us if you plan to attend
2024 ARRL Field Day.

Results are in for the 2024 Spud Run!
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The Idaho QSO Party "Spud Run"
March 8th and 9th, 2025!!

Click HERE to see a video explaining the IDAHO QSO PARTY SPUD RUN!


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ARRL Field Day 2024

Fellow Members,
We are now just one week away from Field Day 2024. In case you didn’t know, this is Ham Radio’s big holiday weekend. Last years turnout was disappointing. at the start of the festivities, there were five of us to kick things off. I’m hoping this year more of the club and radio community show up at least for an hour or two and show your support for the MVARC team. In order to put on a FD event there’s a considerable amount of planning and logistics involved. Over the past several years attendance at FD had decreased to the point where this year is most likely going to determine if MVARC will have a FD in the future. 

I understand some of you have to work, some are out of town on vacation and a few may decide to shampoo the cat next weekend but please consider supporting the club and showing up at least in the early afternoon on Saturday. The Club will be supplying soda, water, and snacks. Our Field Day is open to all members and even those who aren’t yet members or even hams. If you know someone who is interested in radio and would like to get some hands on experience invite them out. 

The address is 3817 N 2538 E Twin Falls ID 83301. There will be a black & white sign on the road with MVARC on it. Turn NORTH and follow the dirt road to the end. It’s on the left. You can’t miss it, there will be a ton of antennas sticking up in the air.  FD Starts at Noon Saturday June 22nd and runs until Sunday at noon. You can operate SSB (voice), CW or Digital. Want to bring your own Radio? Do it. Want your Key? bring it. Want to figure out what FT8, JS8CALL, or other digital mode are all about? Ask away and play with it to your hearts content. 

In addition to HF, we’re going to have a VHF/UHF station, possibly a 6 meter station and a Satellite station. These are real interesting and I’m looking forward to learning from the masters.  If enough folks show up, we may get some pizza or BBQ delivered.  Remember, Saturday June 22nd at noon. 3817 N 2538 E Twin Falls. We’ll also be monitoring the K6UDA repeater on 444.500 as a talk in. 


MVARC At the Twin Falls County Fair

We will be at the Twin Falls County Fair again in 2024, every day through Labor Day in Merchant's Building #3.  Come and see our Emergency Communications trailer and talk to us about ham radio!


Idaho QSO Party 2024

The Idaho QSO Party is in the bag.  Please check the web site for results.  Thanks to everyone who participated!


MVARC Weekly Luncheon

We have a no-host lunch every Thursday (except holidays) at the Happy Landing Restaurant at the Twin Falls Airport.  We meet around 11 a.m., sometimes earlier, sometimes later.   This is an informal lunch...we just get together to visit and enjoy a good meal.  Everyone is welcome.

MVARC Officers 2024
President: Terry Oxley KJ7RAR
Vice President:  John Balling  N7VKH
Secretary:  Gene Oldham, KA3JKB
Treasurer: Paul Andersen, AF7ZB
Member at Large: Scott Bolen K7EGA


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