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July  28th, 2018 9 a..m. to RSVP

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MVARC will be holding a Swap Meet on Saturday, July 28, at the Twin Falls Boy Scout Office parking lot.  Everyone is invited to participate.  Participating is FREE.  Download this FLYER for directions and more information.

Members of MVARC and ARES/RACES will be participating again this year in the 100 Mile Bike Event sponsored by the Magic Valley Trail Extension Committee.  This will be held on Saturday, July 21st.  18 to 20 hams are needed to provide communications for this event.  Please contact Terry Fletcher K7THF for more information.  THFletcher @ cableone dot net. 

MVARC is planning a Technician Class license course this fall.  Keep checking back here for details.

MVARC is sponsoring Explorer Post 773 through the Boy Scouts of America.  If you would like to donate to the Explorer Post 773, please click HERE.

MVARC is proud to announce that our Club  Station, K7MVA, is up and running at the Snake River Council Boy Scouts of America office in Twin Falls.  We will be showing it off during JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) on Saturday, 10/21, starting at 10 a.m.  Everyone is invited to stop by, see the station, find out about JOTA and MVARC.  Hope to see you there.  The Boy Scout office is at the corner of Hankins Road and Falls Ave. East in Twin Falls. 

Membership in MVARC is January through December.  If you would like to renew your membership online you can do so by going to our

New officers elected in April for 2018
President - C.W. "Bil" Johnson K8MPW
Vice President - Jim Kennedy W7OUU
Secretary - Alex Payne KF7LDR
Treasurer - Terry Nelson AD7P
Member at Large - Kelly Klaas K7SU

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

Nothing scheduled now.  Please check back soon.

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 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Twin Falls Boy Scout office, 2988 Falls Ave. East.   More information is on our TESTING PAGE.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. 

Click HERE for more information!

For questions about testing please 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 for D-Star info is

 D-STAR repeater KF7VTM
RECEIVE freq. is 444.800 - TRANSMIT freq. 449.800

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


MVARC officers for 2018
President - "Bil" Johnson K8MPW
Vice President - Jim Kennedy W7OUU
Secretary - Alex Payne KF7LDR
Treasurer - Terry Nelson AD7P
Member at Large - Kelly Klaas K7SU

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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