Valdosta Amateur Radio Society - Amateur Radio in Valdosta, GA
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Welcome to the Valdosta Amateur Radio Society.

We are the amateur radio club located in the City of Valdosta in Lowndes County, GA. The first known historical mention of Amateur Radio club members was in 1927. The group became an affiliated member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) on February 20, 1947 and has been an active part of the community for nearly a century.

10 May Members | Comments

Welcome New Member, KB4VLD!

Welcome New Member, KB4VLD!

We’d like to welcome a new member to our growing VARS family, Rusty Wetherington, KB4VLD! Rusty is bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to our group and we can’t be more excited to have him involved. He’s also been elected unanimously as our club secretary! Thanks Rusty!

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06 Oct Members | Comments

Welcome the new VARC President and Vice President!

Welcome the new VARC President and Vice President!

Please welcome Walt Dix – KM4SMU and Dale Blanchard – KM4QFB to the VARS family.  Both Walt and Dale are active amateurs and are committed to the advancement of amateur radio in the South Georgia area. Walt has accepted the position of President and Dale has accepted the position of Vice President.  Please reach out […]

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24 Feb Testing | Comments

Amateur Radio Exam Day – March 12th

Amateur Radio Exam Day – March 12th

Regular amateur radio license testing is held on the 2nd Saturday of each ODD month at the South Georgia Regional Library in Valdosta. Testing sessions start at 11:00 AM. Remember to bring a photo ID and a personal check (no cash or credit cards) made out to “ARRL-VEC” to the exam session. For more information […]

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24 Feb Ham Cram | Comments

VARC HAM CRAM – Session Results

VARC HAM CRAM – Session Results

The VARC held the first ham cram of 2016 on Saturday February 20th and the Department of Health conference room on Savannah avenue.  It was a long day but several folks passed the exam and received their technician class license!  Congratulations everyone on a job well done! Out of the 22 folks that signed up […]

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Ham Cram – Amateur Radio License

Ham Cram – Amateur Radio License

Valdosta Amateur Radio Club (VARC) – Ham Cram 2016  DATE: Saturday February 20, 2016 LOCATION: Department of Health – 325 W Savannah Ave. Valdosta  TIME: 8:00 am- 5:30 pm – Be on time!  Program Description: HAM CRAM is a no Morse code AMATEUR RADIO TECHNICIAN LICENSE cram session. The cram session will assist participants with their […]

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17 Nov General | Comments

Happy Holidays and Hamfests!

Happy Holidays and Hamfests!

Its that time of year!  Cooler weather, good food and Hamfests!  Talking about Hamfests… The Stone Mountain Hamfest was the first weekend of November and it was real blast! The Tampa Hamfest is coming up just around the corner in December.  Probably the best Hamfest in the south is the Orlando Hamfest coming up in […]

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