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Welcome to the Valdosta Amateur Radio Club.

We are a progressive amateur radio club located in the city of Valdosta in Lowndes County, GA. We have been a chartered member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) from 1941 to the present (70 years).

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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04 Jul Events | Comments

Happy July 4th! from W4VLD

Happy July 4th! from W4VLD

W4VLD would like to wish all Americans a fun and safe July 4th!

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17 Jun Weather | Comments

Weather Station Network Grows!

Weather Station Network Grows!

Ham’s have always used their communications skills to monitor the skies around them as part of their community service.  Today it is easier than ever for both hams and non-hams to participate in the home or business weather station revolution. One of the latest weather stations to be installed in Lowndes county is KGAVALDO5 which […]

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