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).
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 […]
HamWAN is a “by hams, for hams” wide area high speed digital network which is now being deployed in the Lowndes county and the South Georgia area. Networking technology has now progressed enough that Amateur Radio operators are able to integrate their analog and digital emergency communications networks with low cost HamWAN wireless technology in […]
The Georgia ARES statewide meeting is coming up on Saturday January 24th. This yearly event will be located at the following address: Georgia Public Safety Training Center 1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, Georgia 3102 9:30am-4:00pm For more information go to: http://gaares.org/ Theme this year: Are YOU Prepared for the first 72hrs? 1. Family Preparedness #1 […]
Happy Holidays! The VARC wishes all a happy and safe holiday season. Make sure to try out APRS, D-Star, HF, or any other mode that might interest you in the coming year. Be radio active!
The VARC would like to inform local D-Star users that it has received the new D-Star VHF module and 1.2 GHz duplexer for the existing 1.2 GHz voice and data modules. The VARC technical team is in the process of installing the new equipment at the clubs repeater site. The equipment was provided via a […]
It is time to prepare for field day 2014! The VARC had a great year last year by making one of the highest scores ever. It almost time to do it again and VARC members are starting to gear up. If you are interest in participating this year go to the “Help Me” on the […]