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Welcome to the Valdosta Amateur Radio Club.

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.

One day license session in Tifton – June 15th, 2019

One day license session in Tifton – June 15th, 2019

The Coastal Plains Amateur Radio Club with the assistance of Derrick Young will have a “Ham Cram” session on Saturday June 15, 2019. It will be held at the Tift County Emergency Operations Center 316 West 2nd Street, Tifton, GA 31794. The session will start at 8:00 AM. The Technician and General session will end […]

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Upcoming VARC Monthly Meeting

Upcoming VARC Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the Valdosta Amateur Radio Club will take place at 6:00 pm on May 7th at the South Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Drive. If you are interested in obtaining or upgrading your Amateur Radio License, we will offer a testing session at the conclusion of the meeting. Updates are posted on […]

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Upcoming Ham Cram Session – March 23rd, 2019

Upcoming Ham Cram Session – March 23rd, 2019

Ham Cram 2019 DATE: Saturday – March 23, 2019 LOCATION: Department of Health – 325 W Savannah Ave. Valdosta TIME: 8:00 am- 6:30 pm – Be on time! Program Description: HAM CRAM is a noMorse code AMATEUR RADIO TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, OR AMATEUR EXTRA LICENSE cram session. The cram session will assist participants with their ability […]

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10 May Members | Comments

Welcome New Member, KB4VLD!

Welcome New Member, KB4VLD!

We’d like to welcome a new member to our growing VARC 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 VARC 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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