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).
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 […]
W4VLD would like to wish all Americans a fun and safe July 4th!
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!