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12/01/2019

Holiday Banquet

6pm - 9pm

Briarwood Country Club

Event Details

12/01/2019

Holiday Banquet

We invite you to come and enjoy good food and conversation.  The doors open at 6:00 PM.  Cost is $30.00 pp with a cash bar and DOOR PRIZES!!.  See the Registration form below, or Dave Porta,WA0ZVM, for more info. Forms will also be available during the 15th and 22nd Friday brunch sessions listed below.  Forms need to be turned in by November 25th.

6pm - 9pm

Briarwood Country Club

12/07/2019

Danny's Downhome Christmas Party

1pm

Danny's Home

Event Details

12/07/2019

Danny's Downhome Christmas Party

Danny, KM4HFT, would like to invite West Valley Amateur Radio Club members and their families to his home for a Christmas party.  The party begins at 1:00 PM, with a "White Elephant" gift exchange taking place at 2:00 PM.  Please bring your favorite Christmas treat to share, and be sure to RSVP by December 1st.

**The White Elephant gift could be anything around the house that you would like to regift or give away.  Use your imagination!


Danny's information can be found in the October Short Skip and also on the club roster.  Both are located in the "Members Only" section of our website.

1pm

Danny's Home

12/10/2019

StormSpotter Class in Chandler

6:30pm

ASU Innovation Center

Event Details

12/10/2019

StormSpotter Class in Chandler

If you haven't taken a class, either this year or last year, click on the link for location and registration information:  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/skywarn/

6:30pm

ASU Innovation Center

01/19/2020

QuartzFest-2020

7:30 am the 19th - 2:00 pm the 25th

Quartzsite, AZ

Event Details

01/19/2020

QuartzFest-2020

Click here for a schedule of the events of this next year's week-long ham sensation of the year!  More on this later.

7:30 am the 19th - 2:00 pm the 25th

Quartzsite, AZ

Holiday Banquet Registration Form

WVARC Holiday Banquet (jpg)

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Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group

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MCECG Events:


Check this link for upcoming events and information: 

 https://mcecg.net/guest/events.php

Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website:  http://www.aen-mar.org/


  • November 23rd-Red Neck Run-Central Ave and Salt River
  • December 14th-12K's of Christmas-Freestone Park, Gilbert, AZ
  • December 14th-JTROC Sophies Flats-Northeast of Wickenberg, AZ

LIST OF LOCAL HAMFESTS

Thank You to ADAW, for providing this information.  Check out their website:  https://www.adaw.org/

Hark and Thunderbird Hamfests are always favorites!

NEW HamfestFlyers (pdf)

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Past Events

2019 Picnic in the Park-November 2

The weather couldn't have been more pleasant!  Rich, W7MDQ, did a head count and came up with about 50 attendees.  The burgers and brats were done to perfection!  A big "Thank You" to all who made this day a success!  We even had a couple of Fox Hunts thrown in for good measure!  Some photos were taken by Bill, W7JZE, and Doug, K9RZ.

2019 Jamboree On The Air-JOTA- October 20th

JOTA is a special event for scouts every October.  This year, the WVARC sponsored three stations for scouts to earn their Space and Technology badge and their Radio and Wireless Technology patch.  There were 56 girl scouts and 5 boy scouts at the event, who also looked at Saturn and Jupiter through high-powered telescopes.  Thanks to JOTA Team members for making this event a success.  


Also a big thank you to the club members who asked each scout a couple of questions over the air to keep them engaged:  Gary, K9HDU, Dan, K2LH, Ralph, W9ADW, Leanne, KJ7AZR, and Tom, WA0OFO.  Great job everyone!!

2019 Field Day/Fun Day

June 22-23, club members got together in the Ham Shack to get on the radio, eat some delicious pulled-pork sandwiches that FD Chairman Fred Peters spent half the night creating, and just to sit and visit.  Thanks to John Wood and Fred Peters for the great pictures!  Thanks to Wally and Fred for chairing the event, Gloria for all that she does and everyone else who volunteered.

2019 Annual Auction-Feb 4th

We had members and guests from all over the valley.

This is always a fast-paced, fun event.  

Click the button for photos.

2019 Winter Field Day

Club members tested their radios

and antennas on a chilly over-nighter!

Holiday Luncheon-December 3, 2018

Catered by Oregano's Restaurant, the lasagna was yummy, with apple pie

and pecan pie for dessert, a good time was had by all who attended. 

2018 Field Day-June 23-24th

A great time was had by all.  We would like to sincerely thank 

North County Fire and Medical for the use of their facility.  

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH

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WVARC Meets At Three Locations:

We would love to have you join our ham radio club in Surprise for Breakfast:

Lou's Tivoli Gardens   Every Thursday at 7 AM
          12535 W. Bell Road
          Surprise, AZ  85374



OR Lunch at these two  places:

           Tuesday lunch is held at: 

                   Bobbie's Cafe         

(Right next to Dollar Tree @ 99th & Greenway)

            15472 N. 99th Ave. Ste 5

            Sun City AZ  85351

Check it out and be there about 12:30 PM.


           

Hole ' N One    Every Friday at 11:30 AM
          13573 W. Camino Del Sol
          Sun City West, AZ  85375 


Attention Sun City Grand Hams

Ham Website in Grand

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"Grand Hams" is a Special Interest Group of the Grand Computers Club.  

Their NEW website is:  http://www.grandhams.com/index.htm

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

Ham Garage Sale

This is a brand-new site!  To see Amateur Radio listings: https://grandgaragesales.com/main1A.php?cat1=Amateur%20Radio

Friendly Click-on Links

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