Large Monthly Club Meetings

Ham Radio License Testing

On The Air

Sunset at a Ham Radio event

Many Good Eating events!

Operating from the Submarine! Museum Ship Weekend

BVARC Operating Events

Tracking Ham Radio Balloons

Operating Event

All night Club Event

Field Day Setup

Annual Hamfest

BVARC puts on a big hamfest every year

Ice Cream Social

Ham Radio Balloon Launch

Setting Up Antennas for an event

Eating Schedule

Saturday Breakfast

7:00a.m., SW Freeway inbound service road, near Kirkwood.

Wednesday Lunch

10:30a.m. to 12:00Noon +, South Post Oak Road, just south of the I-610 Loop in Meyer Park Shopping Center.

11:30a.m., SW corner Westheimer  at Gessner.

Club Changes:

Well we won't be having so many IN PERSON meetings for a month or two.. Club Business meetings will be held over a conference call, and Club meetings will not be held in person (Facilities are closed) but we are trying to arrange a streaming meeting.. More info on that as it develops.  We now have the NOON weekday Stir-Crazy net on the 146.94 repeater..

Last Saturday the breakfast folks ate breakfast at home and used the HF radio at 3907KHz (or 146.95 depending on conditions) to pretend they were all together like normal.

This does give us a great opportunity to work for the community in this time of emergency as well as a perfectly good excuse to USE YOUR RADIOS!.. 

I have heard word that we will be expanding LOCAL NETs to every day or every evening..  There is a lot of Worldwide HF activity as well..

Turn on your Ham Radios and stay informed.

Weekly Phone Practices!

There is an excellent weekly SSB practice contest lasting half hour every Tuesday evening. This is an informal session that is excellent for people who want to learn or improve their skills in SSB communications and contesting. The practice session lasts only half an hour. The exchange is very simple – Name and State.

You do not have to keep a log if you just want to practice. Otherwise, you can setup N1MM to log your QSOs and report your score on .

Time - Wednesday, 0230-0300 UTC (Tuesday evening, in NA)

Bands - 15, 20, 40, 80, 160.

You may work a station once per band.

Bands - 21.325, 14.250, 7.175, 3.800 (avoid 3.790-3.800, lower is better), 1.875

Power & Mode - 100 watts

SSB Exchange - Operator name and station location (S/P/C) for NA stations.

Here are the rules for this fun half hour

Recognize BVARC SK's:

Help us recognize (memorialize) the BVARC hams that have passed away. Many of these SKs have ELMERED us and taught us so much in the past. BVARC has a special place for them on the WHO IS BVARC page. We don't get notices of everyone that dies, so if you know of anyone, please let us know

Monday Night Net

Public Service Net
Monday night on 146.94 (167.9) at 8:00 PM

Wednesday Night Net

Rag Chew Net
3910 KHz +/-3KHz Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Club General Meetings

The club meets every month, usually on the second Thursday (7:30 PM) of the month, at the Sugar Land Imperial Park Recreation Center 234 Matladge Way, Sugarland TX 77478
Everyone Welcome

Business Meetings

The BVARC (Business Meetings) Board of Directors meetings will be held at Bayland Park 6400 Bissonnet in the Bayland Park Community Center in Southwest Houston.. Meetings will be at 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM on the Saturday before the second Thursday of each month.
All Members welcome

Club License Testing

Contact Mark Janzer, to be added on to the list of available Volunteer Examiner's. Also contact him if you want to take the test, but walk-ins are welcome. He will inform you of what you need to bring.

The testing will be monthly, on the Saturday before the 2nd Thursday, at Bayland Park.


Eddie - NU5K