Sunset at a Ham Radio event

Large Monthly Club Meetings

Ham Radio License Testing

On The Air

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


Eddie – NU5k
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.

IN COLOR The February newsletter is available.

Greater Houston Hamfest:
Early tickets and Table Sales now Open on the hamfest website.

 BVARC sponsored FCC Amateur Radio Licensing Exams
BVARC sponsored FCC Amateur Radio Licensing Exams

The restart of BVARC testing will begin on Saturday, February 9th (Note the date change) at 10:30 am at Bayland Park (off Bissonnet). Please contact Mark Janzer at, for being added on to the list of available Volunteer Examiner’s, or if you are a candidate for a new or upgraded license.    The testing will be monthly, on this date (for now) at Bayland Park. We’ll also have testing at the Greater

Houston Hamfest in March. One of the reasons we’ve moved the testing date and location, is this coincides with the monthly board meeting (and Hamfest meeting).

See, also, the website:


Thursday, February 14. at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Land Masonic Lodge, 421 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478.
John Mccolly, W5RQ will be giving a presentation on his Taongi Atoll IOTA DXpedition. John will be talking about and showing us the “great time” he had during his DXpedition and all the finer points of  the trip. He is rather proud of the solutions he came up with gaining access to Kwajalein. John did his presentation at KARS and it was well received.

So make sure you make it to the February meeting on the 14th. Lets have a crowd at the meeting and show KARS just what we can do!


BVARC testing will resume on Saturday, February 9th and 10:30 am at Bayland Park (off Bissonnet).  Please 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.  We’ll also have testing at the Greater Houston Hamfest in March. One of the reasons we’ve moved the testing date and location, is this coincides with the monthly BVARC board meeting (and Hamfest meeting).

Though most people reading this will not be taking a test, please help to spread the word that the testing is resuming.  Mention it on the reflectors, nets, meetings, eating venues, and other word-of-mouth means.


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 Masonic Lodge 421 Eldridge Rd, Sugarland TX 77478

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