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.

BVARC Meeting :

BVARC October Club Meeting
October 8th -- Thursday

 Zoom based virtual meeting.   

Presentation will be Dave N5EKW
talking about the Civil Air Patrol.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 1887 2483
Passcode: 317314


Elections in November -- Call for Candidates 

        Elections for V.P., Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, 2 Year and 1 Year at Large                       positions.  Nominate yourself or your fellow members (with approval, of course). 

         See the October Beacon for more details.


VE License Testing --  Get that EXTRA License before year's end

       BVARC session: Saturday, October 3rd  10:30AM   

            Contact Mark Janzer, K5MGJ,  (832) 875-0526

BVARC Board of Directors Meeting :

Board of Directors Meeting 

Saturday October 10th  9AM via Zoom -- Join in

      Join Zoom Meeting

           Meeting ID: 826 1059 4006

           Passcode: 113760  


Due to the worlds current condition, we won't be having so many IN PERSON meetings for a month or two..

Club Meetings and club board meetings are being held with ZOOM (at least until facilities open back up)...Meetings will be announced here.

The stir crazy net held at Noon on weekdays on the 146.94 repeater is a huge hit with lots of participation, ( I hope it never goes away! ) We also still have a new Saturday morning net on 3907KHz (or 146.94 depending on conditions).. A few hardcore hams have been getting takeout breakfast from IHOP and picnicking with other hams in the parking lot. Oh and the regular 146.94 net on monday nights is another good one.

Join BVARC or renew your yearly dues at the top of this web page. JOIN/RENEW/CHANGE

These times seem to be making new people (some are preppies, some just need a hobby, some were always curios and now have extra time) to get the interest in ham radio.. I get calls or emails or in person at work that ask me about it nearly every day...

This is a time we should polish our ELMER skills and make sure we help these folks that want to share our hobby..

Also, I have heard the VE's are working on ways to administer ham Radio testing remotely so you guys can get a license or upgrade.. (all this time to study!).. Keep your eyes here for news as it develops.

Turn on your Ham Radios and stay informed.

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

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