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 June Newsletter is available.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:30pm, 421 Eldridge

Topic information pending..


Report on the May General Membership Meeting

In addition to talking about upcoming Field Day and Museum Ships Weekend – Jon Noxon (KF5TFJ) and Mark Janzer (K5MGJ) gave a presentation and demonstration of WSPR Net (Weak Signal Propagation Reporting Network) and the antenna performance analysis that can be had from the live reported data from WSPR’s internet beacon site.


FIELD Day this year on June 24th and 25th for the first time is a FOUR CLUB Event.

BVARC, TDXS (Texas DX Society), ECHO (Houston ECHO Society), and KARS (Katy Amateur Radio Society) all will be operating participating under the KK5W club call with K5DX as the GOTA (Get on the Air) call. Field Day is the Premier Operating event of the year and it is up to YOU to make it a success. The KEY is for everyone to have fun. The fellowship while experiencing the art and craft of radio communications is an amazing experience that is shared by all.

Air Conditioning is Provided…. After all this is summer in Texas.

FOOD, snacks and drinks are provided at no cost to attendees. Lunch and Dinner will keep everyone powered up on Saturday afternoon and evening and Breakfast on Sunday morning.

WE need operators for the overnight period and those who wish to sleep for a while will have space provided (Bedding is not furnished).

Operators are needed for every band and mode. If you want to operate, check the spreadsheet and indicate a time, band and mode that you would like to operate. If you do not know where to look, a link is provided on the BVARC website and Facebook page.

GOTA is an introduction to Ham Radio for those without a license, newly license and Technician Class licensees so that they can get their feet wet grabbing a microphone and experiencing the thrill of making a contact with someone across the country or possibly across the world. A coach will be there to help with the experience.

Visitors are welcome, and a license is not required. So, Scouts, Youth Groups and adults with an interest in radio communications can come out and participate with us. This is an annual event is sponsored by ARRL.

The Regular meat and potatoes stations that will operate will be operating on the primary phone (voice), CW (morse code) and RTTY (radio telegraphy) HF bands. The event simulates emergency operations and communications.

Power to ALL radios will be supplied by emergency power sources including solar.

The Place: Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 727 Pitts Road
Richmond, TX

Time: Saturday, June 24th — 1PM until 1PM on June 25th . This is a 24 hour event.

The State of Texas Recognizes the Importance of Amateur Radio and the service provided in times of public emergency and this event marks the end of Amateur Radio Week.

Scott Medbury

Field Day operator schedule registration is now live.

Below are the links to sign up for the BVARC/TDXS/ECHO/KARS Field Day this year.

First click on the Operator Schedule link to make your request.

You should click on the Field Day Operator Request Form link to make your request.

You will receive an email confirmation of your request. Requests for the same slot will be moderated by Jeff via time stamp information. Currently you may request a mode and timeslot, your band will be selected by Jeff, or if you have a preference, email him directly.

NOTE: Dates for 2017 Board of Directors Meetings have been set as follows:

July 8
August 5
September 9
October 7
November 4
December 9
Meetings are open to all, and Club Members are encouraged to attend and be engaged in Club governance.

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.

Bvarc Meetings

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

Board Meetings

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