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.

Banquet Tickets for Jan 2020

Jan 31st 2020

 2019 BVARC Awards Banquet “Menu for the Evening” Pan Seared Catfish or Grilled Chicken Breast Garlic Mashed Potatoes Sautéed Green Beans Garden Salad w/Mixed Greens (Ranch & Italian Salad Dressing) Rolls Dessert Iced Tea  Any BVARC Member can bring one guest for the $60 price.
Single Ticket Fish
Two Tickets Fish
NonMember Fish Ticket
Single Ticket Chicken
Two Tickets Chicken 
NonMember Ticket Chicken
  One Fish One Chicken

Greater Houston Hamfest March 07

Table sales and discounted entry tickets are now available on the Hamfest Website.

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

BVARC President Mike Hardwick to present free handheld radio at banquet!

Eddie Runner and I made a bet that VERY FEW actually read the BVARC web pages. So our bet is that he would put a statement on the web site on the main page (what you are reading now) stating that for the month of January, the first BVARC member, who is the first to text “BVARC FREE RADIO” to 713-569-8799 would get a free handheld radio. This is of course limited to only one radio to the first person to send the text (judged by the time sent/received). The person will be notified by text if they have won and the radio will be presented at the January 31st awards banquet. If no one sends in the text, we will try again in the near future. If someone does claim the radio, there will be a contest next month! Good Luck!


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
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