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 +, Murphy and Airport

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

About BVARC  :
BVARC hits 300+ Members -- Now the largest club in Texas

BVARC Meeting :

BVARC general meeting, via Zoom - Thursday, January 13 at 7:30pm K8ZT - Anthony Luscre will present on the topic of QRP.
Mr. Luscre is the Assistant Ohio Section Manager for Education Outreach for the ARRL
He has presented a variety of topics at various events (QSO Today, GQRP convention, etc.)
He's an avid QRPer, among other interests.
Check out his website at

BVARC Board Meeting :

Topic: BVARC Monthly Board Meeting
Time: Jan 8, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time

Every month on the Second Sat, 2 occurrence(s)
Jan 8, 2022 09:00 AM
Feb 12, 2022 09:00 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 897 6536 7046
Passcode: 146.94


Topic: GHHF/GHT planning meeting
Time: Jan 9, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time 

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 857 7131 6908
Passcode: 997536

Greater Houston Hamfest Cancelled BUT................

Due to the rise of COVID infections and other issues, The Greater Houston HamFest will not be held in 2022. However, after careful consideration and detailed planning (read - a spur of the moment thought), there will be a replacement. This year will mark the beginning of the Greater Houston Tailgate or the GHT.
This will be an informal event held at Duhacsek Park in Southwest Houston. The date is April
16 th and will held from 7 am to 3 pm. In addition to the tailgate, there will be license testing,
exhibits, food sales, and equipment raffles. All tailgate sales will be held outdoors in the main parking lot of the facility with parking in the grass south of the parking lot.
Admission will be simple - $5 per vehicle. Whether you are selling or buying, the entry fee will be $5. People will be able to pay as they drive into the park and from there, they can either park to sell or park to buy.
The raffle will have two main prizes an Icom IC-718 HF radio and an Anytone AT-D878UV11
DMR handheld radio. The raffle tickets will be sold at the tailgate and on-line.
More information for the GHT and the raffle tickets will soon be on the web site and weekly e-mail blast so stay tuned.
Hope to see everyone at the Greater Houston Tailgate on April 16th!
Greater Houston HamFest Committee

Newest Life Members  :

Terry Leatherland - K5PGF
Brian Shircliffe - AD5OS
Wesley Harris - W5WES
Mary Ann Pearce - KB5MVL
JC Luppens - KG5BBF
Brian Shircliffe - AD5OS
Ronald Bosch - KE4DRF
Keith Till - KG5MHF
David Cox - KD5IBM
Pete Norris - KJ5SS

Recent Silent Keys :

Tom Matthews - K5SAF
Clint Gilliland - N5FNA - SK
Beth Brown - N5PKW - SK
Andy MacAllister - W5ACM - SK
Tom Matthews - K5SAF - SK
Bud King - K5CEK - SK
Richard Hagerman - WB5SRN - SK

Club General Meetings

The club meets every month, usually on the second Thursday (7:30 PM) of the month.  Meeting locations will be annnounced as they are known.
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

Stir Crazy Net

Every day Mon-Fri at noon (12pm) on the 146.94 (167.9) repeater is the now famous STIR CRAZY NET.

Monday Night Net

Every Monday 8PM on 146.94 repeater.  Tone:167.9

Wednesday Night Net

Rag chew net has been every Wed night at 7PM for decades... 3910 KHz +/-   

Slow Speed CW Net

Thursday Evenings at 8 PM on 7.090 +/- 5 KHz.

Contact John, K5LKJ,, for more info.

GHSN Simplex Net:

4th Thursday propagation net at 7:00 pm on 146.540 MHz simplex (w/o tones and an alternate frequency of 147.540 MHz).  Preceded at 6:15 by an informational educational Zoom meeting. Zoom link and updated information at 


Eddie - NU5K