Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Noon: Optional Lunch
1:00pm: Meeting

Pizza Hut
7430 Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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Program: Applications of the NetLogger Program by Gene Crist N7EJC
Field Day Update


Field Day

June 24-25, 2023
Mingus Mountain Summit Picnic Site

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Saturday 8am: Start Setup
Saturday 11am: Start Radio Ops
Saturday Noon: Club Picnic
Sunday 11am: Start Cleanup


Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM

T.G.I.F. Net
Friday Evenings at 6:30PM

HOA-Friendly Antennas

Here are two videos by John Portune W6NBC showing some unique antenna designs that could work in your HOA neighborhood. Or to try just for fun.

Copper and Aluminum Self-Adhesive Tape Antennas

The Slot Antenna: Undiscovered Country for Most Hams

And a PDF file with more detail:

Efficient 2 meter Disguise Antenna Made From a TV Satellite Dish

VVARA May Meeting
VVARA Meeting May 17,2023

Special thanks to our program presenters this month: Carol Fontana, John Hughes, Bob Shipton K8EQC & Bob Smith WB6ODR. They gave an interesting talk about "Equine Emergency Evacuation of Yavapai County (EEE) and APRS”.

Field Day 2023
Field Day 2023

VVARA Field Day will be June 24-25 on Mingus Mountain in the Prescott National Forest. Watch this space for more info as it developes. See the ARRL website for resources and rules:

Flagstaff Hamfest 2023

The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona and the Northern Arizona DX Association are proud to announce that we are bringing a ham radio festival back to Flagstaff on Saturday, July 15th, 2023. Click here for more info:

The Barn Video

Dr. Gary K9SG and friends have put together quite an amazing ham shack. Here is the video that was shown at the April club meeting:
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