Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

Next Club Meeting

The next meeting will be another on-line Zoom meeting. We normally have our October meeting at ERAU, but due to the coronavirus concerns we will again have our meeting on-line. VVARA members, watch your email for a Zoom meeting invitation about two days before the meeting. Or contact Don.

Wednesday, October 21st
6:30PM Social Time
7:00PM Meeting


Christmas Luncheon

Unfortunately, the Christmas Luncheon has been canceled for this year. We are talking about the possibility of a Spring picnic.


Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday Evenings at 6:30PM

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


New Ham Radio Onboard The ISS Is On The Air

The InterOperable Radio System (IORS) replaces an ancient Ericsson radio system and packet module that were certified for spaceflight over two decades ago. The 5 watt HT that was aboard the ISS was getting worn out after many years of use. The Ericsson radio looks like something from a 1990s episode of Cops. Read more...

FCC proposes new fees for ham radio

Discussion on QRZ about a proposal to begin charging $50 for an amateur radio license.
Let your voice be heard. Send your comments to the FCC.

AstroPhotography by K9SG

Photographs by Gary K9SG

VVARA club member Dr. Gary K9SG has been working on his astrophotography. Here we see the moon running away from Mars (click the photo above for a larger version). Download the timelapse video.

The VVARA monthly club meeting was an internet on-line meeting. The presentation was by Wayne WA7IGI.
June 2020 Meeting by WA7IGI

Here is a PDF copy of the presentation: https://vvara.org/pdf/Exploring_the_70cm_Band

Become a Member of the VVARA

Your dues of $24 per year help us operate and maintain our repeaters on Mingus Mountain and Squaw Peak in Yavapai County, Arizona. See the Membership page to join or renew your membership.