The Valley Radio Club of Oregon (formerly Valley Radio Club of Eugene), located in Eugene, Oregon, was chartered in 1929, and is one of the oldest continuously operated club stations in the United States. It has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) since 1932, and associated with the American Red Cross since 1951.

If you are a newly licensed ham operator in our community, please come on by and meet other hams. Our membership is diverse, with ham radio experience ranging from several months to many decades! Let us share our ham experiences with you, and you’ll see what ham radio fun is all about! Sign up for the VRC Reflector (instructions)

Club Meetings

We usually meet the first Friday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Norkenzie Christian Church at 2530 Crescent Ave., Eugene, Oregon.

New 2023 Field Day Video

Tom Reitter, KC7TOM, has created an excellent video about the W7PXL 2023 Field Day. Watch it on YouTube or Vimeo.


Free entry-level Technician license class via Zoom: December 26-29, (Tuesday–Thursday plus optional Friday exam)

Entry-level (Technician) license class: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22 (8 weekly sessions)

Intermediate (General) license class (upgrade for Technicians): January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20 (8 weekly sessions)

Get on the Air

Our station is available almost every Saturday (when there aren’t U of O home games) from noon to 2:00 pm at the Eugene Science Center, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene. The radio club hosted an open house on Saturday November 5 to demonstrate its new working amateur radio station, W7PXL. Visitors saw new state-of-the-art radio transceivers and radio demonstration equipment, as well as the two portable radio transmitters in our Go Boxes.

Come visit, and bring your family!

Are you a new ham?

Congratulations!  Welcome to the fun!  Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Newsletter: The Valley Voice

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President’s Message

We as a club are into the Fall season heading for indoor radio activities which include monthly club meetings.  We just had our September meeting with club board member elections, and I want to thank all the members for having confidence in us with reelection of Brad, John, Nathan, myself and our new Vice-President, Gary Hale, AG7TH. With this group of board members, I’m sure we will be able o guide the club in the upcoming year.  I’m also grateful for the club members who step forward to make sure our activities are well planned and everyone, including new hams and visitors have a wonderful experience. The list is very long, too long to list here, but a big THANK YOU goes to all who are making things happen within the club. Planning for next year’s activities is already in the works, and everyone is encouraged to help in any way they can to make our events great events.

I would also like to congratulate Scott, N7JI, for accepting the ARRL Oregon Section Manager’s Appointment. This just shows how impressive our club is to the rest of the ARRL leadership in the state of Oregon. We must be doing something right within the ham community.

Don’t forget to attend Swaptoberfest in Rickreall on October 21st. And to attend the VRC holiday get together in December.

Thank you for being a VRC member and friend in ham radio.

As always…”see you on the radio.”



Riley W7RIL