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 hamming experiences with you, and you’ll see what ham radio fun is all about!!


Scholarship & intern opportunity to become a radio broadcast engineer

Entry-level (Technician) license: January 5, 12, 19, 26; and February 2, 9, 16, and 23 (8 sessions)

Intermediate (General) license (upgrade for Technicians): January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; and February 7, 14, and 21 (8 sessions)


We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

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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.

Get on the Air

When our station upgrade at the Eugene Science Center, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Oregon has been completed, you can get on the air on Saturdays from noon to 2:00 pm.


Are you a new ham?

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

Newsletter: The Valley Voice


President’s Message

Well, here we are almost mid-October and the end of another year. We had club elections in September and we have two new board members. I would like to welcome John Simpson, AI7BQ, as Secretary, and Nathan Campbell, AI7NC, as Member at Large. I would like to thank Marilyn Miller, K7YL, and Nelson Farrier, NF7Z, for all their time as Secretary and Member at large. I would like to thank all those who have stepped forward to help with all the other things the club does and provides for other club members and the community at large. The list is long and we all say THANK YOU for stepping forward.  And THANK YOU to all who had been doing some of these jobs before those taking your place.

It’s a good thing that we can have VRC in-person meetings again. We can have the Now What Net in-person meetings. That we have Matt, W7ARD, teaching his Tech and General classes again. And that we can continue to have our VE test nights as usual. And don’t forget we are back up and running at the Science Center with a whole new station, thanks to Scott, N7JI, and the rest of the group involved with that project. Go over there and get on the air too.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m looking forward to all the events that will be happening in the next twelve months. I think we will be having some fun with Amateur Radio. So stay tuned and see how much fun you can have too. It’s there for the taking and participating.

As always…See you on the radio


Riley W7RIL