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!!
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We’re now a 501(c)(3) Organization!
We received on March 5, 2021, a notice from the IRS that we are officially a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 83-2225208). As a charitable organization, we may now receive tax deductible gifts, grants and bequests. Stay tuned for more information as we apply for various entities for funds and to lower some of our expenses.
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During COVID restrictions, we’re meeting the first Friday of the month at 7:00 pm on-the-air on our club repeater at 146.72 MHz (see sidebar). Early check-in starts at 6:30 with a roll call of members first. When we meet physically, it will be at the Norkenzie Christian Church at 2530 Crescent Ave., Eugene, Oregon.
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Newsletter: The Valley Voice
WOW…what a great weekend we just had with Field Day. It was so nice to see some hams I hadn’t seen in a long while and to meet those new hams who I’ve met on the air but not in person. I was really amazed at the number of hams who came out for Field Day.
Thanks to all who made things happen from Rich, W7EEU, for the balloon launch to John, AI7BQ, for the MESH net presentation along with Nathan, AI7NC, Right down to Jeremy, KB1WDM, who brought the Popcicles to help keep us cool on such a hot day.
I don’t know about any of you, but I’m looking forward to next year’s Field Day when we can operate for two days and have more activities. I hope we can have more participation and fun then too.
Also, I’m looking forward to in person club meetings again. Please plan on attending when we do have those meetings. They are way more fun than the on the air meetings.
Thanks to everyone for being part of Valley Radio Club
As always…See you on the radio.