The Valley Radio Club of Oregon (formerly Valley Radio Club of Eugene), located in Eugene, Oregon, was chartered in 1932, 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!!
We’re becoming a 501(c)(3) Organization!
With the approval of our most recent amendments to our Constitution and By-laws at our on-the-air June meeting, we’re about done! We will announce when we turn in our paperwork to the IRS. It will likely take many months for approval since the IRS is backed up due to the COVID-19, but we’re on the way.
We usually meet the first Friday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Norkenzie Christian Church at 2530 Crescent Ave., Eugene, Oregon.
Get on the Air
Are you a new ham?
Congratulations! Welcome to the fun! Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Licensing Courses Available
- Spring: Entry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9 pm, April 2-May 21, 2020 (8 sessions)
- Spring: Intermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9 pm, April 7-May 19, 2020 (7 sessions)
Newsletter: The Valley Voice
It’s a new year with 2020 and new things happening with the club. With us becoming a 501c(3), it means new and exciting things are happening. I hope everyone will get involved in one way or another. If everyone does a little bit then we can get a lot done. Remember that VRC is our club not one person’s club and we are here to promote ham radio, help others with their enjoyment of ham radio and have fun on the radio waves.
Thanks to everyone for making VRC what it is. The oldest amateur radio club in Oregon.
Happy New Year to you all!!! See you on the radio.