The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club normally meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 to 9:00p at the Medford Police Department Community Room, 219 S. Ivy St., Medford.
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Rogue Valley International Airport, OR

Last Updated on Mar 19 2019, 9:53 pm PDT

Current Conditions: Fair


Temp: 64°F

Wind: South at 6mph

Humidity: 38%

Dewpoint: 37.9°F

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FCC Shutdown

Due to the US government shutdown, the FCC has suspended many operations.

Of interest to hams is that the Licensing Bureau has stopped processing updates to the ULS (Universal Licensing System). The ULS should remain visible but stale.

When the FCC resumes normal operations, we can guess that there might be a significant backlog to […]

6 Meter BBQ

Every year in Austin, TX there is a 6 meter all day conference wrapped up with a barbecue. Originally this was held in the Texas Hill Country northwest of Austin. Searching Google, it appears the first one was about 1988. It became such a big event it moved into Austin at a hotel large enough […]

Ham Radio Swapmeet 2018

Kathrein Scala has kindly allowed us to use one of their large rooms in their Medford facility for this year’s swapmeet. See the map. Kathrein does not have tables, So you will need to bring your own tables if you wish (or put your items on the floor).

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 14 ARLB014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 9, 2015 To all radio amateurs


The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress

“The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015? – H.R.1301 – has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The […]

A Ham’s Night before Xmas

A Ham’s Night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down; The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack, I hope that St. Nick isn’t forced to turn back.

XYL making cookies, the […]

New D-Star Repeater at the Rogue Valley Manor


This is from Bill Anderson of the Rogue Valley Manor Amateur Radio Club (RVMARC):

“The Rogue Valley Manor has installed a new DSTAR repeater system, KG7FOJ operating on mode “B”, on 444.650 Mhz (no PL). This repeater is operational and open for use by the local hams. It is not yet connected to […]

ARRL 10-Meter Contest / December 14-15, 2013

Though you’ll certainly want to take a few hours for the RVARC Annual Christmas Potluck (starts at 6:00p on the 14th), you could devote the rest of the weekend on 10 meters making QSOs in ARRL’s annual 10-Meter Contest. With the hoped-for second peak of the current solar cycle, the band openings could be […]

New Satellite Now Operational

From the site:

We are delighted to be able to reproduce the formal email received here this afternoon at Bletchley Park, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can now be referred to as AO-73.

To: Mr Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG and Mr Jim Heck G3WGM

From: William Tynan, W3XO

Congratulations on the successful launch […]

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This page is like a blog: one article after another in chronological order. Articles are archived and browse-able. Especially for newcomers, sharing what’s going on and staying in contact between monthly meetings will amplify our enjoyment 6dB+. So please contribute news, ideas, contest activity, homebrew projects, reviews of equipment, reminiscences—anything Ham radio. Send your article—long […]

Gumption Traps

No, this has nothing to do with hunting, golf, or multiband antennas. In his much-revered novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig wrote of “gumption traps”–those psychological pits into which one can fall in the steps between intention and completion. One’s gumption to move forward gets caught by sometimes-minor realities. Here’s three […]