Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 1033
Norfolk,NE  68702-1033
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.....Upcoming Events: Club Meeting - December 10, 2022, at 8:30 AM. November minutes are available on line..... Test session - February 16, 2022, 5:30 PM, Norfolk Public Library......... Northeast Nebraska Hamfest was a big success. Thanks for coming. See you next year on Nov 18, 2023.....

EVARC Repeaters

146.730- W0OFK   PL frequency 131.8, FM primary mode, C4FM capable
444.250+ W0OFK   PL Frequency 88.5, Wires-X, room 28001, C4FM primary mode, FM capable.
144.390 W0OFK-4   APRS Digipeater

Weekly Club Nets
Monday's at 7:30 PM, 146.73- repeater
Thursday at 7:30, 444.250+ repeater

Other Local Links of interest

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Club Meeting

The next scheduled club meeting will be, Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:30 AM.
Meeting location is First Choice Catering and Party
1110 S 9th St, Norfolk, NE  68701

November 12, 2022 Meeting Minutes are posted

Northeast Nebraska Hamfest

The Northeast Nebraska Hamfest on November 19, 2022 was a big success.  Thanks to everyone that came and helped make it a fun day.  Thanks also to D&L Antenna and our prize sponsers GigaParts, MFJ, RadioDitty, BTech, EasyWayHambooks, and MasterAnt for their support.  Join us again next year on November 18, 2023.  Photos will be posted soon.

EVARC Club Links
Weekly EVARC Announcements
Club Member Items for Sale
EVARC meeting minutes archive
EVARC Constitution
EVARC Articles of Incorporation
Quarterly NET/Control Op schedule
Weekly Net Preamble
 Why we are called HAMS!

What is Ham Radio

About us

Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club (EVARC) was started in 1977. Now a 501c3 organization, we are an ARRL affiliated club located in Norfolk,Nebraska Serving the Northeast Nebraska area we operate two voice repeaters. Our two meter repeater operates on 146.73- (callsign W0OFK) and is located on a 400 Ft tower east of town. It is a Yaesu Fusion repeater capable of analog and digital (C4FM) voice.  It is operated normally in FM mode and is connected to the internet via Wires-X system.  It is normally connected to the Nebraska-Hub, room 21659.  We also have a 70 cm repeater that operates on 444.250+ (callsign W0OFK).   The UHF repeater is also connected to the Wires-X system and operates normally in digital mode. It is connected to room 83156. An APRS Digipeater is on the air under the call of W0OFK-4. We are involved with multiple aspects of Amateur Radio, providing classes, sponsor test sessions, have operating events throughout the year, provide training to the Boy Scouts, and support the local community with communications as needed.  Weekly nets on the 146.73- repeater are every Monday night at 7:30 pm local time and every Thursday night (7:30PM) on our 70cm repeater. Please feel free to check in. We hold monthly club meetings on the second Saturday of each month.

EVARC Officers - 2021
President - Shane Flanagan, KE0APG
Vice President - Andy Johnson, KF0CSI
Secretary/Treasurer - Aaron Mathis, KT0Q

Board of Directors
List of Club Committees


Annual membership dues $20 for FULL, $30 for FAMILY, $15, for ASSOCIATE, and $10 for STUDENT. Full and Family membership plans include voting privileges. For more information on EVARC's membership requirements read our Club Constitution.  Come join us at the next meeting. If you would like to join the club, complete the membership application form and mail it along with your dues to:  Aaron Mathis, KT0Q, c/o EVARC, P.O. Box 1033, Norfolk, NE  68702-1033, or just bring it to a club meeting.

ARES Membership

Are you a member of ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)? Club members are encouraged to become a member of ARES. Becoming a member lets your local Emergency Coordinator know what your capabilities are for providing communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Waiting until a disaster happens is to late. To become a member print out and complete the ARES registration form and return it to our local ARRL Emergency Coordinator, Sue Askew, KDØJE. You can send it to her via the club Post Office Box (EVARC, Post Office Box 1033, Norfolk, NE 68702-1033), via e-mail Sue Askew KDØJE,or bring it to a club meeting.

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Local Weather Conditions

NR0A Weather Station
Norfolk Weather from NWS

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Links to Nebraska Ham Radio Clubs
Nebraska Section Home Page AKSARBEN ARC Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska Ashland ARC
Bellevue ARC

Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club

Buffalo County ARES Douglas County ARES
Heartland Amateur Radio Association Heartland DX Association Lincoln ARC Nebraska EMA
Pioneer Amateur Radio Club Plattsmouth ARC Strategic Air Command Memorial ARC Quarter Centruy Wireless Association
South East Nebraska Radio Club 10-10 International 3900 Club ARRL Midwest Division
ARRL - The National Association for Amateur Radio Blue Valley ARC Dakota County ARC Grand Island ARS
North Platte Progressive ARC Pawnee ARC Prairie Dog ARC Tricity ARC
NE ARES Douglas ARES West Nebraska ARC Midway ARC

Other Links of Interest

Other Nets
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Midwest Net Frequencies and Times
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Propagation Information
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VHF/UHF Propagation

RF Safety Calculators
Radio RF Safety Calculator
Lake Washington Ham Club
RF Exposure Calculator from the ARRL

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