Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 1033
Norfolk,NE  68702-1033
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.....Stay Healthy, Stay Connected, Use a face mask, Maintain Social Distancing.....The next scheduled meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club is Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 8:30 AM. See information below and in the announcements......August 2020 Meeting minutes are available on line. Click the link below .....The Northeast Nebraska HamFest is November 21. Check for more info on this page and the announcements page.... Club Members - Have a ham item for sale? Contact the web master to get it listed. See the "Items for Sale" page for details.

EVARC Repeaters

146.730- W0OFK   PL frequency 131.8, Wires-X, C4FM capable
444.250+ W0OFK   PL Frequency 88.5
144.390 W0OFK-4   APRS Digipeater

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

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Next Club Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for October 10, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Location: First Choice Catering & Party
1110 S. 9th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701
XYLs and visitors are always welcome.

August 8, 2020 Meeting Minutes are posted

Northeast Nebraska Hamfest
The next Northeast Nebraska Hamfest is planned. The date will be November 21, 2020 at the CHC Hall in Norfolk, NE. A flier is available along with a table reservation form. Mark your calendar and plan on attending!  Due to the COVID-19, please check this web site and the ARRL Convention list for current status.

EVARC Club Links

Weekly EVARC Announcements
Club Member Items for Sale
EVARC meeting minutes archive
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,NebraskaServing 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 connected to the internet via Wires-X system.  We also have a 70 cm repeater that operates on 444.250+ (callsign W0OFK). 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. Please feel free to check in. We hold monthly club meetings on the second Saturday of each month.

EVARC Officers
President - Terry Lich, W0TDL
Vice President - Shane Flanagan, KE0APG
Secretary/Treasurer - Fred Weibelhaus, K0FJW

Link to 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, or complete the membership application form and mail it along with your dues to:  Fred Wiebelhaus, KØFJW, c/o EVARC, P.O. Box 1033, Norfolk, NE  68702-1033

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

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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

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