Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 1033
Norfolk,NE  68702-1033
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.....Upcoming Events: Club Meeting - November 13, 2021, at 8:30 AM. October minutes are available on line..... Test session - November 18, 2021, 5:30 PM, Norfolk Public Library....Northeast Nebraska Hamfest November 20, 2021 - see Announcements for details.......Club Members - Have any ham items 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, FM primary mode, C4FM capable
444.250+ W0OFK   PL Frequency 88.5, Wires-X, 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

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Club Meeting

The next scheduled club meeting will be, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 8:30 AM.
Meeting location is First Choice Catering and Party
1110 S 9th St, Norfolk, NE  68701

October 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes are posted

Northeast Nebraska Hamfest - November 20, 2021

The Northeast Nebraska Flea market will be November 20, 2021 at the Kinghts of Columbus (CHC) Hall at 105 West Elm Avenue, Norfolk, NE.  The vendor is D&L Antennas.  A flea market, test table, silent auction, seminar, free coffee and door prizes are all features of the event.  Food will also be available on site.  Come meet your friends and fellow hams.  Brouse the vendor and flea market.  A flier is available here.  To reserve your flea market table complete the form here and send it to the address indicated along with your table fee.  Join us on November 20.  Talk in: 146.73, PL 131.8, FM mode

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,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 connected to the internet via Wires-X system.  We also have a 70 cm repeater that operates on 444.250+ (callsign W0OFK). A Yaesu system Fusion repeater capable of analog and digital (C4FM) voice.  The UHF repeater is not connected to the Wires-X system, but plans are to do that in the near future.  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 - Terry Lich, W0TDL
Vice President - Shane Flanagan, KE0APG
Secretary/Treasurer - Fred Weibelhaus, K0FJW

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, 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

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

Other Links of Interest

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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
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Ham Radio School Excel Sheet

RF Exposure Calculator from the ARRL

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