Susquehanna Valley Amateur Radio Club

SVARC Hamfest 1941


January 4, 2022. Due to the current increase in COVID cases the SVARC monthly meetings have returned to vitual Zoom meetings until further notice. Information on how to join a meeting will be emailed to all members a few days before each meeting.

The 147.18 PL 100 repeater is back in service. All future weekly SVARC nets will return to this repeater, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, starting on January 5, 2022

Welcome to the Susquehanna Valley Amateur Radio Club. The SVARC is an ARRL affiliated club, with a long history dating back to the late 1930’s. The purpose of our club is to promote amateur radio by providing community service and a place for amateur radio operators to gather and share a mutual interest in ham radio.

We participate in several on-air radio activities such as Field Day, the Pennsylvania QSO Party, and a weekly VHF Net. Our members pursue a diverse range of interests in amateur radio. Some that include Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Packet, and Amateur Radio Emergency Service, as well as mentoring new and experienced amateurs.

We have approximately 30 members who come from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, military veterans, electrical engineers, communications technicians, corrections officers, and a variety of other backgrounds. Some have no prior experience in electronics or communications, however all have a large variety of experience and knowledge to offer.

It is a common interest in amateur radio that binds us together. We keep up with current technologies and share that information with other members through the use of presentations at our meetings, our newsletter, and continuous communications on our