Officially organized on Friday 05 February 2016, the mission of UVARC is to promote the enjoyment of the amateur radio fellowship and hobby in the Utah Valley area. We also provide Utah Valley ham radio information for those within or visiting from outside our area.

The activities of our group are many and varied, but they generally surround an amateur radio theme. This means while our activities and events are not limited to amateur radio, we focus much of them around radio in some way. That being said, our motto is Family Comes First. Our club call sign is K7UVA. Want to know more? Drop us a line at uvarcinfo at gmail dot com

We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 81-3606416), a Utah Corporation, a 509(a)(2) Public Charity, an ARRL-affiliated club, and there is no cost to join UVARC at this time because club expenses are fairly low. But we do ask that you consider a small donation to help out with what costs we do incur.

The current club presidency was elected on 09-03-2020 as follows:

Noji Ratzlaff, KNØJI – President
Chad Buttars, WE7CB – Vice President
Caryn Alarcon, KG7UUR – Secretary / Treasurer
Wendy Shoop, KW3NDY – Activities / Publicity Coordinator
Trevor Holyoak, AG7GX – Technology Specialist

Meetings held monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Most recent video of the club meeting (Facebook™)
Last (pre-Pandemic) club meeting agenda slide show (PPT)
Last (pre-Pandemic) club meeting presentation (PPT)

Our YouTube channel (with previous club meetings).

October 1 : DMR, like you’ve never seen it
November 5 : Getting certified with ARES
December 3 : Your Christmas wish list
January 7 : CW vs. texting — Jay Leno style
February 4 : The guts of ham radio / 5-year celebration
March 4 : The Band Conditions Banner

Newsletters (click here for a shortcut to the latest)

March 2016             April 2016                     September 2016
October 2016          December 2016          January 2017
May 2017                 June 2017                     July 2017
October 2017          November 2017          December 2017
January 2018          March 2018                  April 2018
June 2018               July 2018                      September 2018
November 2018     December 2018         January 2019
February 2019        April 2019                     June 2019
July 2019                September 2019          November 2019
December 2019    January 2020               February 2020
April 2020              June 2020                     July 2020
October 2020

Ladies’ Net : Tuesday 7:00 pm           ( Script and Log )

HF Net : Wednesday 9:00 pm           ( 14.240 MHz USB )

New Ham Net : Thursday 7:00 pm           ( Script and Log )

CERT Ham Net : 2nd and 4th Thursday 8:00 pm           ( Script and Log )

Family History Net : Saturday 8:00 pm           ( Script and Log )

Family Net : Sunday 3:30 pm           ( Script and Log )

Upcoming ham radio exam courses
( email k7uva @ ARRL.net for info or to sign up for each Orem Ham Radio Course )

Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Jan 19             Jan 26            Feb 2              Feb 9
General : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Mar 23             Mar 30           Apr 6            Apr 13
Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     May 18             May 25           June 1          June 8
Extra : 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
     Jul 13             Jul 20                Jul 27              Aug 3          Aug 10
Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Sept 21            Sept 28           Oct 5            Oct 12


Amazon Smile
Smith’s Inspiring Donations (NPO number BH296)
eBay Charity

Red Tape

Constitution and ByLaws
Utah Business License and Incorporation Certificate
IRS 501(c)(3) Acceptance and 509(a)(2) Public Charity status declaration
Statement of Functional Expenses
Annual Ledger (breakdown of income and expenditures)
Federal Tax Filing
Charitable Solicitations Permit for Utah and Colorado
Charitable Solicitations Exemption for Idaho and Arizona and Wyoming
Orem Business License
Utah Business License
Cash donation receipt and In-kind donation receipt

ARRL Affiliation

ARRL Affiliation Letter
ARRL Insurance Certificate (Policy number RSC12396 via Hanover Insurance Group)
ARRL Insurance Policy (general policy — not tailored)
ARRL membership application (ARRL will donate a portion of your fee to the club if you apply using this paper form) — print out the hard copy, fill out the first page, then submit both pages and a check ( payable to UVARC ) to one of the club leadership