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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 (9752825-0140), 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 re-elected on 09-07-2023 as follows:

Noji Ratzlaff, KNØJI – President
Chad Buttars, WE7CB – Vice President
Caryn Alarcon, KG7UUR – Secretary / Treasurer
Michele Costello, KI7HBP – Activities / Publicity Coordinator
Trevor Holyoak, AG7GX – Technology Specialist


Meetings held monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 to 8:00 pm, usually at the Orem City Council Chamber Room (56 N State St)
We’ll post announcements in our Facebook group and through our email list. (Please formally join the club to be added to our email list.)

Our YouTube channel (with recordings of previous club meetings)

Upcoming meetings:
March 7 : Government Overreach Prevention by Jeri Brummett WJ3RI
April 4 : SWR Mysteries, Part 2 by Shawn Hatfield KJ7SNE
May 2 : Getting into DXing by John Mitton KK7L
June 6 : TBA
July 18 : Ham Radio Fair (Lindon Pheasant Brook Park, 400 N 800 W)
August 1 : TBA
September 5 : Elections, followed with a short by Noji Ratzlaff KNØJI
October 3 : TBA
November 7 : Annual DIY Night by You!
December 5 : Annual Christmas Potluck (Orem Senior Friendship Center, 93 N 400 E)

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              December 2020            February 2021
April 2021               June 2021                   August 2021                  October 2021
December 2021      February 2022            April 2022                      June 2022
August 2022           October 2022              December 2022            February 2023
April 2023               June 2023                   August 2023                 October 2023
December 2023      February 2024

Family Net : Sunday 3:30 pm ( Script )

Health & Fitness Net : Monday 7:00 pm ( Script )

ROB (Riverton Office Building) Net : Tuesday 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

HF Net : Wednesday 9:00 pm ( 28.345 MHz USB / 7.220 MHz LSB / 3.933 MHz LSB )

6-meter Net : Friday 8:00 pm( 50.140 MHz USB )

Upcoming ham radio exam courses
( Each course is $10 per person and in-person only. You can sign up here. )
Held at 95 E Center St, Orem

Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Jan 23             Jan 30            Feb 6              Feb 13
General : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Mar 19             Mar 26           Apr 2              Apr 9
Extra : 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
     Jul 16               Jul 23              Jul 30            Aug 6          Aug 13
Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Sept 17            Sept 24           Oct 1             Oct 8


Funding

Smith’s Inspiring Donations (NPO number BH296)
eBay Charity
Venmo: @UVARC-Info

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 RSC19796 via Hanover Insurance Group)
ARRL Insurance Policy (general policy — not tailored)
ARRL membership application (and club reconciliation form) [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