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 re-elected on 09-02-2021 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

We’ll post announcements in our Facebook group, through our email list, and on our Slack channel. (Please formally join the club to be added to our email list and receive a Slack invitation.)

Our YouTube channel (with previous club meetings)

Upcoming meetings:
August 4 : Grounding and Bonding by Tim Duffy K3LR of DX Engineering
September 1 : Elections by Alma Perry W1ZGY
October 5 : Guying and Masting by Roger Brown AG7YV
November 3 : DIY Night at the Orem Friendship Center
December 1 : Christmas Potluck at the Orem Friendship Center

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

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

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

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

HF Net : Wednesday 9:00 pm           ( 28.345 MHz USB / 7.220 MHz LSB / 3.930 MHz LSB )

VHF SSB Net : Thursday 9:00 pm           ( 144.234 MHz USB )

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. )

Extra : 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
     Jul 12             Jul 19                Jul 26              Aug 2          Aug 9
Technician : 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
     Sept 20            Sept 27           Oct 4            Oct 11


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