Bella Vista Radio Club

Welcome to the Bella Vista Radio Club! We serve the NW Arkansas, SW Missouri, NE Oklahoma and SE Kansas, “Four States” area. We hope you enjoy this website. Please provide feedback so we can continue to improve your experience. For comments/suggestions please send us an e-mail.

The premier destination for Amateur Radio Info in Northwest Arkansas!

May 18th, 2024

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BVRC is an active club that is on the move.  We enjoy great fellowship, excellent monthly training programs, monthly Volunteer Examiner license testing, and we support our communities with a variety of public service projects. Members get advanced copies of the excellent Club Newsletter, “The Signal”. Our memberships cost only $15.00 annually.

Get exclusive Bella Vista Radio Club merchandise by John, W5HB.

This includes not only hats, but also tags, badges, shirts and cups. Visit John’s website for more.

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  • Monthly Club Meetings:
    Ham 101 Workshops
    Feature Presentations
  • Monthly Amateur Radio License Testing Opportunities:
    Bella Vista Public Library
    The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History – Springdale
  • On-air Focused Weekly Nets:
    Tuesday 7:00 pm Ham 101 Net
    Wednesday 7:00 pm BVRC Legacy Club Net
    Sunday 4:00 pm BVRC Roundtable
  • Amateur License and Training Classes:
    Novice License Training Weekend – February 3rd and 10th
    General License Training Class – July 13-14 and July 20-21
    BVRC CW Academy – Begins April 1st
  • Annual BVRC Signature Events:
    ARRL Single Sideband Rookie Roundup – April 21st
    ARRL Arkansas QSO Party – May 18th
    ARRL Nationwide Field Day – June 22nd and 23rd
    BVRC Annual CW Roundup – August 17th
  • Very Special Activities Planned for 2024:
    Total Solar Eclipse POTA Activation and Potluck Dinner – April 8th
    Special BVRC Train mobile operation on the M&A Railroad – April 20th
    Fox Hunting Activities – finding hidden transmitter signals – Summer
    W5NX Special Event Station from Mount Magazine – September 13th and 14th
  • I hope to see YOU at many of our events in 2024!
    73!
    Jan – WB5JAN President of the BVRC