On The Air

BVRC Sponsored Nets

Our 2 Meter Legacy Net

The Bella Vista Radio Club conducts a weekly Two Meter FM net on our repeater at 8:00 p.m. local time each Wednesday evening.  Set your radio to the frequency of 147.255 +600KHz offset with a 162.2 tone

Our weekly 2 Meter Net serves as a gathering spot for the ham population of all license classes throughout the greater Bella Vista area.

The purpose of the net is to practice passing emergency and non-emergency public service traffic, and to disseminate general announcements.

Members and guests from within the footprint of the repeater are always welcome to check-in and participate.

Our Wide Area Net

Jon's Repeater Coverage

Also every Tuesday night, at 8:00 p.m. we also have the “Wide Area” Net, which now includes four repeaters linked together.

  • 145.310 -600KHz offset with a 103.5 Hz tone, Green Forest, AR.
  • 146.865 -600KHz offset with a 103.5 Hz tone, Bentonville, AR.
  • 147.315 +600KHz offset with a 97.4 Hz tone, Fayetteville, AR.
  • 443.625 +5MHz offset with a 97.4 Hz tone, Huntsville, AR.

These repeaters are provided by Jon Williams, K5DVT and they are part of the NWA Skywarn Network. Thanks Jon!

The 75 Meter Roundtable

Another popular gathering spot for our club members is a weekly HF Roundtable each Sunday afternoonon on the 75 Meter band at 3830 KHz.  The Roundtable meets at 4:00 pm during Central Standard Time hours (2200 UTC), and at 4:30pm during Central Daylight Time hours (2130 UTC).

This informal “Party Line of the Air” has grown in popularity and now attracts hams from throughout Northwest Arkansas and the tri-state area.

We share a variety of news relating to operating, building, experimenting, hamfests & swapmeets, items to buy/sell/trade, and even birthdays and anniversaries.

Periodic guests include Bob Heil, K9EID, of Heil Sound, and other notables.  All General Class and higher licensees are welcome!
If your license doesn’t allow transmit capability, you can always tune in via Short Wave Radio!