MVARC has an active role with King County OEM through our ARES team. See the ARES page for more details
MVARC holds a weekly social net on simplex and on the Maple Valley Repeater. The net starts at 2000 hours local time, Tuesday nights, on the repeater on 147.260+ (103.5). After the first round we switch to 146.540 simplex. This is an informal net and all are welcome to check in. For more information contact Sean W7THE. The net preamble is available here.
MVARC, working with the Maple Valley Emergency Repeater Association, sponsors two local repeaters using call sign KF7NPL:
Analog Voice on 2M FM (KF7NPL)
147.260MHZ Plus offset and tone of 103.5Hz
IRLP (Node 3615) and Echolink (KF7NPL-R)
D-Star Digital Voice on 70CM (KF7NPL_B)
442.675MHz Plus offset
Contact Scott NS7C for details and usage guidelines.
Held at 10AM on the Fourth Saturday of each month (except July-August and November-December). All are welcome to come. Location varies so please check the newsletter and this site. Talk-In available on 146.54 MHz simplex.
MVARC participates in events in the Maple Valley area. This includes the Maple Valley Days, bike races, triathlons, and other community events. For more information, contact Doug N7BVT.
Field Day is an annual event in which hams exercise their Emergency Communications skills. MVARC participates in this event each year with increasing success. See the ARES team page for more info and the Pictures page for photos from past years.
MVARC periodically holds license classes and VE test sessions
to help get people started in Amateur radio. Please see the Getting Started page for more info.