Education, Presentations and Resources

How do I get started in Amateur Radio? 

Have you earned your Amateur Radio License, but now you are not sure how or where to operate? Maybe you are not sure how to operate all the features on your new radio? 

MVARC is committed to helping the local community get started in Amateur Radio. MVARC members are available to help people who are just getting started in Amateur Radio, so come to an upcoming meeting for more information.

Check out the Amateur Radio Relay League's (ARRL) new publication, podcast and blog oriented toward new hams. 

Technical Committee

Additionally, MVARC provides training and license test sessions here in the community; check the Upcoming Events link for the current schedule. MVARC also has a "Technical Committee", a team of members who are available to answer technical questions. 

Now recruiting new members!

MVARC "Elmers" Online Support Group

The "elmers" term is fairly new, considering the rest of the hobby, meaning someone who is more experienced or knowledgabe ham from which you can learn more about the hobby. Read more about the origins of the term Elmer here:

The MVARC Elmers group was created for new and returning MVARC club members to ask for help from other club members on technical subjects. 

To subscribe: 

Note: The Yahoo Group is being deprecated.


Club Meeting Presentations

The Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club presents topics of interest to the Amateur community at each monthly meeting. These presentations are given by the club membership and also by special guest speakers. Often these are given in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, and may include hand outs in PDF format. If they are available from the author, the PowerPoint files and PDF hand outs will be available here for download. 

Legal Notice: MVARC takes no responsibility for the content, we provide the information here for reference only. Contact the authors if you have questions, all content should be considered covered by copyright. Any use other than personal education, should be approved by the authors. PowerPoint presentations require the user to have the PowerPoint application loaded or the free PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft and PDF documents require a PDF viewer such as the free reader from Adobe.