2017 OVARC Board Elections
Elections for the OVARC Board of Directors will take place at the January 20, 2017 General Membership Meeting. Four seats are up for election - Steve Wood W1SR, Scott Boone K7ADX, Bob Stephens AF9W, and Bob Molczan KA7VPR. W1SR and K7ADX are running for re-election. Steve W1SR will be taking nominations via email at
Friday, January 20, 2017
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Presented by Tom, W8TK
"Make a keyer paddle for $1"
Operating Above 50Mhz
Presented by Steve Bell, KJ7OG
VHF, UHF and Microwave frequencies are easily used if you have the right antenna and the ability to assemble a small station. It’s not difficult but it takes some commitment and a desire to operate on frequencies above the 50 Mhz (6 Meter) ham band.
Steve Bell, KJ7OG will be our featured speaker for the January meeting where he will talk about the world of VHF - UHF - Microwave operations. Steve will share his expertise in getting a station on the air and EME (Earth Moon Earth) operations. Recently Steve participated in an annual 10GhZ terrestrial contest from Mount Lemmon.
With the HF bands becoming more quiet as a result of the sunspot cycle, VHF - UHF and EME operations might be good alternative places to operate.
Steve is a retired Electronics Engineer and a regular OVARC member. He was first licensed on 1993 as KB7TRZ. Steve was a key contributor on several University of Arizona MARS missions including the hugely successful MARS PathFinder camera.
The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club is an Arizona Non-Profit Corporation.
Club meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 PM at
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 W Magee Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
You do not have to be a member of OVARC to attend.
Board Meetings are held at 9:00am MST on the 1st Saturday of each month at
Oro Valley PD Emergency Operations Center
1920 E Tangerine Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ
Changes to Board meeting times will be published on this website 24 hours prior to the new meeting time. Board meetings are open to the public.