Hamfest 2017 Home

An ARRL Sanctioned Event Presented by the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club

November 11, 2017

Marana Middle School

11285 West Grier Road

Marana Arizona 85653

Gates open at 7:00 AM (5:00am for sellers) and close at 1:00 PM 

Admission:  $5.00 includes a bottle of water.  Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Seller: $10 per space includes seller 

Students with valid AZ school ID are admitted free




Saturday Breakfast

hams and eggs horizontalOVARC invites all hams and ham wannebe's to join us every Saturday morning at 7:00am for breakfast, great discussions, and elmering.  Lot's of knowledgeable hams attend our breakfast so bring your ham radio dilemmas to the Ham & Eggs Breakfast table and our Crackerjack Elmers will get your issues resolved. Don’t forget to bring your appetites.


The Views Restaurant of Sun City 
1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755

OVARC Call Sign Change

OVARC Call Sign Change


It is official!  The FCC has granted OVARC a call sign change to W7AI. OVARC requested this change in memory of our brother and first Vice President Ron Walther.  Special thanks go out to Amalia Walther W7AMW for graciously giving us permission to adopt Ron's Call sign.

2016 Oro Valley Hamfest

2015 Hamfest Logo


November 12, 2016

Marana Middle School

11285 West Grier Road

Marana Arizona 85653



We need volunteers to help put on the hamfest. 

To help out with this year's hamfest, please click here.


Our Club

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

Directions to Ascension Lutheran Church

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

Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 W Magee Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704

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.

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