Date Change for February 2016 Board Meeting to February 20th

The OVARC Board Meeting normally scheduled for February 6, 2016 will be rescheduled to February 20th due to a conflict with the EOC meeting room and the 24HOP event. 

 The board meetings are held at 9:00 am at the Oro Valley PD Substation EOC next to WalMart on Tangerine Rd.  Meetings are open to the public. 

Date Change for December 2015 Board Meeting

The OVARC Board Meeting normally scheduled for December 5 will be held on December 12 due to board member involvment in the Arizona Trail Half-Marathon and the Tucson Marathon.  The board meetings are held at 9:00 am at the Oro Valley PD Substation EOC next to WalMart on Tangerine Rd.  Meetings are open to the public. 

Time Change for March 5, 2016 Board Meeting

The OVARC Board Meeting normally scheduled for 9:00 am on  March 5, 2016 will be rescheduled to 8:00 am on March 5 due to a conflict with the Old Pueblo 50 Trail Run.  Four board members are volunteering at that event.  Note this is a time change only as the date of March 5 remains the same.

 The board meetings are held at 9:00 am at the Oro Valley PD Substation EOC next to WalMart on Tangerine Rd.  Meetings are open to the public. 

OVARC News - March 27, 2013

OVARC News

March 27, 2013


#1.  At this past Friday's General Session OVARC meeting, the Board Directors presented the new revisions to the OVARC By-Laws to the membership.  A brief summary of key changes to the current by-laws was made and members present were asked to review the document and forward comments directly to the Board.  Every current OVARC member was emailed a copy of both the old and revised by-laws document, and is urged to carefully review the changes and get in touch with any board member in advance of next month's general session meeting.  At next month's meeting the members present will be asked to vote on the adoption of the revised OVARC by-laws.

#2.  The RST Hamfest takes place this coming Saturday March 29th, and OVARC will participate in order to support our friends at RST, and help raise money for our club as well.  Donations to OVARC of items for sale are will still be accepted until Wednesday of this week.  If anyone wishes to donate ham radio gear or related items, please contact David by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make arrangements.  The OVARC Board of Directors thanks everyone for donating to the event.

#3.  The next OVARC Technician License Seminar starts this Thursday at 6:00 PM MST.  The class sessions will be held at the OVPD EOC and meets every Thursday evening for 6 weeks.  There is still time to sign up for the class, so if anyone on the NET tonight knows a friend who wants to be a ham, have the check out the OVARC web site www.tucsonhamradio.org for details.

OVARC News - March 2, 2013

OVARC News

March 2, 2013

#1.  At the February 2014 General Session OVARC meeting the forming of a DSTAR Special Interest group within our club was proposed.  This group would be formed to support the addition of DSTAR to the OVARC repeater network.  Our OVARC President is looking to be contacted by club members who are seriously interested in being part of this group, with the expectations that there will be enough people to warrant moving forward with the proposal.  Those members interested in forming the DSTAR Special Interest group need to contact Bob by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get involved.

#2.  At this month's regular OVARC Board Meeting held on March 1, the group voted to continue using Group Spaces for managing our club membership information and getting messages out to the club.  Continuing to use Group Spaces will avoid having to institute yet another club email system and add to the confusion of multiple electronic messaging systems.

#3.  Also at the March 1 OVARC Board Meeting the board voted to approve the new OVARC By-Laws revision as previously mentioned.  Having been approved by the Board of Directors, the revised By-Laws will now be posted on the club website for review by the general membership.  Voting on the revised By-Laws by the general membership will take place after any questions or comments regarding the changes have been sent to the OVARC president and reviewed.  The membership voting will take place during a regularly scheduled general session meeting.  Members wishing to comment on the revisions should do so in writing directly to Bob at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Watch and listen for future announcements regarding the posting of the revised OVARC By-Laws.