2017 OVARC Board Elections

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Marana Repeater Project Complete

Marana Repeater Project Complete

The Marana Repeater Project is complete.  The permanent antenna has been installed and the repeater is linked to the rest of the system.  A big thanks goes out to the OVARC Repeater Team.  The new repeater is on 447.525 (-) PL156.7.  The repeater team requests that for the near term repeater users announce which repeater they are using so that audio levels can be checked.  

OVARC Logo Apparel

hamthreadsOVARC Logo Available on Hats, Shirts, Jackets, and Vests

Ever wanted a shirt or hat with the OVARC logo?  Well, now you can get one from hamthreads.com.  When you order any item with the OVARC logo you will receive a discount at checkout.  Here is a sample of the hat and jacket logo. 

OVARC hat designOVARC jacket design

Announcing the HF Radio Loaner Program

On AirAnnouncing the HF Radio Loaner Program

The Oro Valley ARC is pleased to announce a new benefit for its members. An extension of the mentor program, the HF Radio Loaner Program is designed to help those who are new to HF by providing radios and antennas to get you on the air!

The program allows members to borrow an HF radio for up to 90 days like checking a book out of the library.  See http://www.tucsonhamradio.org/new-ham-resources/274-hf-radio-loaner-program for more details on the program.  

2016 Election Results

Elections for 2016 board members where held at the January 15 membership meeting. Elected to the board where:

Scott, K7ADX

Fred, W2HZ

Lanny, KF7LV

Hannah, KG7TPD

Ross, K4WBR

They will join the current board members whose terms do not expire until January 2017:


Bob, AF9W

Carl, KB7AZ

Steve, W1SR

Following the general meeting and election, the board met and elected officers for 2016.

They are:

Bob, KA7VPR, President

Steve, W1SR, Vice President

Carl, KB7AZ, Secretary

Hannah, KG7TPD, Treasurer

The new board is looking forward to another great year for OVARC.