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The Flathead Valley Amateur Radio Club, (FVARC), setup this web site to keep you informed of our clubs activities and provide you with FVARC news.
We hope these pages will provide you with the information you seek to become more knowledgeable of amateur activities in the Flathead Valley and more involved with our club!
A class is being offered in November for the Technician class license. The class will run two Saturdays in November, on the 5th and the 12th. The hours will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on November 5 and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on November 12. The class and testing will be held in the conference room on the second floor in the Whitefish Depot. The address is 500 Depot Street, Whitefish.
The testing session will be held immediately following the finish of class on November 12 at 2:00 pm (approximately). TESTING WILL BE OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TEST; TECHNICIAN, GENERAL OR EXTRA. Testing fee is $14.00 and if you are upgrading your license we will need a signed copy of your current license.
We will be using the Gordon West, Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation 8th Edition. We highly recommend that you get your book before hand and study! We have books available and they are included in the cost of the class.
Cost of the class is $35.00. If you have your own current Gordon West book, we will deduct $21.00 from the cost of the class. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS IS REQUIRED! Please contact Leo Yudysky at email@example.com or by calling 863-2680 and leave a message.
REGISTRATION FEES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 29!
Make your registration check out to Leo Yudysky and send to this address;
1740 Hill Meadows Road
Whitefish, MT 59937.
Again, that is $35.00 for class and book OR $14.00 if you already have your own "current" Gordon West book. Arrangements will be made to meet and get your book to you as soon as your registration fee is received. Please include your email and phone number.
Walk-in's will be taken if there is room.
Get your Ham Radio
License in Eureka
Classes starting in October 2016
Saturday Oct. 22nd 4:00 PM
Glacier Bank Meeting Room (top floor)
We will be having classes for 6 to 8 weeks at 4:00 PM
to 8:00 PM on Saturdays with the exam on the last
Saturday. You can test for any class of license.
Ham radio is the best emergency and safety network
available and will be used locally as well as world
wide in the event of any disasters, natural or man
Study books will be available at the first class.
You will need to register for the class to get a book by
calling Don Johnson at 406 889 5886
The Technician license does not require Morse code, and the
test is just 35 questions multiple choice. You can get 9
questions wrong and still pass, and during the study you will be
given all the answers up front. You can also study on line at
The license is free for 10 years, then renew on line for another
10 years. We will have equipment on display and there will be
demonstrations of various equipment. Eureka Repeater Group
sponsoring the class has many local repeaters covering all of
Lincoln County and into Flathead county, and much more.
Be prepared to increase your safety by having communications available in
any emergency situation at any time day or night with these systems.
Every Saturday morning at 9am at Sykes Restaurant located at 202 2nd Ave. West, Kalispell.
This is an informal get-together for an "eyeball QSO".
EVERYONE is invited, especially NEW hams! This is an excellent forum for new hams to be able to sit down with seasoned hams and absorb the hobby! Come on down and enjoy some GREAT Amateur Radio talk over coffee, ham and eggs!