Welcome to the St. Croix Valley Radio Amateurs (SCVRA) website.  We have members from both sides of the St. Croix River with most of our meetings being in the Hudson and River Falls, Wisconsin, areas.  Please join us for breakfast on Saturday's and at our monthly meetings the second Monday of each month.

Upcoming Events
 
March 20-22, 2015
Since 2008 we have offered a class that focuses on obtaining your ham radio license in just one weekend!  We have had great success over the years with this format, please join us.

Ham Radio Testing (ARRL/FCC)
March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM
It will be hosted just outside Roberts, Wisconsin, at the Warren Township Hall.  All license classes will be tested. 

The local storm spotting class schedule for 2015 is available now.  Ham radio is very important to the storm spotter program because of how efficient communications can be handled, as well as the depth into our non-cellular enabled parts of the countryside.

Monthly Meeting
We meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. local time at the St. Croix County Government Center, Hudson, WI.  Our meetings are combined with the St. Croix County ARES/RACES group, which meets at 7:30 p.m. local time.  


Nearby Events

Eau Claire Ham Radio Auction
March 14, 2015  -Eau Claire, WI
Buy or sell ham radio and other electronic equipment.

Midwinter Madness Hamfest
March 28, 2015 - Buffalo, MN
Information at www.k0ltc.org/mwm.html
Hamfest, programs, electronics recycling and ham radio license testing available!


Past Events
 
So you can understand what the club is up to, here are a few of the events that we have had in the recent past.

June 28-29, 2014
Photos are online from the field day activity.

March 28 - 30, 2014
It will be hosted just outside Roberts, Wisconsin, at the Warren Township Hall.

Ham Radio Testing (ARRL/FCC)
March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM
It will be hosted just outside Roberts, Wisconsin, at the Warren Township Hall.  All license classes will be tested. 
Saturday Breakfast

Weekly Breakfast get-togethers are held every Saturday at about 8:00 AM. These weekly gatherings are currently being held at the Kinni Cafe, 702 North Main St, River Falls. From the West, take I-94 to exit 3 go about 8 miles to the first River Falls exit. Proceed South on North Main Street through the second set of stoplights and the Family Restaurant is on your left hand side. Check in on the Club Repeater (147.330 MHz, tone of 110.9), or the RACES Repeater (145.130 MHz, tone of 110.9), around 7:30 am if you need directions. Everyone is welcome.

Monthly Meetings

We meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. local time at the St. Croix County Government Center, Hudson, WI.  Our meetings are combined with the St. Croix County ARES/RACES group, which meets at 7:30 p.m. local time.  

We start with a brief SCVRA meeting, we attempt to keep the meetings brief and then follow up with speakers or programs. Everyone is welcome.

Monday Evening Radio Nets

Monday nights at 7:00 on the 145.130 MHz, tone of 110.9, repeater is the time for the weekly St. Croix County RACES net.  then immediately following on the Roberts, Wisconsin, SCVRA Club repeater is the friendly net. The RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) net is for RACES members only, however, all amateur operators are welcome to check-in to the SCVRA portion of the net which is held immediately after the RACES net on the second repeater. There is often important information passed along on these nets so please try to check in regularly. The SCVRA net is the place to announce items you may want to buy, sell, or trade. If you are interested in volunteering as net control operator for the RACES net contact Rick Nelsen.


Club Activity Calendar