Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation

Club announcements, reminders, and other items of interest

ARVARF Business Meetings Cancelled until further notice

ARVARF is now offering Remote Testing for All Classes of Amateur Radio Exams.

Click HERE to get a list of the current sessions being offered.

Feel free to download the Remote Exam Instructions found here.

January 10th, 2021

It is with great sadness we are announcing the ARVARF 2021 Hamfest has been cancelled. With conditions that are beyond our control we were left with no other options at this time, especially with the "Large Gatherings" mandates by the CDC and Arkansas Department of Health. So, we are now making plans for ARVARF Hamfest 2022. Thanks to everyone for their loyalty and solid support of our Hamfest all these years.

And just moments ago, the Dayton Hamvention Directors made the announcement they have cancelled the Dayton Hamfest for this year as well.

October 1st, 2020

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus issues and continued restrictions on local public meeting spaces all Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation Meetings will be suspended until further notice. Everyone would agree, erring on the side of caution is better than putting ARVARF Members at any unnecessary risks.

We will continue to have the ARVARF Net on the Mt. Nebo Repeater in place of the Face To Face meetings.

The Mt. Nebo Repeater frequency is 146.22 MHz Receive and 146.82 MHz Transmit. The PL Code is 131.8 Hz. For some of our newly licensed Amateur Radio Operators this means set your radio up to Receive on 146.82 MHz and the offset will be "-" (Minus) 600 KHz. You should be transmitting on 146.22 MHz when you press the push to talk button.

73 -John

We're the Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation located in Russellville, Arkansas, the crossroads of the Arkansas River Valley and gateway to the Ozarks. Our club meeting is on the third Tuesday of each month at the Western Sizzlin' Steak House in Russellville. We gather for dinner around 6:00PM and the meeting begins at 7:00PM.

ARVARF Repeaters
146.820 -0.6 PL 131.8 443.400 +5.0 PL 131.8

Contact us


P.O. Box 582

Russellville, AR 72801