Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation

Club announcements, reminders, and other items of interest

October 18th, 2022 - ARVARF Regular Business Meeting, Western Sizzlin, Russellville

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.

ARVARF Business Meeting

October 18th, 2022 at the Western Sizzlin in Russellville

This will be our transitional meeting as we move to the Regular Scheduled Meetings.

All levels of Amateur Radio Exams will be available at this meeting. If you, a friend or family member wishes to upgrade, this is your opportunity. Testing will start at 4PM Local Time.

The meeting will start at the Western Sizzlin starting at 6PM Local Time. The ones wishing to eat usually start gathering around 5PM or so.

The Western Sizzlin is located at the Intersection of East Main St. and Knoxville in Russellville.

You are not required to purchase any food items if you only wish to attend the business session. Masks are not required but highly recommended.

Masks will be provided, as you enter into the meeting area.

Important Announcement

The Russellville Hamfest scheduled for March 5th, 2022 has been canceled. The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation is working towards having an outdoor tailgate or swap meet in the fall.

The daily number of new COVID-19 cases are on the rise every day. Many venue owners and operators are cautious about future bookings and engagements. Facility managers are in the "Wait and See" mode for their decisions.

This decision was not made lightly. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, this was the only prudent decision that could have been made. Other Amateur Radio related events have already started canceling their 2022 plans. The latest was the International DX Convention in Visalia, California.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

73 -John, WB5BHS, President ARVARF

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 5:00PM and the meeting begins at 6:00PM.

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