Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation

Club announcements, reminders, and other items of interest

March 5th, 2022 - Russellville Hamfest CANCELED
June 25th - 26th, 2022 - ARVARF Summer Field Day, Pless Downtown Conventer Center

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.

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.

ARVARF Business Meeting

January 18th, 2022 at the Western Sizzlin in Russellville has been CANCELLED!

It is with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the January 18th, 2022 ARVARF Meeting at the Western Sizzlin in Russellville.

This decision was not made lightly. Several ARVARF Members have already told me they were not going to be attending. Other clubs and organizations across the state have also canceled their meetings. The Arkansas Diamond Amateur Radio Club just canceled their January meeting. Many schools are shifting back to Online Classroom instruction.

Currently the number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas are increasing on an average of 10,000 per day. There were over 11,000 new cases just yesterday, Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. Considering the Health and Safety of all ARVARF Members, canceling the January meeting was the only prudent alternative.

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 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