The Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club
We are a group of Amateur Radio Operators who strive to foster good will and cooperation between all radio services, to be instrumental in helping the beginning or prospective Amateur Radio Operator sustain their interest and become properly licensed, to afford those active in the Amateur Radio Service a means by which to meet and associate with others, to promote radio knowledge, friendship and individual operating skills. We provide club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of the Amateur Radio Service in the community.
Become an amateur radio operator.
Prefer an instructor-led class?
Join us for one of our free training sessions. You provide a book and pay for the license exam at the end of the final session.
Ready for an exam?
Come to one of our monthly exam sessions if you’ve already prepared for a license exam.
Get on the air.
We operate several repeaters with wide coverage of the Portland metropolitan area. These repeaters are available for use by all licensed amateur radio operators.
Our next Technician Class virtual training sessions are open for registration. The coordinator for the series and assist subsequent exam sessions is Pete Mackie KG7IXU. There is no charge for the classes. A study book must be purchased (about $25) and the FCC License exam fee is $15.00 with exam venue location assistance offered at…
As the spread of coronavirus persists in our community, OTVARC is continuing its mission of providing services to current and future amateur radio operators. Going Virtual Our monthly club meetings, board meetings, and instructor-led training classes have transitioned from in-person to virtual events. We are currently using Zoom to host these events and encourage participants…