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Who we are

SVARC members provide communications and serve the community of Placitas, New Mexico, especially in time of emergency.

We serve as "Elmers" or mentors, to amateurs who wish to upgrade their license class, and to those who wish to become amateur radio operators.

SVARC also conducts club programs and activities that promote the general interest in, and welfare of, Amateur Radio in the community.

Read the SVARC Constitution

2018 Officers:

President: Mike Reid, N3MR

Vice President: Jim McPhee, W5ABA

Secretary: Kejka Collins, NM5KC

Treasurer: Chris Frye, K6NM

Director-at-Large: Jerry Malloy, KD4HDT



New SVARC open repeater

Try our new 70 cm repeater serving Placitas! It's on 443.40, (+) offset, with 100.0 Hz tone in. Op is K5AKW.


Weekly simplex net

The weekly SVARC simplex net convenes every Monday night at 8:00 PM on 145.55.


Antenna Party at AE5EA

On October 8, 2016, we helped Andy put up his new 20 meter Long John beam. Here are some pictures.


Monthly Meeting Schedule

SVRC normally meets on the 3rd TUESDAY EVENING of the month at 7:00 PM at Placitas Fire Station 41 on SR 165, near the Library. Visitors welcome!

There is no December meeting.


Baofeng UV-5R Manual

Here is a well-written user guide for the popular dual band handhed. The full .zip file (52 megabytes)is at the end of the page listing.