Officers for 2017

Please congratulate the following who have been elected as the new officers for HVARC in 2017 at the November membership meeting. President – Alvin Bontreger KC9MCC Vice President – Joe Feyen KD9HAE* Secretary – Dustin Westaby KC9KJV Treasurer – Scott Onson KD9GBJ Director – Kent Scheuerell K9ZMU Director – Hap Daus KC9BGA *At meeting time […]

October 2016 Newsletter & Minutes

Latest newsletter is available. You can find on the Newsletters and Minutes page. You can also directly find the latest newsletter here.

Field Day 2016

Objective To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU […]

Amateur Radio Technician Class

The next amateur radio technician class will be held April 16, 2016 in Dubuque.  If you wish to take the class, it’s time to make a commitment by registering. The location is at the Dubuque County Emergency Management Bldg. or EOC, 14928 Public Safety Way. The $99 fee per person for the class includes: This Full Day […]

HVARC Radio Giveaway

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club wants to hear more new ham radio operators on the air!  To promote this, HVARC is pleased to announce a giveaway of ham radios to any member who has recently gotten their amateur radio license.  All ages are welcome.  The radio is a BaoFeng UV5R, a club favorite, and […]

Repeater Range

Dustin performed an analysis of our repeater tower. The image below is a high res, zoomable, slideshow of our coverage. Just mouse over the map and click Play.

Meet your new EC for Grant County

Hello everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Joshua Roskos, KC9WWH and I am your Emergency Coordinator for Grant County.  I may be relatively new to HAM Radio with only being licensed for a little over 2 years now, but I’ve also been involved in Public Safety since 2005 […]

2015 Storm Spotter Training schedule Updates for this season include: Graphical severe weather outlook updates More detailed review on squall line tornadoes New local focus and case studies Please help us spread the word about upcoming training via your weekly nets and club meetings. We really appreciate the involvement of amateur radio operators as a key group in our […]

Ann & Leo Stoll Jr. Charitable Trust Prepares Ham Radio Repeater for Emergencies

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club of Southwest Wisconsin has a repeater in Beetown similar to those used by county and municipal law enforcement and highway departments. Amateur radio operators from their mobile vehicles and handheld radios can transmit low power FM signals thru repeaters using higher elevation antennas and increased power to greatly improve […]

Repeater Range !

Our repeater upgrades have given us approx an 80 mile range. As you can see in the picture, this reaches as far as Madison and La Crosse ! The repeater is located northwest of Beetown, WI near the Beetown Cemetery.


Greetings Everyone!

All amateurs and those interested in amateur radio are welcome at club meetings and events.

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club is a small friendly club located in the hills and valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our members participate in Field Day, Wisconsin QSO parties, local community service activities, and also offer ham licensing classes. Many of us are trained storm spotters, some have CPR, and a few have multiple Red Cross certifications.

Our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the lower level of the Southwest Health Center in Platteville Wisconsin. We have a weekly Sunday night net meeting at 7:30 PM on the N0WLU repeater on 146.895Mhz 114.8 pl. All check-ins are welcome.

We wish to thank Scott Onson KD9GBJ for the server space on which this web site is hosted.