VVRC Antenna Build Day

Art, WD6BQX, has offered to hold an antenna build session at his place.

He has the drill press and other tools needed in his shop, and members could choose what band they want to build an antenna for and then build it.

Before leaving to go home, we would connect to 100 ft of coax, then run it up his 40 ft tower, and set it up as an inverted V. Then tune it up using Don's and Art's Rig Expert, you would then have a tuned antenna to plug in and enjoy on whatever frequency you wanted to build....

Art would put together the items needed to bring, mainly the 100 ft of RG8X with a PL259 connector at either end. We would make insulators out of PVC pipe and end caps....Wire would be 12 gauge and a 4 inch 4 inch square electrical box and lid. More details would be provided prior to the session.

Are You Interested In Attending Such A Session? Please provide your feedback via this link to a Google Survey: Antenna Build Day Survey

Weekly Cow Town Call In

The VVRC has initiated a new weekly rag chew session on our club repeater, 145.470.

This is a chance for members and non-members to just chat about whatever topic is of interest. No restrictions, but keep it civil.
We meet every Thursday moring at 10:30 AM LT. Bryan, KBØA, will moderate, but it is pretty freeform.
Join us on Thursday!

ARRL Field Day 2022 was Here!

The Vaca Valley Radio Club participated in the 2022 ARRL Field Day activities.

Thanks to Jason, K6FAK, here are the Field Day photos that we have so far.
2022 Field Day Photos
If you have photos, you can upload them here:
Upload 2022 FD Photos

In-Person Meeting are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nut Tree Airport at 7:00 PM (see Events Page)

title = "Nut Tree Airport" Nut Tree Airport 301 Airport Rd., Vacaville. The December meeting is our Holiday dinner and is typically held at a different time and location.
Please check the EVENTS page on our website for logistics.

We hold a net every Tuesday at 2000 local time on the club's repeater (W6VVR)

If you would like to join the VVRC or renew you membership this is the link to an Application Form

Browse our web site for more information about the club and what it has to offer.
If you have any questions, please email us at

or call Bryan, KB0A at 707-580-6058.

New "For Sale" page on our website
You can now find items for sale by members and non-members on the "For Sale" page on our website. Find it under the "Interesting Items" tab at the top of the page.

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF), based here in the Bay Area, has posted a complete copy of the book “Where Do We Go Next” by Martti Laine, OH2BH, on their website. You can download it from this page: Where Do We Go Next
The book provides lots of tips on how to improve your DX success rate and what it takes to make a successful DXpedition.

We've gotten a number of new members into the club, some of which are new Hams as well. The PAPA System, Southern California's Premier Repeater System operator, has put together a guide to being a "Smooth Operator." You can read the information with this link:
PAPA Smooth Operator

Updated 06/30/2022