The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club will offer its final Level 1 Technician License training course of 2024 beginning June 25, 2024. This 8-week course plus two Get On The Air (GOTA) classes will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm PDT. You may attend either via Zoom or in person. This flyer has more details and a link to the required registration. HERE


Field Day 2024 is Coming! Get ready for the 2024 ARRL Field Day event, June 21 - 23, and join the Vaca Valley Radio Club at Brannan Island State Recreation Area in Rio Vista. (Same location as last year. You can find information on Brannan Island SRA at their website: HERE

Please make your reservations soon, we will be in the South end of the Cottonwood Campground so book a site in that area. Here's camping information and a campground map: HERE

And you can book your reservation at this site: HERE

This year Chris, KJ6DLF, is chairing the club Field Day events. You can contact Chris at "fieldday at w6vvr.net"

All the club newsletters, The Repeater, are accessible on our web site. You will access them by clicking on "Interesting Items" then "VVRC Newsletters." (Note, there was a gap in publication of the newsletter from May 2017 until January of 2024) Along with the Newsletters, you can also access Club Meeting Presentations, Pictures and More Downloadable Documents under the same "Interesting Items" tab.
This includes photos from the 2023 Holiday Dinner and 2023 Field Day.


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!

In-Person Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nut Tree Airport at 7:00 PM, unless posted otherwise. See the Meetings & Events Page.

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 Meeting & 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.


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 03/14/2023