Welcome to the Pine Valley Repeater Amateur Radio Club web site. Our Club is considered one of the fastest growing ham radio
clubs in Southwest Wisconsin.
This organization shall be known as the PINE VALLEY REPEATER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (hereinafter referred to as
"the Club"). It holds the Club callsign W9PVR, and is headquartered in Richland Center, WI.
The Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. No profit or gain shall inure to any individual Club member.
The Club is an ARRL affiliated organization.
The Club shall be open to all persons interested in Amateur Radio without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, handicap or sexual preference.
The fiscal year of the Club shall be from October 1 to September 30. For financial purposes, the fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31.
To use this site, please select from the links in the index on the left. You will find the most common destinations available there. Some links will direct you to another menu for certain items.
This site includes information about the Club's history, news, photos of events, information about Amateur Radio, net times and frequencies, SKYWARN and storm spotting,a little bit of ham humor, plus other areas of interest to Amateur Radio operators. We hope you will find our site useful. Suggestions are always appreciated.
If you have questions, please contact one of our officers.
Thank you for visiting.
AN IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR PVR FOR 2014
The Pine Valley Repeater Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with the Viroqua ARC, has cooperated in qualifying 3 river islands for inclusion in the list of coastline, lake, and river islands of the US ISLANDS PROGRAM. Those islands are St. Feriole Island in the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien (WI048R), Coumbe Island in the Wisconsin River near Blue River (WI049R), and Long Island - West in the Wisconsin River near Lone Rock (WI051R).
On September 27, 2014, the same two clubs will work together again to qualify Long Island - East in the Wisconsin River near Spring Green (WI050). When the island is qualified, an R will be added indicating it is a river island.
To qualify an island, participating ham radio operators must set up their portable gear on the island, and to meet the requirements of contacting 25 ham radio stations, including 2 countries, during the operating period from 10:00 am (1500Z) to 5:00 pm (2200Z).
Operating frequencies: 14.275, 14.070, and 7.255. Operating modes: SSB, CW, and PSK31. If we are able, we will monitor other bands and other frequencies.
QSL to Ralph Hendrickson, KC9LBO, S 6509 Cnty Road 3, Viroqua, WI 54665
Most of our operating stations will be set up on Trader's Island which is separated from the south end Long Island by a narrow body of water. This can be
waded to install some equipment of another station on Long Island, which will satisfy the US Islands program.
THIS WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON August 4, 2013
JUST IMAGINE ...
IMAGINE ... sitting in your room talking to people in distant lands --- senators and
sailors, doctors and lawyers, students and teachers, astronauts and farmers ...
IMAGINE ... hearing about world events as they happen from people who are there. Listening to
far off places with strange names ...
IMAGINE ... a voice breaking through the air calling YOU ...
THAT, my friends, is the wonderful world of ham radio and you could be part of it!
THE AMATEUR'S CODE ... The Radio Amateur is:
CONSIDERATE ... Never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the
pleasure of others.
LOYAL ... Offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local
clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United
States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE ... With knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient
station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY ... Slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel
to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of
others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED ... Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family,
job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC ... Station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
The original Amateur's Code was written by: Paul M Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.
WORDS OF WISDOM:
"For every $1 spent on an antenna, it's like spending $10 worth of radio or amplifier
"Improve your antenna, improve your signal -- then buy a fancy radio and amp ... otherwise
your fancy new radio and amp is just a costly space heater."
WEATHER INFORMATION FROM THE PINE VALLEY REPEATER WEATHER STATION IN THE RICHLAND COUNTY EOC --
Click on any BUTTON for a complete analysis of the weather: