new 4 bay antenna installed at Holcombe site

Thanks to Phil,Chip,Rod and of course Dave, for making the install happen the Holcombe 147.345 machine is really now a beast, with the addition of the Motorola Quantar repeater and the Sinclair 4 bay antenna at 190ft

Give it a whirl . Pix can be found in the gallery and a updated coverage map can be found in the repeaters section


The NEW date for the “First Annual Picnic/Foxhunt” of the Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club is hosting their ‘First Annual’ Foxhunt and Picnic on Saturday, July 30th. The site is Erickson Park in Chippewa Falls. It will begin at 1:00PM and goes until 3:00PM (the site is reserved until 8:00PM) In case of rain the time is subject to change! The large shelter is reserved for CVARC.

Burgers, brats, and buns will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass – chips, beans, potato salad, etc. Bring your own beverage!

DO NOT PARK IN THE AREA DESIGNATED FOR THE BOAT LANDING! There is extra parking near the entrance to the Park.

Erickson Park is a hidden gem in Chippewa Falls. It sits next the Glen Lock Dam and is connected to a walking trail to Irvine Park.  For those of you familiar with Chippewa Falls you turn as if you were going to Glen Lock tavern and take the road called Ashley Lane.  It is one tenth of a mile below the tavern. There is a boat landing, and fishing from the pier, if anyone is interested.

If anyone is interested, we will have a fox hunt or two. The Club has antennas and a handheld radio. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CLUB MEMBER TO ATTEND!  We just want to have a group of hams that want to socialize.  Please pass along to others who might be interested.

Directions for GPS: 1324 Glen Lock Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Meteor work day

thanks to everyone who helped with the 4 bay install at meteor on the 9th

it all went smooth

some pix of the work

Camp Phillips July 1, 2022

Chip, W9OQI, and Phil, W9PRS, had a good response at Camp Phillips today with the Boy Scouts.  It was really quiet until almost 11:00AM and the last hour was packed.  On FT8 we logged some calls.  They left the one call to Finland up on the screen to show the Scouts what was possible. 

Another trip to Camp Phillips is planned for Friday, July 22, 2022. If interested in going along contact Chip at