Connecticut VARA
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Welcome to Connecticut's Valley Amateur Radio Association (VARA)

VARA operates and maintains a repeater for public use. We have recently (early 2013) had to relocate the repeater and in doing so it was necessary replace the antenna and several other components. We are currently in the red in our repeater fund and are accepting $20 (or more!) donations from members and public users to help cover these and future required costs. Thank you for your support.

The Valley Amateur Radio Association is a local ARRL affiliated club made up of a diverse group of people that share a common interest, Amateur Radio. VARA is a public-service oriented group with the call sign W1VAR. Our meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July,August, and December) at 7:30PM. If you have an interest in Amateur Radio, you are more than welcome to join us at the Huntington Community Center (a large brick building) located at 41 Church Street in Huntington, opposite the Fire station. Enter the driveway just before the building and drive to the parking lot in the back. Use the rear entrance marked "Community Center" and proceed to the lobby, continue to the front of the building. Just before the front doors, to the left, is an elevator. Take the elevator to the second floor, the Crafts Room # 3 is across from the elvator, though we may be in #1 or #2 depending on events that night. We have interesting guest speakers giving short presentations at each meeting so please come participate. memebrs and non members are welcome.

Be sure to join us on our weekly net at 8PM every Tuesday (except meeting dates) to find out more about the club. Click here to see our repeater page for contact information.

The members of VARA are citizens who enjoy Amateur Radio from all backgrounds and levels of expertise. We are committed to helping local authorities, communities, and organizations with any and all their radio related needs. Whether it's consulting local police departments or organizing communications for races and rallies, VARA is dedicated to supporting the public needs. If you have an interest in helping out your local community, please contact us for more information.

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