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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 (usually in craft room 3, 2nd floor), which is located on Church Street in Shelton. We have interesting guest speakers giving short presentations at each meeting.

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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