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The Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) is a committee in good standing of the Carnation Duvall Citizens Corps Council (CDCCC). CDCCC is a CERT-trained Citizen Corps serving the lower Snoqualmie valley region (Fall City, Carnation, Duvall, Monroe, and surrounding areas).
The Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club’s (SnoVARC) goals are two-fold through education and services. First, we endeavor to enhance regional emergency communications and promote amateur radio activities. Second, we aim toadvance the contribution of amateur radio in the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington area.
The club is open to all interested in Amateur Radio. Our members interests range from emergency communications to DXing to electronics and antenna construction.
“Through education and services, the Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club will enhance community emergency communications and promote amateur radio activities, thereby advancing the contribution of amateur radio in the Greater Snoqualmie Valley Area.”
Emergency Communications (EmComm) Focus
SnoVARC’s EmComm committee are a group of public service minded amateur radio operators interested in providing reliable and coordinated public service and emergency communications to our local communities and promoting a positive public image of the Amateur Radio Service through professional conduct and radio operating practices.
SnoVARC is affiliated with the Duvall Fire Department and comprised of amateur radio operators who are trained and dedicated to providing radio communications for government agencies, civil-preparedness, and relief agencies during periods of local, regional, or national civil emergencies.
The EmComm committee works to prepare our membership to help our community during a disaster.
Getting Licensed and Additional Education
SnoVARC sponsors and hosts two amateur radio license classes, annually and proctored exam sessions quarterly.Getting licensed is easy and most people can pass the 35 question multiple choice (“Technician”) exam with a little reading and a few hours of study. The FCC eliminated the need to learn morse code in 2006.If you’d like to get started right away, check out our education page.
Connect With Us
- Members of SnoVARC are from your neighborhoods and can help you during emergencies or disasters
- Organized as a committee of the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council
- The club will be working with Duvall Fire District 45 and Eastside Fire & Rescue to establish a communications network of neighborhood clusters
- The cluster-network will provide back-up communications in the event of disaster-interrupted telephone services
- Donations to the club are tax-deductible as the Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council, Inc. has been determined by the IRS to be a 501(c)(3) organization