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Mobile HF Antenna Shootout

Mobile Antenna Shootout Rules  

Mobile Setup and Fact Sheet

JDRF Bike Ride 2010

VHF Propagation Map

ISS APRS Tracking


Coax Cable and Line Loss Calculator


 Operating Events  


Contest Calendar



147.090 & 444.600

...are privately owned but are free and on the air for use by all hams

147.090 Tone 131.8

444.600 Tone 131.8


Local Nets

2 Meter FM Net

La Crosse Area 2 Meter FM Simplex Net 146.460 MHz Thursday Evenings 8:30pm Information


15 Meter Net

Most Evenings After 7pm 21.320 USB or

3.865 LSB + or - QRM

If you don't hear anyone just make a call, you never know who setting there. All are Welcome.


Next Meeting

And Testing

Wednesday October 1st at 7:00 pm. See Event Calendar for details and other club events.

Welcome to the

Mississippi Valley Amateur Radio Association

Web Site 

The Mississippi Valley Amateur Radio Association (MVARA) is a small, but active, group of ham operators in the Lacrosse, Wisconsin area.  We meet once per month in the Basement Auditorium Room B-190 at the Lacrosse County Administration Building 400 N. 4th St. Lacrosse. Use the south doors. We also try to get together for breakfast once per month.  Please see our Event Calendar for upcoming meeting dates as well as other MVARA activities. Also if you are interested in VE testing, we give tests at every MVARA monthly meeting. If your interested in a testing session make sure to Contact Us and make sure to indicate that you want a test. We can make it happen for you.  


MVARA Mobile Antenna Shootout 2014


 We will again be hosting the MVARA mobile antenna shootout on

October 11th at 10:00 AM... You can check the Event Calendar for info on this and all of our events during the year.  Come one come all and bring your best Mobile station and take on the crowd.  for info or any questions you may have give us a shout using our Contact Page


Click on this link for directions to the event


Check here for Mobile Shootout rules






We had a Great Field Day 2014 the



Click on the Picture for a great Video of us working the site


Check back in the next few months as the score are tabulated!!!




The MVARA participated in the 2014 American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsored Field Day.

We operate from the upper floors of the Onalaska Parking Ramp located between Stoney Creek and Gundersen Lutheran Clinic on Gundersen Drive just off of South Kinney Coulee Road in Onalaska.



The Field Day equipment includes UHF, VHF and HF beam antennas along with dipoles for the HF bands. We also have tracking satellite programs as well as antennas to work the "birds”. There are two portable antenna towers each sporting tri-band beam antennas complete with their own rotors and controls as well as many dipole antennas.


The MVARA now offers Monthly V.E. Testing!

Volunteer Examiner Testing for that new ham ticket or for that long awaited upgrade will take place at the monthly MVARA meetings. Check our Event Calendar for dates and times.  

To schedule an appointment for VE testing or for more information about the MVARA, drop us a short note on the Contact Us page.


73! From your friends at the MVARA  







Serving Our Neighbors for Twenty Four Years


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