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Wednesday November 3rd 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 LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 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.   



W7937 Co Rd. MH, Holmen, WI 54636


Pictures from the 2021 event


2021 ARRL Field Day




ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations









MVARA Lights up POTA K-5578 for parks on the air.


It was a Beautiful morning for setting up the park with Amateur Radio in the form of parks on the air.


Link to Pictures




The MVARA Always offers Monthly V.E. Testing!

Volunteer Examiner Testing for that new ham ticket or for that long awaited upgrade will take place at all 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  







A Great time was had by all at the 2019 NWS Sky-warn Appreciation day.



The MVARA participated in the NWS Sky-warn  day again this year and we had record crowds that came to visit. it was a great day with  many contacts being made by all hams that visited. The MVARA along with the Riverland Amateur Radio Club had many rigs to choose from as well as antennas set up for almost any band. A Special thanks goes out the the LaCrosse NWS, Todd Shea / KB9YXS Warning Coordination Meteorologist that invited us all up to the site for great radio fun and some Good eats to boot. 


Serving Our Neighbors for Thirty One Years   

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Established 1990
Established 1990
Mississippi Valley Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (501 c 3) Nonprofit
Mississippi Valley Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (501 c 3) Nonprofit

MVARA Features 

Field Day 2021 the



Here Come Da Bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Presenting the MVARA Emergency Comm Vehicle!!!!!!






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


Tower trailer on top of the parking ramp


The Field Day equipment includes Bluebird Bus completely custom made to suit the needs of the MVARA,  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 tower trailers and fold out and up tower on the bus, each sporting tri-band beam antennas complete with their own rotors and controls as well as many dipole antennas.


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Here we are trying to work out the best location for setting the MVARA Com-vehicle for the best reception. 










JOTA with the Boy Scouts of America


Fun was had by all during Jamboree on The Air. The MVARA in conjunction with the Boy Scouts made it a great fun filled Ham Radio weekend.








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