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Posted February 8, 2013 – Annual Skywarn training will be conducted by the National Weather Service on Wednesday, March 27th. Two identical classes will be held, the first from 1:30 to 4:30 PM and the second from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The classes will be held at the Daniels Leadership Center located on the New Mexico Military Institute campus in Roswell. For more information contact Dan Musgrave at 575.626.8059.


Posted December 15, 2012 – Congratulations go out to George Alvarez of El Paso for passing his Technician, General and Extra class license tests all in one session! Jim Tucker, KB0QNW, also successfully upgraded to General Class. Special thanks go out to the following attending VE's for their time and commitment; Danny Kiper (K5DLK), Russ Lockett (WA3IBE), Marie Lockett (WB3BDX), Tommy Dow (W5TD), Roy Frazor (WS5A), Garry Blosser (NM5GB) and Al Wilbur (KA1CXE).


Posted March 4, 2012 – The third Thursday of each month has been designated as a training night at the PVARC headquarters. Sessions will begin at 7:00 PM. This month's class will be taught by Kevin Hogan, (KA5STE). The subject will be Basic Electronics. This should prove to be a very interesting class and very helpful to those planning to test for their amateur radio Tech license. For more info call Kevin at 505.228.3706.


Posted February 5, 2012 – Plans were revealed at the February PVARC meeting concerning proposed changes for some Roswell area repeaters. View the PowerPoint slide show presented by Mike Rohrbacher, (KE4VNN).


Posted August 12, 2011 – Two new repeaters have been placed in service in the Lea County area. The AH2AZ repeater is on 444.150 MHz with a 162.2 PL tone. Also, K5INW is available at 147.220 MHz using a 127.3 PL tone. The UHF machine has a coverage of approximately 41 miles from Hobbs. The VHF machine covers about 30 miles from Hobbs. The 444.275 repeater, (PL 162.2), is still available and may find a new home soon allowing for a larger coverage area. All area hams are invited to join the Lea County Radio Group net each Friday evening at 2000 hours Mountain Time on the 444.150 repeater.


Posted May 6, 2011 – A brand new repeater has been placed in service at the New Mexico Military Institute. The repeater's output frequency is 146.640 MHz. It has a standard negative offset and requires a 100.0 Hz tone. Many thanks to Chaplain Dan Musgrave of NMMI, (WD8RMG), who encourages hams to use this repeater and to get a feel for it's range.


Posted June 28, 2010 – The Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club has begun a new service to PVARC members only. Due to the difficulty in obtaining common parts, fittings and supplies in our area, a store has been set up. Please return to the home page and click on Parts & Supplies for more details.


Posted Jan 1, 2010 - The New Mexico Section ARES & RACES HF net meets on the first and third Sunday of each month to discuss Amateur Radio support of all types of emergency communications including (but not limited to) MARS, SAR, CAP, public service events. All stations are invited to check into the net. 
The next scheduled net will be on Sunday, January 3, 2010  on 3,939 kHz. The ARES/RACES net meets at 1700 MST (
5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time), prior to the NM Roadrunner Traffic Net at 1800 MST.