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OVARC 2020 Hamfest

After a unanimous vote, the OVARC Board of Directors has decided to cancel the November 14, 2020 Hamfest due to the pandemic.

It was important to reach this decision now, so that our members, attendees and vendors can do the proper planning.

There were many factors considered, the most important of which is the heath and safety of our vulnerable members and attendees. We have experienced a number of executive orders in The State of Arizona, and there may be more to come this fall. The current limitation on gatherings precludes having the Hamfest, but it is unclear as to when this might expire or simply change. The Town of Marana is, of course, obligated to comply with the Governor’s orders regarding gatherings. However, the Marana school district/ Middle School has not refused any requests to use their properties under the appropriate terms.

As you may have noticed, many Fall Hamfests have already been canceled. I’ll be working on getting our application approved for the 2021 OVARC Hamfest for November 13, 2021.

I am sure everyone, including the board, is disappointed to hear of this decision, but I believe it was the right choice.


Stay Well! 73, Steve – W1SR - OVARC President


OVARC 2019 Hamfest

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Great Fun!

Food Truck serving breakfast and lunch!

Great Raffle Prizes!

Interesting Seminars!

VE Session!

ARRL Booth with Card Checking


An ARRL Sanctioned Event Presented by the

Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club (OVARC)


November 9, 2019


Marana Middle School

11285 West Grier Road

Marana Arizona 85653


Gates open at 7:00 AM (5:00 AM for sellers) and close at 1:00 PM 

Admission: $5.00 includes a bottle of water.  Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Seller: $10 per space includes seller 

Students with valid AZ school ID are admitted free


Pre-registration for the VE testing is preferred but not required.

Please email NU7Y@arrl.net.  

Send questions to hamfest@tucsonhamradio.org

Talk in on the OVARC Repeater System


Announcements at the hamfest will be broadcast on 146.56 simplex

Per AZ State Law, no smoking or firearms are permitted on school property including parking areas. 


Download Hamfest PDF Flyer


Click here to sign up to volunteer at our Hamfest.

Hamfest 2019 Seminar Schedule

OVARC Hamfest 2019 Seminar Schedule:



Test Session

  • Technician

  • General

  • Extra

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Directions to Marana Middle School:

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