Grant: Chippewa Valley ARC – Emergency Trailer and Equipment

Date of Grant: Nov. 6, 2020
Grant Amount: $25,165

Part of the mission of Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) is to “provide public service, particularly in emergencies.” The purpose of this grant is to fund the purchase and outfitting of a Ham Radio Emergency Communications trailer along with necessary supporting equipment – including electrical generator, antennas, and radio repeaters. The trailer will include heat and air conditioning to accommodate year-round use. CVARC intendS to take this trailer to various schools in the hopes of educating the next generation of ham radio operators. The trailer will also be involved in various forms of supporting activities, such as SKYWARN severe weather spotting.

For more information, reach out to CVARC’s Treasurer, Paul (Chip) Eckardt KD9OQI :