"Antenna / Noise  Busters"

Having antenna or noise issues???

Call our Antenna Expert - RAY KG0SS


Ray can be found on 146.460 and  can organize a team of volunteers who are equipped to handle most, if not all, your antenna external noise problems from installation or removal to trouble shooting a wide variety of issues!


V7ARC WIVES GROUP


Our “Wives Group” is very important aspect of our club!  Although most of them do not share our interest in Amateur Radio, they do support us in our hobby.  We do have a couple ladies who are licensed.  Spouses are always welcome and encouraged to attend all our meetings and events!  So, if you are new to our club, please encourage your spouse/significant other to come along.  During our meeting they, by their own choice, sit in a different area where they are able to chat and trade books, hobby and craft ideas or just share “war stories” much like we do.  After all - Amateur radio is for the entire family or anyone who is interested - not just the guys! 

Our Humble Beginnings


As some of you know, I was active on the Geratol Net in the Extra Class portion of the 80 meter band for several years.  In the winter of 2003-2004 we had a shortage of Colorado Club stations on the Net so I decided to do some homework and get a Club set up to help out the net.  Additionally, we had several new Hams in the Colorado Springs area who were in need of some additional Elmer help.  The Village Seven Amateur Radio Club (V7ARC) was born in March, 2004.  We have a very active community and a very high degree of expertise in the hobby and electronics in general.  I contacted one of the most active members on our local simplex frequency (146.460), Ray KG0SS, who was very supportive of the effort to establish the club and agreed to serve as the first Vice President.  The main premise of our club is to help new Amateurs become better operators and give them much needed encouragement and mentoring.  Our members are always willing to share resources – spare parts and reasonably priced equipment.    Since its inception in 2004, numerous new Hams have been helped by our members and those who join in the conversations on the frequency each day.    

"Jim Net"

The "Jim Net" is well known in the local community and meets regularly at various times each day on 146.46 simplex.  Since the Jims seem to outnumber the others on this frequency most of the time, anytime 2 or more Jims are present, a "Jim Net" is in session.  The "Jim Net" and V7ARC are pretty much one and the same.  We have regularly scheduled breakfast meetings and a mini Tail Gate Swap Meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Please see the Event Page for This month's meeting details.


President             Jim Romines, AB5SI

Vice President     Dave Nelson, KC0HPT

Treasurer             Gerry Schroeder, KD0VNQ

Secretary             Art Hollingsworth, KE0CQC

​​Club Officers