CVARC, or the Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club, is open to all those interested in radio. Whether you’re a shortwave listener, a licensed operator, have a general interest in radio waves and related topics and technology, we welcome you to join in on the fun, and foster activity and growth in the art of radio communications. The club is comprised of a variety of members, with interests ranging from antenna building and contesting, to VHF/UHF satellite work and moonbounce – and everything in between.


CVARC is believed to have been formed in the mid-1950s. The club was first affiliated with the ARRL on March 6th, 1962. Locals Bob DeForge (K1HKI/SK) and Gerry Benedict (W1NDL) were among the charter members of the club, putting the first repeater station on the air and obtaining the club callsign.

Public Service

The club continually strives to be active in the Central Vermont community, with hams and non-hams alike. CVARC commonly provides communications support for the Corporate Cup Challenge, held every May in Montpelier. https://www.vcccsar.org/

If you have more info on the history of CVARC, please contact one of the club officers. We’d love to hear from you!