About GRVARS

The Green River Valley Amateur Radio Society was organized in August of 1995. The organization was formed not only to promote amateur radio in the Quad Cities and surrounding area of Illinois and Iowa but to provide a forum for active amateurs to mentor and help other amateurs improve their skills.

Our members are active in several areas; contesting, DXing, designing and building, low power (QRP) operation, VHF and UHF operating, county hunting and other related activities. Our club members possess a broad set of skills and are willing to share those skills with other interested amateur radio operators, or persons interested in joining the hobby. Also as an affiliated American Radio Relay League radio club we coordinate and provide amateur radio license testing on a regularly scheduled basis.