2024 RioARC HAmfest

Rio ARC Hamfest 2024 in Sunshine RV Resort.

Thank you to the vendors, guest and Rio ARC  members for attending and making  the 2024 Rio ARC Hamfest a success!

There were over 70 people that attended the 2024 Rio ARC Hamfest today (Feb 24th). We had a great turnout and we all got to talk to Hams, and Ham wannabe's (and possibly a few people who wandered in just to see what was going on).  We had a number of winners of books, ARRL coupons, antennas, a power supply and other items.  One lucky Ham walked out with a Xiegu X6100, stand, and an all weather box to protect it all when traveling.  

We would like to thank  the Sunshine RV Resort for their hospitality and allowing a bunch of Hams to use their facilities.

We hope to see ya'll at next years event.  73s


Rio Amateur Radio Club (Rio ARC) K5RGV

Greetings from the heart of deep south Texas! Rio ARC proudly calls Harlingen, known as "The Tropical Playground of Texas," its home. Situated at the crossroads of I-2 and I-69E in Cameron County, we extend our warm welcome to the entire Rio Grande Valley, including McAllen, Brownsville, South Padre Island, Port Isabel, San Benito, Raymondville, and, of course, Harlingen. 

At Rio ARC, we embrace individuals with a passion for Ham radio communications, electronics, and computer theory, recognizing the pivotal role they play in the world of Amateur Radio. Yet, we understand that it's not solely about technology; it's also about the extraordinary sense of camaraderie and community that amateur radio enthusiasts experience.  We offer you the chance to establish enduring friendships with fellow Hams who share your enthusiasm. We orchestrate captivating club events and social gatherings, creating opportunities for connections, idea sharing, and the formation of cherished memories.

Join us for our informal breakfast meetups, held twice a week, where we unite over good food, outstanding company, and vibrant conversations spanning amateur radio and many other topics.

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Shirt Sales

If you would like one of our stylish T-Shirts they are only $20 plus shipping or you can buy one or even more at one of our get togethers.

Rosita's Breakfast

Join us for breakfast at Rositas in West Harlingen every Saturday Morning at 8:00 am.

Rosita's Breakfast

Our club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each calendar month at 5:30 pm.  We meet in the Harlingen Irrigation District building.

Rosita's Breakfast

Join us for breakfast at Los Leones  in La Feria  every Wednesday Morning at 8:00 am.


Barry's Corner
Barry A. Boothe, W9UCW

"Over the coming months on this venue, I plan to present a variety of technical pieces and stories from nearly 70 years as an active ham."

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