PD1HBL Radio Amateur Station
                                        | QTH: De Lier, The Netherlands  JO21CX 5158.85N 00414.95E | 10/20/40m DX FT4/FT8 | 20m:  14.105MHz LSB Packet/VarAC |

VARA HF Modem

VARA is a High Performance HF modem based on OFDM modulation. VARA Modem, brings  state of the art Military grade technology to new and existing HF data. Introduces a new standard of technology available for Amateur and Commercial use. Designed for operation within a SSB Bandwidth of 2400 Hz.


Step into the captivating realm of VARA HF Ham Radio, where enthusiasts explore the far reaches of the radio spectrum, connecting with fellow operators across vast distances. From its inception to its modern-day prominence, VARA HF has remained a cornerstone of amateur radio communication, offering both seasoned operators and newcomers alike a gateway to unparalleled adventure and camaraderie.

With VARA HF, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're engaging in casual conversations with fellow operators, participating in contests and events, or embarking on DXpeditions to distant locales, there's always something new to discover on the airwaves. Experience the thrill of making contacts with stations around the world, forging connections that transcend geographical boundaries and cultural differences.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the world of ham radio, you'll find a warm welcome in the VARA HF community. Connect with fellow operators, share your experiences, and learn from others as you embark on your journey through the airwaves. Our online forums, social media channels, and local club events offer opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and forge lasting friendships.

Join us on a journey through time and space as we explore the endless possibilities of amateur radio communication with VARA HF. Whether you're a seasoned operator or a curious newcomer, there's never been a better time to discover the magic of the airwaves. Unlock the power of technology, forge new connections, and embark on an adventure that knows no bounds. Welcome to VARA HF Ham Radio—where every transmission is a voyage of discovery.

VarAC

VarAC is a FREE, modern HF P2P real-time chatting application
for the amateur radio operator that leverages the glorious VARA protocol. I have been playing arround with VarAC for a will and this works great.


Calling Frequencies Chat rooms & Nets (USB dial)
20m - 14.105 MHz
15m - 21.105 MHz
10m - 28.105 MHz
40m - 7.105 MHz
80m - 3.595 MHz


​Some Initial Observations on features in the VarAC Program
Efficient HF Chat mode – Based on the VARA HF modem by EA5HVK who states “VARA is a High Performance HF modem based on OFDM modulation. VARA Modem, brings  state of the  art Military  grade technology to  new  and  existing HF data”.
Designated Call-up Frequencies – and a beaconing feature making it easy to find other stations using VarAC. Also provided is a convenient way for both stations to QSY up or down from the calling frequency, once a contact is established to avoid tying up the calling frequency.
Last heard beacons & Last heard CQ calls – lists automatically updated based on other stations heard on the calling frequency. You can click on these calls to bring up menu options for ‘QRZ lookup’ or to ‘Ping’ that station for obtaining a S/N report on your signal…a really cool feature for determining the quality of  your signal path with that station.
Pre-defined “canned” Messages – allowing you to prepare and store messages that can then be queued for transmission during a contact
Logging information – recorded automatically and then stored in ADIF format. Log data saved to VarAC log folder, and can also be configured for transfer directly into a number of the popular electronic logging software programs – DXKeeper, N3FJP, Log4OM, N1MM, HRD Ongoing Program Development – with forums and manuals available online.




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