Some in-person activities of the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club (AARC) have gone virtual during the COVID-19 emergency. Monthly meetings are now being facilitated using ZOOM. AARC members will be notified of meeting links via email. Non-members should contact Ed Berkowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)… Read the rest
The AARC held a VE test session on 11 December. LeRoy Caudill, KO4JMH, passed the test for an upgrade to general class. Patrick Morrisey and Tim Forrester passed the test for their technician licenses.
Thanks to VEs Bob Pattison, K4DU, Dave Damon, K4DND, Ed Berkowitz, N3US, and William Pemberton KX4KZ, for supervising the session.… Read the rest
Here is a report from Dave Damon (K4DND) regarding the status of the 146.895 repeater.
“The AARC 895 repeater has been put back into service on a temporary basis. We do not yet have permission to make the move to the new tower. … Read the rest
Kaye Harden served as the Emergency Manager for the local jurisdiction including Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia for over 14 years. He was instrumental in incorporating ARES and the Amateur Radio Service in local emergency response planning and exercises.… Read the rest
Travis Koshko, W3TJK, talks about the causes and consequences of severe weather in Virginia, and the tools he uses to predict it during the October 2021 AARC Meeting.… Read the rest
The Albemarle Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that a course preparing students to sit for the Technician Class amateur radio license will be offered via Zoom starting Wednesday evening September 29th at 7 pm Eastern time. The class is open to anyone and will run for 11 weeks on Wednesdays. … Read the rest
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CQ AARC Members:
We have had a Facebook (FB) page for about eight years, but it has been somewhat inactive. We are attempting to increase membership on our club’s FB page and its usefulness to its users. One need not be a member of the AARC nor a licensed amateur to join the page.… Read the rest
While many AARC members prefer continuing our monthly club meeting via Zoom, there is still interest and a need to gather in person. Ed N3US has organized getting together on the third Saturday of the month in the parking lot next to the picnic pavilion in Darden Towe Park.… Read the rest
Also for folks interested in doing digital for field day, last year’s presentation on FT8 on Field day by KO8V is available at: https://youtu.be/G0flbA8lKV8 … Read the rest
I just received an email from David Fritz, Joe’s son, with word of Joe’s passing. I include David’s email and the link to Joe’s obituary. Some of you will recall how involved Joe was with the AARC over many years. He single-handedly organized the membership database and that was published as the AARC club directory and reissued annually to the membership.… Read the rest