The May 6 Daily Progress has an obituary for Gunther A “Dutch” Vogt, former Mayor of Charlottesville. In addition to many interests he held the call sign N4EGM. Some of you old time Charlottesvillians may remember the Dutch Vogt’s Ovenaire facility when it was located in Charlottesville. … Read the rest
Like many of you, I have a Kenwood TM-D710A mobile radio in my car. Among its many fine features and qualities, it has native APRS capability built in. The fly in the ointment is the need for an external GPS receiver. … Read the rest
Time to buy antenna wire in bulk quantities and start building really long antennas. We have two new bands!
Our sister club, W4UVA at the University of Virginia, is designing and building the ground station for the upcoming UVa cubesat mission. See the article at https://news.virginia.edu/content/just-houston-engineering-students-begin-work-satellite-ground-station for more information.
The story has also been picked up the the Southgate Amateur Radio News (http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/march/university-of-virginia-satellite-project.htm) and the ARRL (http://www.arrl.org/news/virginia-engineering-students-tackle-satellite-ground-station-projects). … Read the rest