WOW Triathlon PS Event

While one might think this is a WOW triathlon, it is actually the Wisdom Oak Winery event scheduled for Saturday, August 26.  This takes place from Walnut Creek Park in the southern section of Albemarle County and consists of a Sprint and Olympic Triathlons.… Read the rest

Upcoming Speakers at AARC 2017 Meetings

by Larry Eicher, Vice President, K4JZQ.

January 10, 2017 Travis Koshko, W3TJK, Weather and its effect on Communications

February 14, 2017  Rob Capon W3DX, Reverse Beacon Network

March 21, 2017 Alfred Wanderlingh of Batteries Plus Bulbs. Talk on Batteries

April 11, 2017 Mike McPherson KQ9P An Amateur Radio Satellite Ground Station at UVA

May 9, 2017 Bob Pattison K4DU – Overview of Field Day Plans

June 13, 2017 Dave Damon K4DND & Dennis Terrible WR4I – 2 short presentations, Dennis to focus on CW operations at FD

July 11, 2017 Bruce McAllister W4BRU Richmond Maker Fest Info

August 8, 2017 Bob Romanko, AK4BR – Lightning Protection for your Shack

September 10, 2017    Picnic at Darden Towe Park

October 10, 2017 Deputy Chief Chan Bryant Albemarle Sheriff’s Office, Topic TBD

November 14, 2017  Cole Fairchild on BACON Weather Balloon Project Report

December Awards Dinner – Dec 12, 2017 Venue TBD… Read the rest

Local Media Coverage of AARC Field Day 2017

Newsplex on the air story, June 25:

TV 29 on the air story, June 24:

Joe Thomas show on WCHV, June 23


Rob Schilling show on WINA with Bob Pattison, June 23:

The Schilling Show 6/23/17 Hour1: Jean Morrow, David Jackson, and Bob Pattison

Les Sinclair show on Z95.1 FM with Michael Rein, June 22:

Michael Rein: Albemarle HAM RADIO Field Day

Daily Progress, published June 22


Jane Foy on WINA with Vicky Eicher, June 19


Wendy Edwards on WINA with Jim Wilson, June 18


Daily Progress published June 14, 2017

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Upcoming PS Opportunities

July brings the AARC two Public Service events and two opportunities to get some valuable experience operating in the field, doing real time communicating to assist event participants.  First, on Sunday, July 9th, the Jefferson Sprint Triathlon will once again take place from Crozet Park in greater downtown Metropolitan Crozet.  … Read the rest

Field Day 2017, June 24 & 25

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.… Read the rest