The AARC Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, at 6 PM on December 13, 2016. The total cost per person for their Chef’s Choice Buffet will be $20. This includes a non-alcoholic beverage and a cash bar will also be available.… Read the rest
On October 5, I visited the Marshall Manor 146.925 site with Gordon, WW4GW. We needed to replace the controller that was responsible for the intermittent transmitter dropouts, as well as continue to investigate the persistent noises on the output.
The replacement controller is the new Arcom RC210 the club recently purchased which was installed without issue.… Read the rest
Denny Avers, W3DRY, will be our speaker on Tuesday October 11 starting at 7PM at NRAO. Denny is our local QSL card checker and has a great background in knowing the in’s and out’s of QSL’ing and the ARRL QSL system.… Read the rest
As everyone probably knows, the 146.925 continues to be our problem child. Within the past month, we’ve made at least 3 visits to the site, attempting to resolve, improve, or at least understand the problems that seem to be multiplying.
Problem #1.… Read the rest
by Larry Eicher, Vice President, K4JZQ.
October 11, Denny Avers, W3DRY. QSL’ing and the ARRL QSL system.
November 8, James Crosby K4JEC, “Accuracy in Communications is Critical when Life and Property are at Stake.
December 13, AARC Holiday Social – Dinner & Awards Double Tree Hotel
January 10, 2017 Travis Koshko, KK4EDW, Weather and its effect on Communications
February 14, 2017 Rob Capon W3DX, Reverse Beacon Network
March 14, 2017 Alfred Wanderlingh of Batteries Plus Bulbs.… Read the rest
September 22, Morris Jones NM4R became a silent key. Old timers will remember the many contributions that Morris made to the local ham radio community. Morris was a NCS on the Virginia Late Net every Wednesday for over 40 years, in addition to serving as the NCS of the Northern Piedmont Emergency Net for many years. … Read the rest
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, AARC members and their guests have an opportunity for a private tour of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Green Bank Observatory located in West Virginia.
The deadline for registering to attend this tour has passed.… Read the rest
Our annual picnic will be held at Pavilion at Darden Towe Park located at 1445 Darden Towe Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The picnic will serve as our September meeting.
The club will provide burgers, dogs, rolls, and condiments. Like last year, we will hold a swap-fest in the form of a silent auction.… Read the rest