Amateur Radio is a rewarding activity enjoyed by people all over the world. Amateur radio operators or “Hams” enjoy the privilege of experimenting with and using a wide range of radio frequencies suitable for local or worldwide communication. Ham radio operators communicate as a hobby and also as a public service, when other means of communication are unavailable or disrupted.… Read the rest
Today, on October 4, 2017, Jeff, K4OLW generously gave me a day of his time for a trip to the Heards Mountain site. The main purpose of the visit was to install the new 220 antenna on the second pole at the site, and to install the relocated 224.760 repeater and duplexers, etc., as well.… Read the rest
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I made a post here, but I did want to let everyone know what we’ve recently done. On Wednesday, September 27, Jeff, K4OLW and myself made a trip to the 146.895 site at Bucks Elbow, West of Crozet, primarily to make some audio improvements to the link, focused on audio entering at 146.925 and leaving at 146.895. … Read the rest
On September 23, the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club held a Volunteer Examination Session at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the ARRL VEC. Mark WA1A (VEC Liaison), Michael KA4JJD, Bob K4DU, Bill AD6JV, Mike KQ9P, Dave K4DND, Jim K4CGY, and Bill N4VUF served as VEs.… Read the rest
50 members and guests had a great time with great friendship and delicious food on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Darden Towe Park.
Below are a few photos courtesy of Michael Rein, KA4JJD
Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, September 10 at the 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.… Read the rest
Last summer, Greg KW6GB brought to Virginia an idea he picked up from a friend in Wisconsin: a weekly Winlink “net”. Here in Virginia it’s referred to as Winlink Wednesday. Winlink Wednesday provides a regular opportunity to test our hardware and software configurations, and to practice our skills in using the Winlink radio email system (www.winlink.org).… Read the rest
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
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