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
AARC Annual Awards Banquet 2017
The AARC Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, at 6 PM on December 12, 2017. The total cost per person for their Chef's Choice Buffet will be $20.
I’ve been remiss in not publishing the antennas at Heard Mt. since moving the 220 repeater there. The 220 (only) antenna is in the foreground, the 2 meter/440 antenna in the background. They are both roughly the same height AGL, but the perspective implies the 220 is higher.… Read the rest
On Sunday, November 12, 2017, the AARC once again demonstrated amateur radio at the Barnes and Noble Mini-Maker Faire. Club participants at the Faire were Mike McPherson, KQ9P; Ed Berkowitz, N3US; Richard Freeman KI4QKV; Michael Rein, KA4JJD; Jim Wilson, K4BAV; Larry Eicher K4JZQ, John Porter KK4JP, Patrice Porter KM4RSL and Rick Oliver, W3KDR.… 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