All in-person activities of the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club (AARC) have gone virtual during the COVID-19 emergency. Monthly meetings and informal get-togethers are now being facilitated using ZOOM. AARC members will be notified of meeting links via email. Non-members should contact Ed Berkowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)… Read the rest
The AARC Technician Class wrapped up on November 4, 2020 following 10 weeks of virtual sessions. The class included over 25 participants, including students from New York and Colorado. It was organized by AARC Education Chair Bob Pattison (K4DU) and featured presentations by Bob, Hank Perritt (K9KDF), Brian O’Rourke (K4UL), Skip Thacker (WD4LT), Jim Owen (K4CGY), Joe Greenberg (KJ4PE), and John Porter (KK4JP).… Read the rest
Allen Graves, AG4VA tells about his experiences with SOTA – and how you can participate. … Read the rest
The October AARC meeting featured a presentation by Greg Butler (KW6GB) on the uses of Winlink for emergency communications. You can find additional information at: https://winlinkwednesday.net.
Additionally, AARC hams K4DND, KO8V, N4PGS, KN4LYF and KK4JP have volunteered to help anyone interested in getting Winlink working on their station using either VHF/UHF or HF.… Read the rest
The “East Coast Ham Operators” (ECHO) have held some interesting Zoom sessions with MFJ’s Martin Jue, Elecraft’s Eric Swartz, Dr. Bob Heil and WG0AT (who uses goats to support summits on the air). The recorded calls are available on their zoom channel at:
The Albemarle Amateur Radio Club is offering a class to train students for the Technician Class amateur radio (ham) license. This class will cover topics such as electronics, radio wave propagation, antenna design, frequency use in the US, and proper radio etiquette. … Read the rest