W4UVA and cubesats

Our sister club, W4UVA at the University of Virginia, is designing and building the ground station for the upcoming UVa cubesat mission.  See the article at https://news.virginia.edu/content/just-houston-engineering-students-begin-work-satellite-ground-station for more information.

The story has also been picked up the the Southgate Amateur Radio News (http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/march/university-of-virginia-satellite-project.htm) and the ARRL (http://www.arrl.org/news/virginia-engineering-students-tackle-satellite-ground-station-projects).  … Read the rest

AARC Awards at the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, March 9, 2017

AARC made awards to an outstanding middle-schooler, and an outstanding team of high-schoolers for projects related to ham radio, electronics, or communications.

The Junior Division award of a certificate and a check for $100.00 went to middle school student Abigail Rollins, N2AMR, for a project comparing the coverage area of a 3 element Yagi with a simple dipole.… Read the rest