Like many of you, I have a Kenwood TM-D710A mobile radio in my car. Among its many fine features and qualities, it has native APRS capability built in. The fly in the ointment is the need for an external GPS receiver. … Read the rest
Time to buy antenna wire in bulk quantities and start building really long antennas. We have two new bands!
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
Below is from the Top Band Mailing list and was sent to me by Alan Swinger, K9MBQ
Hi topband lovers,
The basic concept that explains how power and signal to noise ratio works on
low band is very simple. On high bands we need the signal to bounce back to
the Earth.… Read the rest
I am delighted to announce that Ed N3US and I have agreed that AARC and W4UVA will jointly operate the Virginia QSO Party from the W4UVA club station on Observatory Hill at the University of Virginia. The VA QSO Party is on 18-19 March 2017 this year, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 8am-8pm on Sunday. … Read the rest
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