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 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
May 4 former AARC member Ed Deasey Jr KF4UTD became SK. Ed was affiliated with the AARC for many years and did a great job of documenting many club events and activities with his superb photography. For over 30 years, Ed was employed at the Virginia Highway Research facility next door to the NRAO Headquarters.… Read the rest