The AARC invites the public for Field Day. On June 25-26, the club will be at its traditional site, the Earlysville Fire Station, 283 Reas Ford Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936 (Google Maps). Members are invited to drop by and support the effort anytime during the 24-hour operating period, as well as, Saturday at 6 p.m. for a club picnic at the site. All are invited to bring a covered dish to add to the menu.
Hi all, and many thanks for your participation in the MS-150 Bike Tour, our largest Public Service event of the 2011 calendar.
The ride maps for the MS-150 are available in the attached Excel spreadsheet. If you look at the bottom of the page, you will see tabs for 1-25, 1-50, 1-75, 1-100, 2-25, 2-50, 2-75, and 2-100. Those are the route maps and cue sheets for Day 1 - 25 mile route and so on.
If you have trouble downloading the spreadsheet or working with it after you download it, please let me know.
Thanks again and see you this weekend.
Tour de Greene, a one day bike tour that covers Greene County, and raises money for civic projects in the County. It is fun and low key and a great way to get an introduction to AARC public service.
Email Bill N0WP n0wp(at)arrl.net if you can help out.
Our June club meeting will be held in the auditorium of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Headquarters, 520 Edgement Road, Charlottesville beginning at 7:30 p.m. Come and visit with your fellow hams. There will be a board meeting at 7 p.m.
------THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27 AND RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MAY 8.------
The Bel Monte Endurance Run was a great success for the AARC Public Service Program with thanks to the many volunteers who showed up to help out. Because of the number of volunteers, we were able to work some split shifts so fewer people had to work the entire event. Approximately 230 extreme runners competed on courses of 25 or 50 kilometers, or 50 miles on single track trails, jeep roads or gravel roads.
Our 2011 Proposed Bylaws Amendments were unanimously adopted on a Final Reading during our April meeting. A copy is available here for download. This was a giant step forward for our club and you will want to be up to date with the changes by reading through them here.
The Albemarle Amateur Radio Club was selected February 17 as the Amateur Radio Club of the Year for the entire United States. The club received this award by unanimous vote of five independent judges representing the Dayton Hamvention, the largest meeting of amateur radio operators in the United States.
Hamvention Chairman Michael Kalter, W8CI, telephoned Jim Crosby, K4JEC, club president, Thursday evening shortly before 9 p.m. to announce the honor. He said that the competition was fierce.
Just in case you're curious, visit the January 2011 web statistics (username=qso password=duplog). Most people find us through Google. Our site gets significant traffic from robots making the search index.
The NPEDN meets on Tuesday evenings at 1900 hours on the WA4TFZ 146.895 repeater. The net does not meet when club meetings and/or activities are held on Tuesdays such as the Second Tuesday of each month.
The net meets using the Olivia mode of 4 tones and 500 Hz bandwidth, and has been very sucessful since its inception. The number of stations in the local area who are getting valuable experience with digital modes continues to increase. Please plan on joining us next Tuesday for the fun. For additional information go to "Meetings and Nets."
If you are not listed as an AARC VE Team Member, please let us know. The next VE session will be held Saturday, September 10, 0900 at NRAO.
Callsign Name # Sessions
W2HD Harry Dannals 50
WA1A Mark Gorlinsky 41
K4DU Bob Pattison 30
W6UZ John Gray 28
K4CGY Jim Owen 25
KO4WQ Rick Berman 22
K4DND Dave Damon 21
N0WP Bill Pond 13
AB3BB Bruce Budinger 10
W4PRT Pete Thorsen 6
K9MBQ Alan Swinger 6
N4UVA Don Eason Jr 5
K4IB Bill Arnold 4
KT4UO Terry Henderson 4
KJ4XZ Will Seay 4
The Emergency Antenna Site test was a great sucess thanks to all those who committed their time on Saturday November 6. The following stations participated:
Dave K4DND and Gene KJ4RPR at the Charlottesville/Albemarle 911 Center
Andre KI4NTM at the UVA Poison Control Center
Dave K4DPF at UVA Health South on Fontaine
Linda KI5LLB and Patsy K4PMC at the American Red Cross on Rose Hill Drive
Vic N3DFS at the Greene County Red Cross Office
Mike KA4JJD at the VA Health Dept on Rose Hill Drive
Greg N4PGS at the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad
Jim K4CGY at Monticello High School
Many thanks to the members of the AARC who supported the Great Eastern Endurance Run on Saturday, September 25th. Over 200 runners competed on mountain trail runs of 100K, 50K or 13 miles. Runners started out at 0600 and the radio support was shut down at midnight, when all runners remaining on the course had passed the last aid station.