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."