The AARC Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, at 6 PM on December 8, 2015. … Read the rest
Our new AARC Antenna Team will assist club members with antenna installations, antenna repairs, changing coax cable, or other issues.
We will not replace professional tower installers. Most of our efforts will be related to vertical antennas or wire antennas, such as dipoles.… Read the rest
If you are interested in expanding your digital capabilities, consider downloading EasyPal. This fairly robust method of transmitting images uses DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) protocols. Specific details of the DRM implementation in EasyPal are either lacking or very cleverly hidden. If anyone comes up with a cogent explanation of the inner workings, please feel free to share with the rest of us.… Read the rest
Barring a last minute unforeseen event, the 2015 calendar of Public Service has concluded, and here is a summary of our Public Service efforts this season.
We had 8 officially scheduled events this year:
- Jefferson Cup Bike Races
- Miller School Bike Races
- MS150 Tour de Vine Day 1
- MS150 Tour de Vine Day 2
- Jefferson Sprint Triathlon
- Wisdom Oak Winery Triathlon
- Boy’s and Girl’s Club Cycling Challenge
- Gran Fondo Bike Race
In addition to these eight AARC events, AARC members also participated in one or more of six additional events in the central Virginia area.… Read the rest
Just when it appeared the 146.760 seemed to be settling in nicely, the Boys and Girls club public service event showed us that all was NOT well with our linked repeater system. While the new 146.895 Fusion repeater worked well with a strong input signal, lower signals that should really have worked fine did not hold the repeater well at all. … Read the rest
The end of the Albemarle ARC Public Service Event calendar is approaching. You have two more opportunities to get PS event credit for the year. Saturday, August 29 is the Wisdom Oak Winery Triathlon event. This takes place at Walnut Creek Park and is made up of 2 different triathlons. … Read the rest
Please see attached Proclamations for Field Day 2015 from State Senator Deeds, Governor McAuliffe, Albemarle Board of Supervisors, and David Toscano.
We’re in the midst of some “growing pains”, but hopefully we’re on the way to better days.
146.760 is now running with the Vertex VXR9000 that we moved from it’s former home at Bucks Elbow where it was our 146.895 repeater.… Read the rest
Since the AARC repeaters are getting back on-line, the Carter’s Mt. 146.730 repeater is being reconnected to the East Coast Reflector. Since we have not been connected for a while, a short review of IRLP protocol is reiterated.
Listen to make sure that a conversation is not already in progress.… Read the rest