Yaesu Fusion Digital Net

Anyone interested in Yaesu’s C4FM digital protocol is invited to join in on Thursday evening at 9PM on the AARC 146.895 repeater.  The first session of this digital net will be held Thursday, December 17.  AARC has the Fusion repeater up and running, and it works great. … 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

September 2015 AARC Public Service Wrap-up

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

Upcoming Public Service Events

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