The May 6 Daily Progress has an obituary for Gunther A “Dutch” Vogt, former Mayor of Charlottesville.  In addition to many interests he held the call sign N4EGM.  Some of you old time Charlottesvillians may remember the Dutch Vogt’s Ovenaire facility when it was located in Charlottesville. … Read the rest

2017 AARC Public Service Events

The 2017 calendar for AARC PS events is already showing dates to reserve.  The Jefferson Cup Bike Races will take place on Sunday, April 2 and may be the 28th year of AARC support for this event.  The Miller School Bike Races cancelled in 2016 are back on the calendar for Sunday, July 16.… Read the rest

Morris Jones NM4R

September 22, Morris Jones NM4R became a silent key.  Old timers will remember the many contributions that Morris made to the local ham radio community.  Morris was a NCS on the Virginia Late Net every Wednesday for over 40 years, in addition to serving as the NCS of the Northern Piedmont Emergency Net for many years.  … Read the rest

Upcoming Public Service Events

AARC has three more PS events for 2016.  Two of these are Triathlons and the third is the Boys and Girls Club Cycling Challenge.  Triathlons are really fun and quick, starting off with the swimming segment.  From the water (pool or lake) the athletes go into a transition area where they put on cycling shoes and helmets, and proceed to the starting line for the bike segment. … Read the rest

Miller School Bike Race Cancelled

The Miller School Bike Race on Sunday, June 5 has been cancelled.  A schedule conflict with the ACPD Motor Unit meant there would not be ACPD participation.  Consequently, the race organizer looked to reschedule, but other races on the mid-Atlantic area calendar made this impossible.… Read the rest

AARC Fusion C4FM Digital Net

After several sessions of the AARC Digital Net, it seems time for an update.  If you haven’t been keeping up, the AARC C4FM Net is an informal net using the Yaesu digital mode that the WA4TFZ 146.895 repeater supports.  Called on Thursday evenings at 9PM local time, almost every week sees another club member or area ham who is able to use this mode. … Read the rest

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