Upcoming Speakers at AARC 2017 Meetings

by Larry Eicher, Vice President, K4JZQ.

January 10, 2017 Travis Koshko, W3TJK, Weather and its effect on Communications

February 14, 2017  Rob Capon W3DX, Reverse Beacon Network

March 21, 2017 Alfred Wanderlingh of Batteries Plus Bulbs. Talk on Batteries

April 11, 2017 Mike McPherson KQ9P An Amateur Radio Satellite Ground Station at UVA

May 9, 2017 Bob Pattison K4DU – Overview of Field Day Plans

June 13, 2017 Dave Damon K4DND & Dennis Terrible WR4I – 2 short presentations, Dennis to focus on CW operations at FD

July 11, 2017 Bruce McAllister W4BRU Richmond Maker Fest Info

August 8, 2017 Larry Specht, N4ILS, Greene County ham club on How to Control RFI

September 10, 2017    Picnic at Darden Towe Park

October 10, 2017 Deputy Chief Chan Bryant Albemarle Sheriff’s Office, Topic TBD

November 14, 2017  Cole Fairchild on BACON Weather Balloon Project Report

December Awards Dinner – Dec 12, 2017 Venue TBD… Read the rest

AARC Awards at the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, March 9, 2017

AARC made awards to an outstanding middle-schooler, and an outstanding team of high-schoolers for projects related to ham radio, electronics, or communications.

The Junior Division award of a certificate and a check for $100.00 went to middle school student Abigail Rollins, N2AMR, for a project comparing the coverage area of a 3 element Yagi with a simple dipole.… Read the rest

2017 Monthly Meeting Topics by K4JZQ

January 10, 2017  Travis Koshko, W3TJK, Weather and its effect on Communications

February 14, 2017 Rob Capon W3DX, Reverse Beacon Network

March 14, 2017 Alfred Wanderlingh of Batteries Plus Bulbs. Talk will be on Batteries

April 11, 2017 Mike McPherson KQ9P, Mesh Network update

Stand by for additional 2017 monthly meeting topics… Read the rest

A Low Cost Software Defined Receiver

ThumbNet. ( http://www.thumbsat.com/thumbnet ) was born to encourage students around the world to look up at the stars and to give them a chance to feel that they are part of something larger. The hardware to track and monitor radio signals from satellites in orbit is donated to the schools by ThumbNet, and with over 225 volunteer groups in more than 72 countries, we’re having an immediate and positive effect on the lives of hundreds of students around the globe!… Read the rest