Amateur Radio is a rewarding activity enjoyed by people all over the world. Amateur radio operators or “Hams” enjoy the privilege of experimenting with and using a wide range of radio frequencies suitable for local or worldwide communication. Ham radio operators communicate as a hobby and also as a public service, when other means of communication are unavailable or disrupted.… Read the rest
On September 23, the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club held a Volunteer Examination Session at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the ARRL VEC. Mark WA1A (VEC Liaison), Michael KA4JJD, Bob K4DU, Bill AD6JV, Mike KQ9P, Dave K4DND, Jim K4CGY, and Bill N4VUF served as VEs.… Read the rest
Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, September 10 at the Pavilion at Darden Towe Park located at
1445 Darden Towe Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The picnic will serve as our September meeting.
The club will provide burgers, dogs, rolls, and condiments.… Read the rest
Like many of you, I have a Kenwood TM-D710A mobile radio in my car. Among its many fine features and qualities, it has native APRS capability built in. The fly in the ointment is the need for an external GPS receiver. … Read the rest