Meetings and Nets

Club Meetings

The AARC holds general meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Meetings are now held at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) room 835 on the upper floor of the Technology Wing (building 800), with free parking available in the South Parking Lot. 

COVID Statement: As in-person monthly meetings have resumed, we will continue to have monthly meetings live on Zoom for those unable to attend in person. The link to the Zoom meeting will be found in the monthly email to members announcing the meeting.

Monday Night Information Net (MNIN)

The Monday Night Information Net (MNIN) is open to all amateur radio operators. It is held every Monday night at 8:00 PM (20:00) local time on the 146.925 repeater. The MNIN also is available on the linked 146.895 repeater. If these repeaters are malfunctioning, Dave Damon K4DND has kindly agreed to have us use his repeater at 146.730.

The current Net Control Stations (NCS) are:

  • Bob AK4BR (first Monday)
  • Jim  K4BAV (second Monday)
  • Joe W2PVY (third Monday)
  • Warren KN4LYF (fourth Monday)
  • Larry K4JZQ (fifth Monday)

The club encourages operators to participate as a Net Control Station. Please contact the Net Manager, Bob Romanko, at if you wish to volunteer. Bob has his first Monday slot available for anyone who wishes to try their hand.

Below are resources to assist Net Control Stations:

  • Sample Script (DOCX)
  • Sample Script (PDF)
  • List of callsigns of frequent check-ins (PDF)

Northern Piedmont Emergency Net (NPEN)

The Northern Piedmont Emergency Net meets every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM (20:00) local time on the 146.730 MHz K4DND repeater on Carter Mountain.  The NPEN is a directed net with rotating net control stations intended to assist local amateurs with building emergency operating capabilities. The NPEN provides an opportunity to learn the basics of many aspects of emergency communication.

Please join us on the NPEN and contribute to the important role that the Amateur Radio Service plays in emergency communication support for families, friends, and others in our local community.

Waynesboro/Charlottesville Skywarn Subnet

Skywarn is a network of volunteer severe weather spotters, who act as the “eyes and ears” of National Weather Service (NWS) offices throughout the county. The spotters are trained by local NWS Forecast Offices on how to spot and report severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding. In some areas, spotters also report snowfall and ice accumulation.

This subnet serves the counties of Greene, Albemarle, Augusta and Nelson Counties plus  the independent cities in those counties.

This Skywarn net meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9PM on W4PNT  147.075+, pl 131.8. We will also meet informally when spotters are “activated” for weather events. Net participants are encouraged to monitor our local NWS All hazards radio station KZZ28, 162.450 which broadcasts spotter activation notices as well as important weather information.

The website that supports our local efforts is 

K4UEK, Dave.   Waynesboro/Charlottesville SKYWARN Subnet Coordinator

Informal Lunch
There is an informal get-together of amateur radio operators for lunch each Wednesday at about 11:00 at the Wood Grill near Toys R us on 29 north. The Wednesday lunch bunch continues until the last one leaves. Contact Stan, K2SSB, or Jim, K4BAV, for details.

Saturday Morning Breakfast bunch
Every second and fourth Saturday Morning starting at about 7 AM there is an informal breakfast at Panera Bread in Barracks Road Shopping Center; show-and-share is a popular activity, so bring your project! This is a family-friendly gathering, so pack the gang in the car and bring them along. The group continues until the last person leaves, usually about 9:30 am.

Other Area Amateur Radio Club Activities:

Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club (GCVARC)

When: On the First Thursday of Every Month @ 6:00 pm

Where: Blue Ridge Café & Catering, 8315 Seminole Trail , Ruckersville, VA 22968

Notes: The owner asked that you park in the rear parking lot near the Veterinarian Office and near the back door of the restaurant which leads to the meeting rooms where the meeting is held. Dinner is held prior to the meeting if you care to order something. After the Club business is attended to there is usually a presentation and an auction of Amateur Radio-related items (Proceeds go to the GCVARC).

Simplex Net: Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday of the Month @7:00 pm on 147.420 Mhz

Fluvanna County Amateur Radio Group

Monday Night Net: Every Monday evening at 8:00 pm on 145.170 Mhz

Breakfast Gathering:

Every Wednesday @7:30 am. at Dogwood Restaurant at Lake Monticello, 10 Centre Court, Palmyra, VA 22963

Lunch Gathering: 1st Friday each month; location TBD (Email Manny Rodriguez if interested. He can tell you when and where to meet.