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 the National Radio Astronomy Building on 520 Edgemont Rd. If you turn onto Alderman Road from Ivy Road, take a right turn when you reach the intersection of McCormick Road. At the stop sign, take a right turn on Edgemont Rd. The parking lot of the NRAO building will be on your right.

Meeting Location on Google Maps

Monday Night Information Net (MNIN)

The Monday Night Information Net is held every Monday night at 8:00 PM (20:00) local time on the 146.925 repeater. However, should that repeater be down for whatever reason, a station wishing to check in should switch over to our backup repeater at 146.895.  If that repeater is also malfunctioning, Dave Damon K4DND has kindly agreed to have us use his repeater at 146.730.

All Radio Amateurs are most welcome to check into this Net.

General check-ins and reports on amateur radio happenings from around Central Virginia follow.  Net control operators are:

  • Ed N3US (first Monday)
  • Jim  K4BAV (second Monday)
  • Jim K4CGY (third Monday)
  • Larry K4JZQ (fourth and fifth Mondays)
  • We are always looking for additional Net Control operators

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.

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 7AM 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 9:30am.