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
Time to buy antenna wire in bulk quantities and start building really long antennas. We have two new bands!
Our sister club, W4UVA at the University of Virginia, is designing and building the ground station for the upcoming UVa cubesat mission. See the article at https://news.virginia.edu/content/just-houston-engineering-students-begin-work-satellite-ground-station for more information.
The story has also been picked up the the Southgate Amateur Radio News (http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/march/university-of-virginia-satellite-project.htm) and the ARRL (http://www.arrl.org/news/virginia-engineering-students-tackle-satellite-ground-station-projects). … Read the rest
Below is from the Top Band Mailing list and was sent to me by Alan Swinger, K9MBQ
Hi topband lovers,
The basic concept that explains how power and signal to noise ratio works on
low band is very simple. On high bands we need the signal to bounce back to
the Earth.… Read the rest
I am delighted to announce that Ed N3US and I have agreed that AARC and W4UVA will jointly operate the Virginia QSO Party from the W4UVA club station on Observatory Hill at the University of Virginia. The VA QSO Party is on 18-19 March 2017 this year, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 8am-8pm on Sunday. … Read the rest
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
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
Check your calendars and make sure you reserve the dates of the events that are most interesting to you. Events that require the largest rosters are the bike races in April and July. The extreme runs require fewer volunteers, but the events last much longer. … Read the rest