During 2018, we (generally myself and Jeff, K4OLW, with others also providing significant support) made 18 repeater site visits mostly to deal with audio drop out issues. This consumed countless man hours of effort dealing with Arcom as well as monitoring and testing possible solutions.… Read the rest
The AARC Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd,
Charlottesville, VA 22901, at 5:30 PM on Tuesday December 11, 2018. The total cost per person for their Chef’s Choice Buffet will be $20. This includes a non-alcoholic beverage and a cash bar will also be available.
On Saturday, October 13, 2018, AARC members Dennis Terribile, WR4I; Ed Berkowitz, N3US; and Bob Romanko AK4BR set up a station and demonstrated Ham Radio to over 150 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Adult leaders at the Apple Harvest Fall Camporee of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council. … Read the rest
https://news.virginia.edu/content/student-built-spacecraft-ready-launch has an article on the cubesat KQ9P has been helping prepare. The article doesn’t go much into the communictions side, but it does show the ground control station – covered in an earlier article (https://news.virginia.edu/content/just-houston-engineering-students-begin-work-satellite-ground-station) that features a photo of KQ9P.… Read the rest
Jeff Heavlin and I made a trip to Bucks Elbow this morning to address the linking of the 146.925 (Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital) and 146.895 (Bucks Elbow site). On August 29, we had done the first “phase” when we installed a newer link radio and moved the Fusion repeater from service as the 444.250 repeater to service as the new 146.925 repeater.… Read the rest
The presentation on portable operation of amateur radio stations at the August AARC meeting by Dennis Terrible, WR4i is now available on the club YouTube channel, or via the direct link https://youtu.be/ww83I0JISKo. It is a great way to learn some tricks that will let you operate all over the globe.… Read the rest
The video is available of the assessment of the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club Field Day 2018 at the July Meeting. It includes:
- 1) the Field Day in 2 minutes video,
- 2) Bob Romanko (AK4BR) looks at the pluses and minuses,
- 3) Mike McPherson (KQ9P) discusses his fantastic near real-time display, and
- 4) Dennis Terribile (WR4I) compares contacts with previous years.