Technical Committee 2018 annual report

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

2018 AARC Awards Banquet

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.

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UVA Cubesat ready for 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 ( that features a photo of KQ9P.… Read the rest

Repeater update September 5 2018

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