Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
10301 Hungary Spring Road Glen Allen, VA 23060
Talk-in: 146.88 (74.4 tone) ,442.55 (74.4),VA Local DMR
Contact: Jason Pye
Saturday 2pm until about 10am Sunday
Wray, AB4SF, checking into the Coast Guard net from W8BI Hamvention 2018
Click this to see Hamvention 2018 Report Win Grant
DMR presentation by Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU, at the April 2018 Richmond Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting. Click to get the PDF: DMR pres at RARC w notes
W4BXI radio shack
After diagnosis, a visit to the ICOM hospital (no illness found), rewiring the power leads, and using a higher amperage power supply (gift of K4ZUV) the ICOM-7100 and RCForb software are up and working. Regular user W4BXI is giving it a real workout. His new “shack” is shown here. For those in retirement facilities, this is the future.
Registration for the license preparation classes has ended. Those Saturday Seminars not yet given are open.
- D-Star Setup & Operations Apr 7 $10
- Remote-control station intro Apr 14 $10
- DMR Details Apr 28 $10
All seminars $20
To attend, fill out a registration form (RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2018-3), send a note to email@example.com so the instructor knows to expect you, and show up at 9am at the classroom with your $10 in cash or a check.
We have 34 students for the Tech, General, and Extra license classes and have had the first session for each. Registration for those classes is now closed. The next registration is likely the day after Labor Day, September 4. Check this website in August to get the exact date.
Tuesday nights, 7 to 9pm, March 6 to May 8, 2018
- Technician (first license)
- General (second license)
- Extra (highest license)
Each class cost $20 plus the ARRL textbook that costs $30. At registration the book will be ordered for you and delivered the first night of class
You can click the registration form here: RARC Radio School Registration form Spring 2018-1. The optional receipt is here: RARC Radio School Registration receipt 2018-1
You can (1) download the registration form and use the forms feature of your PDF reader to type the information or (2) print it and fill out the paper. There will be blank forms at registration.
Bring it with you to registration or mail it with a check (address on the form)
It’s coming February 3rd. Go to frostfest.com to reserve a table (they’re going fast) and buy a ticket that gets you in with the early-birds.
These members were elected at the October meeting and installed at the annual banquet on November 3.
- President Jim Bates, K8OI, (804) 690-9143, jlbates4 at gmail dot com
- Vice President George Golding, W3PPY
- Treasurer Ken Leidner, WV0L
- Secretary Tom Newman, KJ4LVC
- Director Allan Johnson, WA3J
- Director Tom Flippin, KD4CMK
- Director Win Grant, WA4SSG
- Director as past president David Robinson, KJ4LHP
Left to right, Tom Flippin, KD4CMK, Win Grant, WA4SSG, David Robinson, KJ4LHP, George Golding, W3PPY, Ken Leidner, WV0L, and Jim Bates, K8OI
At the bottom right the evening’s speaker, Henry Hassell, K4LMY, told of his boat-building and the adventure of sailing the circuit up the east coast, the bottom of eastern Canada, down the Ohio to Florida and then back to Virginia.
The next week former Treasurer Richard Arnold, WA4FEH, left, was seen transferring the RARC funds from the trunk of his car to that of the newly-elected Treasurer Ken Leidner, WV0L. Richard had been treasurer for about 14 years.