Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio Launched on Balloon

Four cars of hams chased a balloon carrying APRS and launched from Franklin Military Academy, a Richmond city school. KN4CZZ, chemistry teacher at the school led this, his second launch from the school. This time he used APRS and got lots of hams to chase with him.

All but two of the chase team holding the prey on a country road in New Kent County near Providence Forge

Track from APRS.FI

It didn’t go far but it went high, 84,000 feet.

Checking the lift just before launch.


RARC officers, directors installed at annual banquet

November 9th, 2018, the officers and directors elected at the October RARC meeting were installed at the annual banquet. New president John DeMajo, K5HTZ, on the upper left spoke to the members after installation. On the right outgoing president Jim Bates, K8OI, greets the new president. At the bottom, the new and the outgoing officers and directors present are introduced by Jim. Left to right they are George Golding, W3PPY, Win Grant, W4WIN, David Robinson, KJ4LHP, and Ken Leidner, WV0L.