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 […]
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Norm Marshall, KN4CZZ, used ham radio to launch, get pictures, and track a balloon in his “30 km or Bust” project for the Franklin Military Academy where he teaches chemistry and computers. It is a Richmond public school. The October launch worked well with the balloon landing in a tree on the Northern Neck. He […]
The history of radio – and a museum to go with it – is a passion for RARC member John DeMajo, K5HTZ. In edition of his series in the RARC monthly newsletter, he presents it as a series of slides. Some have asked for the slides. You can get a PDF copy by clicking radio_history.
More pictures at JOTA pictures 2017
Friday November 3 (a week early than the usual Friday meeting time) is the annual banquet and installation of elected directors and officers. It’s $15 per person. Click this link RARC Annual Banquet 2017 Form, fill it out, add a check, and mail it to the treasurer at the address on the form.
Clockwise John King, WB4NHX, gets the SDR receiver and its large spectrum display going. Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU, and Rick Waller, KA4OHM, show an Arrow (brand) dual-band Yagi-Udo antenna used to talk via ham satellites. Maylon Pearman, N4EG, answers questions. Tom Ebbert, KQ4BIZ, (in the striped shirt) shows how Manhattan-style circuits are built. Rick Waller, KA4OHM, […]
Saturday October 7 is the 2017 edition of the RVA MakerFest at the Science Museum of Virginia. We’ve been doing this since the first one in 2013. The club has a table down by the tracks where we meet and greet. Come join us at 2500 W Broad St, 10am to 5pm. Beside hams there […]
Fall 2017 Classes are formed and teaching has begun. In December we’ll ask the instructors – volunteers all – who can teach for the winter-spring semester. With that we’ll post those classes at class schedules. Usually classes start in early March.
There’s a new Facebook group called “Ham Radio-Central Virginia”. Get on Facebook and check them out.
By John DeMajo, K5HTZ Click The beginnings of radio from the Museum of Yesterday