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Hams at the 2017 RVA MakerFest

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, […]

Join the hams making eyeball QSOs at MakerFest Oct 7

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 […]

Radio School Class Registration is closed

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.    

RARC Radio Run is done

As reported by Jim Bates, K8OI, June Radio Run Instigator, these 13 hams made at least one contact a day in June: Pat Wilson, W4PW Jerry Williams, KJ4IT Joe Palsa, K3WRY Dave Meier, N4MW Cissy Meier, N4ZRW Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU Armand Hamel, WA1UQO Dave Hallman, KM4GBW Buddy Hall. KM4JCP George Golding. W3PPY Michael Calkins, KA2CUF […]

Remote Hams presentation of 12 May 2017

As soon as some Internet firewall issues are sorted out, the RARC remotely controllable station will be available for club members to use from their computers (Windows only) or Android phones or tablets. Click here to see or download the PDF on the RARC station and the RemoteHams software.  

DMR radios available for Special Olympics

The June 9-10 Virginia Special Olympics is using DMR digital HTs this year. Don’t have one? Not to worry. The leadership got a stash of them. Special Olympics is always fun and rewarding. If you’ve not used a digital ham radio, you get an added bonus of learning how.