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New DMR repeater on the air in Richmond

New BrandMeister repeater on air in Richmond Posted on February 11, 2017 by kd4bpz While not directly connected to the DMRVA repeater network, this new repeater is operated cooperatively by DMRVA staff. The repeater is located in downtown Richmond with an elevation of approximately 350 feet. The repeater performs nicely to the north, east and […]

MRA 145.43 repeater move completed Dec 28 2016

KG4MRA repeater was moved to the new location on Wednesday 12/28/2016, and is fully operational. The impulse noise on the repeater input frequency is gone, gone! The new location in central Richmond, has moved the center of coverage about 13 miles ENE. We are collecting signal reports from all stations. Early results are good, very […]

Vision & Proposals presentation

At the December 2016 meeting newly-elected club president Jim Bates, K8OI, presented his vision and made some proposals for the year ahead. That presentation is available as a PDF by clicking 2016-12 Club Presentation.  

RARC YouTube channel up and running

Miss a technical presentation? Miss a meeting? Want to revisit a presentation or meeting? the new RARC YouTube channel is for you. You will find a link in the rarc list on the right. Click it and to the channel you shall go.

Event calendar added

Visit our new event calendar. It covers RARC events and nets for the RVA clubs and organizations. Click the link on the right under RARC or the news & events link at the top. Click here to see the live RARC calendar.

MRA 145.43 repeater moves mid-December

Public information on the new MRA repeater site Board of the Metropolitan Repeater Association 1 December 2016 In mid-December a shiny new Sinclair SD224 four bay folded dipole antenna goes up on the tower at the new site. The site features a backup power generator, complete climate control, and broadband Internet access. The MRA has […]

RARC at RVA Maker Fest results in ham radio video

As a master’s degree student at the VCU Brand Center, Caitlin Blumer needed a video project. The Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) exhibit at the RVA Maker Fest in September caught her eye. There to greet her was Dan Bryant, W4DOB. Dan reconnected with her after the maker festival. She was taken with DX and […]

New officers and directors installed at annual banquet

At the one-hundredth anniversary banquet on November 11th, elected officers and directors were installed. On the left former president Win Grant, WA4SSG, installs the elected officers and directors present. Next to Win is outgoing president David Robinson, KJ4LHP. In the center is new president Jim Bates, K8OI. Moving to the right is Maylon Pearman, KG4RPQ, […]

RARC at the RVA MakerFest 2016

8000. Actually, well about 7,800 counted and an estimated 5% who got in other entrances and were not counted for the RVA MakerFest 2016 at the science museum. We at the Richmond Amateur Radio Club table certainly had plenty of visitors. We had more with real interest than we’d had in the past two years.