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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.

Registration for Radio School classes is over

The fall classes have started and registration is over.  The next classes are March to May.  Check this site in early January for the exact dates of the spring 2017 schedule. This fall we have 8 for Technician, 5 for General, 9 for Extra, 5 for Antenna Modeling, and 2 for DStar.

NA1SS QSL card received

We sent ARISS our 100th anniversary QSL card for the 6 July contact. And a SASE, of course. We got their QSL card back. Below is a panoramic view of the ISS contact on July 6.

International Space Station Contact done 6 July

At 1:29 UTC (10:29am EDT), 14 students and 6 instructors asked questions of astronaut Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ, aboard the ISS (International Space Station).   it was part of the “Space Station Camp,” a joint project of the Science Museum of Virginia and six RVA amateur radio clubs with the RARC taking the lead. Since our RARC […]