Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
10301 Hungary Spring Road Glen Allen, VA 23060
Talk-in: 146.88 (74.4 tone) ,442.55 (74.4),VA Local DMR
Contact: Jason Pye
Saturday 2pm until about 10am Sunday
Wray, AB4SF, checking into the Coast Guard net from W8BI Hamvention 2018
Click this to see Hamvention 2018 Report Win Grant
DMR presentation by Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU, at the April 2018 Richmond Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting. Click to get the PDF: DMR pres at RARC w notes
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 past president David Robinson, KJ4LHP
Left to right, Tom Flippin, KD4CMK, Win Grant, WA4SSG, David Robinson, KJ4LHP, George Golding, W3PPY, Ken Leidner, WV0L, and Jim Bates, K8OI
At the bottom right the evening’s speaker, Henry Hassell, K4LMY, told of his boat-building and the adventure of sailing the circuit up the east coast, the bottom of eastern Canada, down the Ohio to Florida and then back to Virginia.
The next week former Treasurer Richard Arnold, WA4FEH, left, was seen transferring the RARC funds from the trunk of his car to that of the newly-elected Treasurer Ken Leidner, WV0L. Richard had been treasurer for about 14 years.
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 and some fellow teachers retrieved it a week later. The instrumentation was in good and re-usable condition. Stand by for the spring. One successful balloon launch deserves another.
To see more pictures, go to balloon pictures. You can learn more about this special school at FMA website and FMA Facebook page.
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
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, shows DIY radios to a mother and son.
Photos by Armand Hamel, WA1UQO
Hams staffing the tables:
Amand Hamel, WA1UQO
Bill Catogni, KM4MGP
Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU
Dan Bryant, N4DOB
John King, WB4NHX
Judi LeHuquet, KM4MGO
Ken Zutavern, K4ZUT
Maylon Pearman, N4EG
Mike Calkins, KA2CUF
Mike Owens, K4RKO
Rick Waller, KA4OHM
Rob Thomas, KC4NYK
Tom Ebbert, KQ4BIZ
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 will be metal working, beer, textiles, food trucks, robots, and much more making.
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.