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.
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.
Registration for classes has ended. The next classes will be in September.
This was a big class for Technician, so big we had to open a second section! The total for all the classes is over 30 students.
This presentation with a packet demonstration was given at the March club meeting.
N4HOK Packet Radio Presentation for RARC 2017-03-10
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 south. Coverage to the west is decent too but there is some shadowing due to the buildings.
It operates on 443.5375 MHz, up 5 MHz with CC1. TS 1 is wide open for any talkgroup available on the BM network. TS 2 currently carries Va Statewide (3151), Local 2 (2), Local 9 ( 9, local repeater only) as well as Richmond Local (31511 – tied to the DMRVA repeater local).
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 good. Given the impulse noise is gone forever, things have improved significantly. The new antenna is ~730 feet AGL, and the station ERP (Effective Radiated Power) is 100 watts.
We encourage the entire Amateur community to use the repeater frequently and please consider joining the MRA for $15/year.
73 de Brewer Pedin, W4MGA, President, MRA
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.
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.
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.
Calendar example – dead – click above for the live calendar