Richmond Amateur Radio Club

September RARC meeting via Zoom 7pm Friday 11th



Rig control, logging, and digital modes with a Raspberry Pi

Bruce MacAlister, W4BRU, will attempt a live demonstration of rig control with a $35 hand-sized Raspberry Pi computer from his station. He’ll have a few slides on hand in case the live demo goes … well you know how live demos can go. Since some of the computer setup info came from KX4QC, Bruce will attempt to get him to participate.

Zoom credentials to attend the meeting

This month the RARC meeting will be completely on Zoom, no 2-meter radio part.

For those of you have a problem with using Zoom, note that you can join the meeting using just a phone, landline or cell phone, no zoom app needed. Granted you will miss any video but it will be like using a radio. If you are calling in on a phone here are 2 special “codes”

* 6 Mute / Unmute
* 9 Raise Hand

Here is the Zoom meeting information

Topic: RARC Monthly Meeting – Virtual;
Time: Aug 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 885 1805 8584

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 885 1805 8584

Vacuum Tubes Added to RARC Auction

The Richmond Amateur Radio Club has received a large donation of vacuum tubes. All tubes in this collection have been recently tested on an emission tube checker, verified as “good” and individually boxed with appropriate identification. With the ever lurking possibility of damage to solid-state radios from natural or man-made EMPs, as well as the renewed nostalgic interest in vintage equipment, many hams are tuning up their remaining tube equipment or seeking to obtain and restore them. Current Ebay prices indicate a solid present day market for vintage radios by such manufacturers as Hallicrafters, Collins, National and other brands from years gone by. If you are in need of replacement tubes for such a project, please check out the stock of tubes that we have to offer. Tubes will be sold at reasonable prices, and all proceeds benefit the RARC.

To look and to bid click this link –>

Powhatan Club giving exams Sept 19

Picture from the Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association exam session

Date: September 19, 2020
Time: 10am – 2pm

Pavilion / Picnic Shelter
2505 Mann Rd
Fighting Creek Park
Powhatan VA 23139-9999

David A. Thomas
(804) 909-3764