Richmond Amateur Radio Club

History of Radio slides

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.

Hams at the 2017 RVA MakerFest

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

Remote Hams presentation of 12 May 2017

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.


DMR radios available for Special Olympics

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.