Upcoming Events: An altered club meeting for May will be held Monday July 27th @7pm on our local repeaters. This is due to COVID-19 precautions. Ongoing weekly Dutch Treat Breakfasts are on hold until the Country Kitchen restaurant in Christiansburg, VA (click for directions) is opened for normal business. Our next VE session will be […]
Field Day is just around the corner – June 27-28, 2020 What a wild year this has been so far. Field Day 2020 is close at hand, and situations are constantly changing. We’ll try to keep our members up to date with the information they need to participate on this page, so check back often.
The Audie Murphy Special Event was a success! On May 30, 2020, spanning 3 bands with single-side band, we were able to give recognition in our own way to this American Hero. There were 151 contacts covering 29 states, Canada, and even a maritime mobile station. Many contacts were thankful and familiar with Audie Murphy […]
Power distribution for DC in the ham shack is something that doesn’t seem like a big deal until you need to power more than just the transceiver. I remember the day that I decided to pony up the funds and purchase the tools needed to powerpole the shack. At the time it seemed like a […]
This page will be updated with running tallies of contest entries, so check back each month! Remember the scores are added per the following: Contacts = 1 pointUnique Contacts (for year) = +5 points eachNew Mode/Band Combo (for year) = +100 points each Winners! James, KN4MKX with the scores below Month Winner Contacts Unique Contacts […]
Our very own Steve, WD4JIX gives us a look at his new build of the Cushcraft A6270-13S. This is a 13 element yagi that works on 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Other reviews can be found on eHam. Manufacturer website is here. If you would like more detailed information, the manual download is here in PDF.
May 30, 1300Z-2200Z, W2A, Christiansburg, VA. New River Valley Amateur Radio Club. Audie Murphy (1925 – 1971)was the most decorated US soldier in World War II. He died in a plane crash on Brush Mountain, near New Castle, VA on May 28, 1971. This special event marks the 49th year of his passing, and brings awareness to […]
Below is the schedule of presentations for 2020. Check back here for more updates as the year progresses. 23 March – postponed 27 April – Basic Satellite Operating, Part 1 – Josh, KF4YLM 25 May – Open 27 June (Field Day) – Open 27 July – Open 24 August – Open 28 September – Open […]
Contest Time! To promote technical proficiency, communication diversity, and functional equipment, the NRVARC will conduct a contest for 2020. The rules are such that anyone with a ham radio license should be able to participate. Any currently licensed radio amateur is encouraged to participate. Monthly awards and a grand prize will be given to NRVARC […]
This year our monthly meetings will contain a show ‘n’ tell where members are encouraged to bring in things to show off, explain, and discuss. This “Blings ‘n’ Things” will be themed for each month for a specific topic, but members are encouraged to bring in anything they would like to show. Below is the […]