Upcoming Events: An altered club meeting for September will be held Monday October 26th @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 […]
Do you wonder how amateur radio started, or how our bands were determined, or how the ARRL started and how it became the American Radio Relay League? All those questions and more are answered in “200 Meters and Down”. Originally published in 1936, this 184 page book is an easy, informative read; well worth a […]
So far, I’ve yet to make a satellite contact using the FM repeaters available. Seems I’m either not fast enough, the repeater is down, or my equipment isn’t right. There’s always SOMETHING that works against me! So, why do this to myself? I’m a nut job, that’s why! Or maybe I just have to prove […]
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! Scores below Month Winner Contacts Unique Contacts New Modes/Bands Points March […]
This Saturday, Sept 19th @ 8:30am, Randolph Park, Dublin, VA Summer is almost complete, and we haven’t seen each other in a while! What’s the safest activity we can do and still meet up? Well, we seem to like eating, so let’s have a picnic! So, bring your own breakfast to the small picnic shelter […]
Here is a collection of ARRL Section News from Virginia in PDF format for our club members to view. August 2020 – https://www.n4nrv.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/VASectionNews-16a.pdf September 2020 – https://www.n4nrv.org/vasectionnews-17/
2020 ARRL Field Day was fun in spite of the protections and changed needed to provide for a safer environment combating COVID-19. Check out our pictures from the event, and click HERE to see our Field Day Summary and information on the contacts made.
In the late 1980’s, Cynthia Wall published Night Signals, a young-adult fiction book that prominently featured amateur radio in an engaging story about a wilderness rescue. Over the next ten years this was followed by five other books which featured the same two main characters in different, and often perilous, adventures. As in the original, […]
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 […]