Upcoming Events: ===Field Day – Saturday-Sunday June 23-24 === Amateur Radio Testing Session – Sunday July 8th === Club meeting – Monday July 23 @7pm
Here is the most current information logged as far as things needed and persons bringing it: Click for new window containing the spreadsheet If you can think of anything else needed, or want to sign up for something on the list, please email Cam the details.
Field Day is just around the corner – June 23-24, 2018 This is the time for amateur radio operators to take their equipment to the field, giving us the opportunity to work as many other stations as possible while learning to operate in abnormal situations with less than optimal conditions.
Volunteers are still needed for the annual Mountains of Misery in Newport, VA! Event completed. Article kept for archival purposes… The event will take place Sunday, May 27th, but help is needed both Saturday and Sunday. Ham radio operators are wanted for their ability to provide communication for the event. This is a great opportunity […]
What is Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)? It’s an open digital radio standard that can be used by amateur radio operators to use digital infrastructure such as the Internet to provide communication. Want to know more? Here are some resources to help you along your learning journey! Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mobile_radio The best podcasts on the subject to […]
If you’re like me, you like to save some money. One place that I like to save is by constructing my own antennas. When I was looking to set up my base station at home, I looked through all kinds of designs, and ended on this one, the Dual Band J-Pole. Inspiration actually came in […]
Great Value/3-in-1 Solder Station First, a Safety Caution!! The included cable with my unit was wired incorrectly for North America, and could result in the unit being powered despite being turned off, or the fuse being blown. This could result in exposure to electrical shock! Recommend checking your cable against the included images, and replacing […]
Live in Virginia and want to make some contacts quickly? Others will be looking for you! Great opportunity for our locals here. DATES Saturday, 17 March 1400 UTC – Sunday, 18 March 0400 UTC and Sunday, 18 March 1200 UTC – 2400 UTC. For local Virginians, this means Saturday 10 AM – 12 Midnight, and […]
Amateur Radio SPORT? Next Fox Hunt scheduled (TBD) in the Christiansburg area. Click for PDF of event details. That’s right… get on your running shoes, sweat bands, and start stretching. We’re going to get you FIT while running you all over the county looking for some pesky transmitters hidden in public space while using a […]
The New River Valley Amateur Radio Club would like to invite any licensed amateur radio operator within the sound of our repeaters to check in to our twice weekly nets. New or seasoned amateurs will find a friendly and learning atmosphere to our nets. We look forward to hearing from you. Thursday / Sunday FM Net This […]