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J-Pole antennas are one of the true works of electrical engineering that gives us a smaller footprint vertical with no need for a ground plane. But how do these things work? Here is a great presentation from Dr. Ed Fong WB6IQN explaining. Other articles and information on J-Poles available here: The DBJ-1: A VHF-UHF Dual-Band […]
At the Oct 2019 club meeting, AK4IS presented a slideshow for his trip to the Antique Wireless Association Museum in Bloomfield, NY. Below is the presentation in PDF format available for download. More information about the Antique Wireless Association Museum here.
Area simplex nets are starting to form in the New River Valley. In the interest of gathering information for distribution, this page will serve files from captures of the data when available. File type is a .KMZ file that can be imported or opened by Google Earth. Please check back for additional files. Simplex-Net-2019-10-01 Simplex-Net-2019-09-24 […]
On September 3rd, there was an informal net communication that went out to the club email list. While this wasn’t an official club activity, I took interest in the information that was gathered and attempted to create a mapping of the contacts. Below is the resulting map image and a link to the Google Earth […]
Field Day is just around the corner – June 22-23, 2019 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.
The NRVARC will be setting up an information/demonstration tent at this year’s Kids Fishing Rodeo at the Izaak Walton League Park in Christiansburg, VA., Sunday May 5th, 2019 from Noon until 5pm. This club outing is organized by KN4OOG (Cindy) and KN4CQV (Bill), so if you would like to help out, please contact them. More […]
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 […]