K4RCA/B 1296.240 MHz Grid square EM97we (37.19733 N -80.1527 W) Elevation 3800 ft Located on Poor Mountain behind Roanoke, VA Notes: While not GPS locked, the transmitter frequency is controlled by a high stability ovenized crystal oscillator. The transmit frequency should be within a few 10’s of Hertz of the specified frequency. The transmitter […]
Saturday, Nov 14th @ 8:30am, Randolph Park, Dublin, VA Another COVID-19 friendly event before the real bad weather starts! Let’s get together again for some fun (at a safe distance). Bring your own breakfast to the small picnic shelter at Randolph Park in Dublin (same place we have the field day activities). Remember, McDonalds and […]
For anyone concerned about the new fees being proposed for licensing fees, please follow the link below for information, or use the PDF for guidance. This information will guide your efforts, to include some talking points. ARRL’s Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC (web link – RECOMMENDED)ARRL’s Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC […]
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! EDIT: Finally made a contact on Oct 8, 2020 on SO-50! Sample audio in the article below! So, why […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]