Upcoming Events: An altered club meeting for March will be held Monday March 23rd @7pm on our local repeaters. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and recommendations from the CDC that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. (click for […]
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 […]
As a part of an experiment, we now have a feed available online for anyone wishing to listen in on our repeater traffic. This should allow members to listen in on the nets if they can’t participate, or hear what their audio sounds like on the repeaters. If using this to check your audio keep […]
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.