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 […]
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 […]
Our very own Steve, WD4JIX gives us a look at his new build of the Cushcraft A6270-13S. This is a 13 element yagi that works on 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Other reviews can be found on eHam. Manufacturer website is here. If you would like more detailed information, the manual download is here in PDF.
May 30, 1300Z-2200Z, W2A, Christiansburg, VA. New River Valley Amateur Radio Club. Audie Murphy (1925 – 1971)was the most decorated US soldier in World War II. He died in a plane crash on Brush Mountain, near New Castle, VA on May 28, 1971. This special event marks the 49th year of his passing, and brings awareness to […]
No events are scheduled at this time due to COVID-19 concerns. Check back when we have physical meetings again. 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 – […]
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 […]