June 4, 1300Z-2200Z, W2A, Christiansburg, VA. Event station will be ran by the 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 51st year […]
Field Day 2022
We’re looking forward to participating in the 2022 ARRL Field Day! If you don’t know, it will be Saturday June 25th thru Sunday June 26th for 2022.If you would like to join us, come on out! If you can’t come out, you can still participate from home. See additional links below for more details.
2022 – Try Something New in 2022!
Our February meeting for 2022 consisted of a club direction presentation. If you missed it, it’s linked below. My personal hope is that we will branch out, and try new things as a club, and as individuals. Let’s have a fun year!
Blings ‘n’ Things Themes for 2022
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 or share. Below […]
Review – Winter Field Day 2022
It was a blustery afternoon on Saturday January 29th, 2022, and we were glad to have put up our antennas the day prior. Erecting the antennas during snow is much preferred to windy and 16 degrees! First up was establishing the warmth, as Steve WD4JIX used his scouting skills to kindle the hearth and heart […]
Winter Field Day 2022
I know it’s cold, but we have a plan! So, Steve Allen (WD4JIX) got us a venue for us to participate as a club in Winter Field Day! Thanks Steve! It is an insulated building with a fireplace, and plenty of tables and chairs! So, join us at 12pm on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at […]
Starting With Arduino
Supplemental ideas that could work with the 2021 Winter Build Project! If you haven’t heard of the Arduino, where have you been?! For those that are wondering, the Arduino is an open-source microcontroller platform that is inexpensive, easy to learn, and very well documented. The Arduino microcontroller comes in many different packages, depending on the […]
Quick Multimeter Test Jig
Recently I had the need to test a handful of through hole resistors. I’ve had this need before when going through drawers of discarded components as well. Being colorblind, it’s not even helpful for me to memorize the color code, so I have to measure them. I’m all about simplification, so simplifying the setup, handling, […]
Kit Building Resources
Here are some resources to learn the basics of soldering, tool use, and building of electronic kits. This is a supplement to the 2021 Winter Build Project, but is a great resource for anyone trying out soldering for the first time! Soldering Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering Multimeters and Measurements Electronic Tools Kit Building Kit […]
Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio
Book Review “Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio” is a great book for folks with some background with microcontrollersand have a knack for improvising and troubleshooting. That may sound like a left-handed complement, but read on. It was submitted to ARRL for publication two years before it hit the ARRL Store. Every schematic was redrawn, which […]