Winter Field Day for 2023 was very mild as far as weather goes (40 degrees). With the mild weather in view, we decided to set up the equipment the day of the activity. Again we were able to set up at the Appalachian Conference grounds in Dublin, VA (thanks to WD4JIX). Setup started around 11:30am […]
On October 8th, 2022, it was a clear morning with a feeling of fall in the air. Having filled our bellies with food from the Country Kitchen, we turned our attention to the task at hand… finding that old elusive foxes! Earlier that morning, K4HZ and W4XXV hid the two transmitters within the confines of […]
11/28/2022 Sign-ups are now closed. This year we will concentrate on a unique and fun build. The Ozark Patrol is a simple regen receiver, designed by David Cripe, NMØS, kitted and sold by the Four State QRP Group. Read more about the kit here.The uniqueness of this kit comes in the form of surface mounting […]
The Plan Expectations were high despite the gloomy outlook with the weather reports. LOTs of rain was in the forecast, but we kept planning and gathering the tools for our first VHF contest outing (at least my first with the club). The ARRL September VHF contest information can be found here (click). This contest requires […]
This event will be Saturday, October 8th @ 8:30am starting just after the weekly “pay your way” breakfast at the Country Kitchen in Christiansburg (google maps link). We should be rolling out about 9:30am to find the foxes. We’ll have 2 large foxes (ammo can) to find, and I’m not going to make it easy! […]
Event Summary We had an almost “return to normal” field day this year, with people gathered, food served, and radio operations held. Our roster reflects 22 in attendance, only three of which were not already hams. We started around 8:30am at the Randolph Park back shelter, unpacking items for field day and our Radio Rummage. […]
The weather was perfect and the bands were crowded for the third annual Audie Murphy Special Event which was held on Brush Mountain approximately one-half mile from the 1971 plane crash that took Audie Murphy’s life. This year we moved the event date from Memorial Day weekend to Saturday, June 4, 2022, which coincided with […]
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.
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!
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 […]