Nov. meeting covers Board Elections and SDR demo

Andy K1RA demonstrates various USB SDR hardware and SDR software

During the November meeting the club successfully voted in a new board of directors. Outgoing board members Andy K1RA (Pres.), Tom KG3V (V.P.), Greg KI4ZKJ (Treasurer), Harv K2PI (Sec.) will be replaced by Mark KD6AKC (Pres.), Rich W8KRZ (V.P.), Tom KG3V (Treasurer), Randy W4IFI (Sec.) [...]

Oct. meetings covers Yagi-Uda antennas

John KX4O presents information on Yagi-Uda antennas

John KX4O presented information on the Yagi-Uda antenna to include a brief timeline covering it’s early beginning, patent and various designs over the years. John provided an overview of the antennas electrical characteristics covering element currents and mutual coupling and how to build various classic and NBS antennas. [...]

Sept. meeting covers ARRL VHF contest

K1RA Roving Adventure with W1RT / Rover ARRL Sept VHF 2012

Andy K1RA presented his Roving Adventures with W1RT / Rover in the ARRL Sept 2012 VHF QSO Party. Andy and John began in New England and roved south toward MD/VA. They changed routes several times before the contest began given the impending storm [...]

August meeting covers Useful Tools and 144 MHz ESkip

Harv K2PI provides a collection of things that enhanced any Amateurs toolkit

At the August meeting Harv K2PI presented information on what he considers his most useful tools and accessories in his toolkit. He provided a show and tell of these items including a presentation that documented where one could acquire these and similar items [...]

Fauquier ARA W4VA Participates in ARRL Field Day 2012

The Fauquier Amateur Radio Assoc. (W4VA) participated in this year’s ARRL Field Day (June 23-24) from Crockett Park. We operated in the 2A category, with an additional GOTA (Get-On-The-Air) station (KW4VA), as well as a dedicated VHF+ station. We employed 2 Honda EU2000 generators and ran transmitter power