Technical Net

Every Sun. @ 8pm on the W4VA 2m repeater – 147.165+ PL 167.9 Hz – Informal discussions of technical topics, Q&A, operating events, procedures, etc.

General Service Net

Every Wed. @ 8pm on the W4VA 2m repeater – 147.165+ PL 167.9 Hz – Formal, directed net for general discussions of member and non-member ham activities over the past week.  Ham related news and topics of interests are usually provided.

Field Day 2017

ARRL’s 2017 Field Day WHERE:  CM Crockett Park at 10066 Rogues Rd, Midland, VA 22728 . WHAT:  ARRL’s Field Day 2017 WHEN:  June 24 (2pm) – June 25 (2pm). WHAT ARE WE OPERATING?: All-band Phones All-band CW All-band digital “Bonus” VHF/UHF Get On The Air (GOTA) FOOD:  Saturday night will be the club Potluck Dinner. …

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Jan. meeting presentation BitX20 transceiver

At the January meeting Frank W4NHJ presented information and demonstrated his BitX20 kit. This is a VFO controlled, 20m transceiver that operates USB/SSB. The radio is capable of ~20 watts output. Frank discussed several variations of the radio kit and where they are available online. If you would like to review his presentation, please click …

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Dec. meeting covers Meteor Scatter and WSJT

At the December meeting, Andy K1RA discussed the upcoming meteor shower and presented information on VHF meteor scatter and the WSJT program. The information covered the various meteor showers during the year and how they affect radio propagation. He also talked about the history of various radio modes one could use for scatter to included …

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Oct. meetings covers 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. He showed several designs including optimizing yagi’s …

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August meeting covers Useful Tools and 144 MHz ESkip

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 online. This was a great presentation that led into a discussion by …

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