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Arlington Amateur Radio Club

Arlington County, Virginia USA

An Affiliate Club of the American Radio Relay League

Celebrating 40 Years

Purpose: To further promote the popularity, goodwill, recognition and respect of our hobby both within our fraternalism and the community, and to so conduct our Club meetings and activities in a manner which will serve to the best interest of Amateur Radio. (From the club Constitution).

Charles E. "Chuck" Norton, KI4DHW-SK

It is with great sadness we report that Charles Edward "Chuck" Norton, Jr., KI4DHW, became a Silent Key on January 16, 2019, about 11:30 am, according to his son Brian, who spoke to John Melvin, KK4EBG. Chuck was President of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club until he stepped down for health reasons in 2016. Information about memorial services will be posted here when it becomes available.

Meetings

We meet the third Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 PM, usually at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St. in Arlington, VA. The door to enter the building faces the rear parking lot. If the door is locked, call on the W4WVP repeater (see below).

You do not have to be a member or licensed amateur to attend. Meetings are occasionally held at other locations; tune into our Tuesday night net for updated information.

January Meeting Canceled

(Updated January 15) The meeting scheduled for January 15 at Saint Thomas More Cathedral School has been canceled, because Saint Thomas More Cathedral School classes are canceled. Saint Thomas More Cathedral School follows the inclement weather practice of Arlington County Public Schools, which are closed (although offices are open).

Members who have not yet paid dues for 2019, which were due at the end of December, may mail dues to Treasurer Jack Person. Checks should be payable to Arlington Amateur Radio Club. Payment should be mailed to:

Jack Person W2JWP
1040 N Quincy, Apt 409
Arlington, VA 22201

Next (February) Meeting

The next regular meeting will be February 19 meeting will be at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School starting at 7 pm. The program is not yet scheduled. Possibly Aaron Cherrington KN4GXC will give a presentation on the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS).

About W4WVP Repeaters

The W4WVP 2-meter repeater is located in Arlington County and utilizes several remote receivers. This repeater is open for general amateur use. It transmits on 145.47 MHz and receives on 144.87 MHz. A subaudible PL (CTCSS) tone of 107.2 Hz is required on your 144.87 MHz signal to access it.

The W4WVP 70-cm repeater, donated by member Dennis Welch, WB7VUM, is also located in Arlington County and is open for general amateur use. It transmits on 449.325 MHz and receives on 444.325 MHz. A subaudible PL (CTCSS) tone of 151.4 Hz is required on your 444.325 MHz signal to access it.

Both repeaters are coordinated by T-MARC, the Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council. You can find information on these and other repeaters in the area on the T-MARC website.

Weekly Bulletin & Net

Listen to bulletins of interest to the Amateur Radio Service from Newsline on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET (except for meeting nights), on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. A club net follows at about 7:20 PM.

All licensed amateurs are invited to check into the net. More information is at this link.

Officers

Office Name Call
President Mike Callaham NW3V
Vice President Doug Marshall KK4QFR
Secretary Paul Wilson KI4PW
Treasurer Jack Person W2JWP
Activities Chairman Gary Sessums KC5QCN

Contact Information

You can mail club officers at w4wvp [at] arrl.net or make your inquiry on our weekly net. Discussions also take place on our public mailing list and on our members-only Yahoo Group mailing list.

For general information on the Amateur Radio Service, and to learn how you can become a radio amateur, see our Amateur Radio page.