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Arlington Amateur Radio Club

Arlington County, Virginia USA

An Affiliate Club of the American Radio Relay League

Meetings

The Arlington Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month, usually at the Arlington Knights of Columbus located at 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207. However, in-person meetings have been suspended temporarily because of state and county rules regarding COVID-19. We will have online meetings instead.

When we do meet in person, we meet in the first floor conference room at the Arlington Knights of Columbus. Several club members usually gather around 5:30 PM in the bar area for food and cold frosty beverages before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The next monthly meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club will be virtual, on Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Login details will be published on the memders-only Yahoo group.

Our August 18 meeting may be in congregated mode, at KoC, but this is uncertain. Please revisit this page for updates.

Field Day 2020

At the June 16 virtual meeting, AARC President Gary KC5QCN said he had polled members for interest in a congregated Field Day, and he assessd little interest in a congregated Field Day operation. So, we said at the time, please get on the air, at home, using your own callsign, have fun, and submit a log as described at www.arrl.org/field-day, and BE SURE to specify "Arlington ARC" as your club, so that Arlington ARC will benefit from your QSOs and scores and, most importantly, from your participation.

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Now that Field Day 2020 is over, we hope you did have fun, even if not eating items grilled by other hams. Do, please, submit your log, and BE SURE to specify "Arlington ARC" as your club.

Coming Hamfests

Recent Photos

Our Photos page shows recent photos.

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 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. Check-ins follow the newscast.

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

Officers

Office Name Call
President Gary Sessums KC5QCN
Vice President Doug Marshall KK4QFR
Secretary Paul Wilson KI4PW
Treasurer Jack Person W2JWP
Activities Chairman Vacant N0CALL

Contact Information

You can mail club officers at w4wvp [at] arrl.net or make your inquiry on our weekly net. Discussions also take place online.

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