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).
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.
Next (December) Meeting
The December 18 meeting will be at the Saint Thomas More Cathedral School, as usual, but in the Cafeteria, not in the classroom. It will be a pot-luck seasonal party. We do not plan to conduct business, except our Treasurer will probably be on hand to collect and receipt dues. However, this plan is subject to change, so revisit this page freqently and monitor our net and mailing lists. Why would the plan change? This year, as in previous years, some members would like us to party at a restaurant. At the November meeting, it was decided that partying in the school Cafeteria will be the default, as further research and debate continues. Activities Chair Gary KC5QCN suggests visiting this site for a list of candidate venues, some of which were discussed at the meeting. We would also like to hear from non-members on this topic, because a potential benefit of partying elsewhere, cited by proponents, is that it might attract interested potential members.
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.
|Vice President||Doug Marshall||KK4QFR|
|Activities Chairman||Gary Sessums||KC5QCN|
For general information on the Amateur Radio Service, and to learn how you can become a radio amateur, see our Amateur Radio page.