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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).

70-cm Repeater Temporarily Off the Air

The W4WVP 70-cm repeater is temporarily off the air, in order for the landlord to install a new TV transmitter antenna. The outage should end by July 19.

Field Day 2019 Was a Blast

Weather could not have been more perfect at the Field Day 2019 encampment of the Alexandria Radio Club, which Arlington Amateur Radio Club members attended. So why were operators in screened tents treated to sudden horizontal driving blasts of water in the midnight hour? The cause was anthropogenic: the automated sprinkler system turned on.

Alexandria Radio Club Field Day 2019 Chair Don KI4D has posted some photos on this site and, on the Alexandria Radio Club home page, asks that you contact him "if you took a lot of good photos."

Meetings

We meet the third Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 8:30 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 (August) Meeting

The next regular meeting will be August 20 at, as usual, the St. Thomas More Cathedral School starting at 7 pm. Activities Chairman Gary KC5QCN asks you to suggest a speaker or topic for the program and for future programs. You may email Gary at kc5qcn :: at :: arrl.net .

The old business portion of the meeting will include further consideration of the proposed new Constitution and By-Laws proposed by the Constitution Committee at the July meeting along with proposed changes emailed before the August meeting. The proposed new (aka Draft) Constitution and By-Laws will be emailed to the ArlingtonARC Yahoo! group, and suggested changes should be emailed to KC5QCN before the August meeting. Old business will also include consideration of changes in messaging and maybe web hosting proposed in general terms by Gary KC5QCN.

Coming Hamfests

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 online.

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