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).
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.
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 (November) Meeting
The next regular meeting will be November 19 at the Knights of Columbus Chapter House, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207. The November meeting will be devoted to business, especially nomination and election of officers for 2020, and discussion of the proposed draft Constitution and By-Laws.
The complete address and phone information for the Knights of Columbus Chapter House is:
Edward Douglass White Council 5115 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22207-1811 Phone: 703-256-1656 x2
The meeting begins at 7 pm. Members and guests may arrive as early as 5:30 pm to eat and dine at the bar and grill or order food and drink to take upstairs to the meeting room. The menu is here.
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.