MONACO, 3A. Nobby, G0VJG will be QRV as 3A/G0VJG from October 1 to
5. QSL via G4DFI.
TANZANIA, 5H. Arne, OH2NNE will be QRV as 5H2DK from Moshi from
October 2 to 17. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. He
may also be active from different locations as well. QSL to home
KENYA, 5Z. Sig, NV7E will be QRV as 5Z4EE from Nairobi in the CQ WW
RTTY contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. In addition,
he will be active in the upcoming CQ WW SSB and CW contests. QSL
direct to home call.
MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Members of the Rhein Ruhr DX Association will
be QRV as CR3L from Santana, IOTA AF-014, in the CQ WW RTTY contest
as a Multi Op entry. QSL via DJ6QT.
AZORES, CU. A large group of amateurs will be QRV from September 28
to 30 as CU1ARM, CU2ARA, CU3URA, CU4ARG, CU5AM, CU6GRP, CU7CRA,
CU8ARF and CU9AC from nine populated Azores islands, IOTAs EU-003,
EU-175 and EU-089, as part of a demonstration promoting the role of
Amateur Radio emergency communications. Activity will be on 40, 20
and 17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL all calls via bureau or direct
via CU2CE. In addition, look for Mike, KI1U to be QRV as CT8/KI1U
during the CQ WW RTTY contest. He may also be active on satellite
AO-27 if conditions permit. QSL to home call.
GUAM, KH2. Dave, N2NL will be QRV as NH2T in the CQ WW RTTY contest
from Yigo. He also plans to be active in the upcoming CQ WW SSB and
CW contests. QSL via W2YC.
ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. In the CQ WW RTTY contest, look for Marko,
OH8KVY to be QRV as OH0I as a Single Op/Single Band entry on 20
meters. Juha, OH9MM will be QRV as OH0Z as a Single Op/Single Band
entry on 15 meters and Raimo, OH3BHL will be QRV as OH0KAG as a
Single Op/Single Band entry on 40 meters. QSL direct via OH3BHL,
W0MM and OH1KAG, respectively.
ARUBA, P4. Jim, W4TMO and Bert, N4CW will be QRV as P40G in the CQ
WW RTTY contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via operators'
CRETE, SV9. Uli, DJ9XB will be QRV as SW9XB in the CQ WW RTTY
contest as a Single Op entry. QSL to home call.
TURKEY, TA. Station TC2ZLH will be QRV from the Zonguldak
Lighthouse on September 29 and 30. QSL via TA1HZ.
ICELAND, TF. Members of the Tango Fox Radio Foxes will be QRV as
TF2RR in the CQ WW RTTY contest. QSL via TF3AO.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V. Steve, VP2V/AA7V is QRV from Virgin
Gorda until October 1. This includes an entry in the CQ WW RTTY
contest. QSL direct via NR6M.
BERMUDA, VP9. Ray, ND8L and Jamie, WW3S are QRV as VP9/home calls
until October 1. Activity is on the HF bands. They will be active
as VP9I in the CQ WW RTTY contest. QSL VP9I via N1HRA and all
others direct to home calls.
ALBANIA, ZA. Petr, OK1FCJ, Pavel, OK1DX and David, OK6DJ are QRV as
ZA/home calls until October 3. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will be active as ZA/OL8R in the CQ WW
RTTY contest. QSL ZA/OL8R and ZA/OK1FCJ via OK1DRQ, ZA/OK1DX via
OK1DX and ZA/OK6DJ to home call.
NEW ZEALAND, ZL. Members of the Quake Contesters Group will be QRV
as ZL3X from Sumner/Christchurch in the CQ WW RTTY contest. QSL via
SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. Look for Bernie, ZS4TX to be QRV in the CQ WW
RTTY contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ Worldwide RTTY DX Contest, NCCC
Sprint, Microwave Fall Sprint, Texas QSO Party and the UBA ON
6-Meter Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend. The
ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for October 2. The 432 MHz Fall
Sprint is scheduled for October 3.
Thursday September 27 2012 - 07:26PM
CONWAY REEF, 3D2.
A large group of operators will be QRV as 3D2C from September 24 to October 5. Activity will be on 160 to 2 meters, including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via YT1AD.
Chab, YT7WA is QRV as 4O/YT7WA from the Village of Buljarice until September 23. Activity is on the HF bands using BPSK and QPSK. QSL to home call.
Harald, DL7VSN will be QRV as 5H1HS from September 23 to October 13. This includes being QRV as 5H1HS/3 during a short trip to Lazy Lagoon Island, no IOTA. QSL to home call.
Enrico, IK2FIL will be QRV as 6V7X from Le Calao from September 24 to October 4. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ WW RTTY contest as a Single Op/Low Power entry. QSL via operator's instructions.
WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2.
Piju, 9M2PJU will be QRV as 9M2PJU/p from the Pertak dam in Kuala Kubu Bharu from September 22 to 24. Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters using CW. QSL direct to home call.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.
A group of operators will be QRV as DM50ITA from Fehmarn Island, IOTA EU-128, from September 21 to 23. Activity will be on the HF and VHF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau.
A group of operators are QRV as EG5INT from Columbretes Island, IOTA EU-069, until September 24. Activity is on all HF bands. QSL direct to EA5KA.
AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8.
Ron, N6XT and John, N7CQQ are QRV as KH8/home calls from Tutuila Island, IOTA OC-045, until October 1. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to home calls.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.
Jeff, K5WE is QRV as KP2/K5WE from St. Croix until September 26. Activity is on all HF bands using mainly CW and possibly some RTTY. QSL to home call.
John, OD5RW is again QRV on 80 to 10 meters, including 2 meters and 70 cm, using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and a variety of other digital modes, including D-Star. QSL via K8NA.
Special event station ON68POL is QRV until September 30 in remembrance of the liberation by the "Polar Bars" of the bridgehead of Rijkevorsel. QSL via bureau.
Jeoff, PD4JOF is QRV as PJ2/PD4JOF until September 29. QSL to home call.
Gab, HA3JB will be QRV as TA/HA3JB from September 22 to October 2. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ WW RTTY contest. QSL to home call.
ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.
Valery, RA0SS/0 is QRV from Kunashir Island, IOTA AS-025, until the beginning of October. Activity is on 30 and 20 meters. QSL to home call.
Rod, YJ8RN is QRV as YJ8RN/p from Loh Island, IOTA OC-110. Activity is mainly on 20 meters using SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.
SOUTH SUDAN, Z8.
Jim, K7QI and Diya, YI1DZ now hold calls Z81A and Z81D, respectively. Activity may be on 160 to 10 meters as conditions allow. QSL Z81A via K7GSE and Z81D via OM3JW.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, AGB NEMIGA Contest, DIG-PA Contest, FOC CW QSO Party, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, BARTG Sprint 75 and the 222 MHz Fall Sprint are all on tap for this weekend. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for September 26.
Thursday September 20 2012 - 04:56PM
|Regular Business Meeting Notes July|
Regular Business Meeting Notes
Treasurer’s Report: Balance as of 7/1/12:$4,812.83
Balance as of 7/31/12:$4,769.38
Secretary’s Report: (Given by J T Flannery, Secretary, RVARC) (If you would like a copy of the Secretary’s Report, please email J.T. Flannery at theron_flannery @ yahoo.com
Membership Report: (Given by Scott Fisher, in place of LeRoy Maxey)
Paying Members: 83
Family Members (those members who are considered a dependent of a paid member): 24
Life Members: 10
Total Membership: 117
Club Member Traffic Passed:
§Willie Carr, N4XE: o We will be having another FoxHunt on September 8th. Please get in touch with myself at leighanneb99 @ gmail.com or Willie at 343-5608 if you are interested.
§John Caroll, AE4CJ: o Brought information from the “Dignity Memorial” for Bob Hearn, KQ4DW which was held in West Virginia.
§Ron, AB4A: o Ron asked for the club to approve the $13.99 Website Renewal for W4CA.com and 12 months of web hosting for RVARC for $107.88. The motion was carried for $121.87 to be spent to renew these items.
§Phil Roark, K4WFO: o Presented information on the Hamfest sales. At this time, the club made approximately $500.00 profit from this event. There were 284 tickets told and an attendance of 30 to 35 people from the club at this event. Winners from the main door prizes included Suzanne Mann, Richard Robins, Brian Brindle, and Winston Corbitt. o If you have information from a Hat and Badge person, please send their contact information to Phil so that we may try to book them for our next Hamfest event. Phil’s contact info is proark @ rev.net §Ray Pillow, KK4HR o The RVARC will hold a Test Session at the Red Cross building in downtown Roanoke on August 19th at 2:00 p.m. If you are available to help, please contact Ray at kk4hr @ comcast.net
Traffic from Club President, Leigh Anne Brewster, KJ4YMK:
1) Special Thanks to Phil and Marion Roark for organizing this year’s Hamfest!
2) Thanks to Scott Fisher, Gary Webber, and Nancy Wood for making this year’s Field Day such a great success!
3) My position of President, along with the position of Treasurer will be open in September. Please notify the nominating committee members of who you wish to fill those positions. You may contact Nancy Wood at woodest2003 @ cox.net, LeRoy Maxey at jlmaxey1 @ ntelos.net, or Jerry Haislip at k1so @ aol.com to let them know who you would like to nominate. Elections are September 14th at 8:00 p.m.!!
4) From this point forward, you will be unable to get reimbursement for expenses from the RVARC if you do not submit the original receipt for the purchase. In addition, you may not have your own “personal” purchases on the same receipt. If buying for the club, you will need to purchase those items on a separate ticket. Also, please remember that purchases over $100.00 MUST BE pre-approved by the board and membership before the purchase is event made. Thank you!
UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS
August 18th--Tri-Club Picnic from 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. at Bedford's Falling Creek Park (across from the Sheriff's Office)-- Hot Dogs and Drinks to be provided...You will need to bring a covered dish if you'd like to attend and RSVP to me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
August 19th--VE Test Session @ Red Cross 2 p.m.
August 24th--SHORT PROGRAM—PSK 31
September 14th- RVARC Business Meeting @ 8 p.m.--NOMINATION/ELECTION OF NEW CLUB OFFICERS
September 15th- SPECIAL EVENT...Blue Ridge Bonanza 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
September 16th--VE Test Session @ Red Cross 2 p.m.
September 28th--SHORT PROGRAM-- The Titanic Expedition... October 15-19, 2012 School Club Round-Up.
November 3-5, 2012 November Sweepstakes, CW
November 17-19, 2012 November Sweepstakes, Phone
We are working on creating a digital Club Scrapbook/Album and need YOUR help! We need any and all pictures you have from club events. Please scan and/or email pictures to ak4dv @ yahoo.com or leighanneb99 @ gmail.com.
Other Club News
Welcome to Our Returning and Newest Members!
Larry Shelton, KB4KTI
Richard Taylor, KT4ZA
Alex Watters, KK4KHK
Greg Zimmerman, KK4KOV
UPCOMING SHORT PROGRAMS IN 2012
August- PSK 31
September- The Titanic Expedition!
Friday August 17 2012 - 03:03AM
|2012 ITT Scout Safety Day - Radio Merit Badge|
2012 ITT Scout Safety Day - Radio Merit Badge
Thanks to RVARC Elmers for supporting our community for the 2012 ITT Scout Day Radio Merit Badge event. Over 50 boy scouts earned their Radio Merit Badge, and hopefully inspired 50 future hams.
The scouts have a lifetime memory, as John K4JKA mined a boy scout special event station, W3S, on 40 m. W3S was a boy scout jamboree station in Pennsylvania for the 200th anniversary of Schuyllkill county, just loaded with scouts anxious to be on the air. The whole second session of 26 scouts got to work W3S. When asked about their favorite part of the Radio Merit Badge, our scouts universally said talking to the other scouts in PA was the absolutely #1 favorite part of their day.
That is what RVARC and elmering is all about, thanks for giving back to our community
73 Gary AJ4GL
Volunteered use of personal equipment:
On Site Elmers:
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Thursday May 17 2012 - 02:13AM
|Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Points|
Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Points
Attendance at Events and Meetings
5 points for each School Club Round-Up
5 points per QSO at each school max of 15 points)
20 points for volunteering at a school
VA QSO Party
20 points for operating/logging or submitting a log for the club’s station
10 points for tear down at the club’s station
40 points for chairperson
10 points for set-up
15 points for operating/logging
10 points for tear down
Festival in the Park
30 points for committee chairperson
10 points for set-up
15 points for operating or logging
10 points for tear down
40 points for Field Day committee chairperson
25 points for set-up
10 point minimum with a maximum point value of 100 points (duration of participation)
25 points for tear down
15 points for job or duty
40 points for committee chairperson
20 points for sub-committee chairperson
25 points for set-up
25 points for tear down
Blue Ridge Bonanza
50 points for being a station captain
30 points for committee chairperson
10 points for operating/logging at club’s station or at individual’s station
Amateur Radio Classes
30 points for being an instructor
30 points for chairperson
10 points for operating/logging
10 points for having a job/duty
10 points for tear down at club station
Parades 15 points for participation in the event
Bringing in a New Member to the Club 100 points Bringing a Guest to a Meeting 10 point per guest/meeting
VE Test Sessions
30 points for coordinator
10 points for Volunteer Examiners
Checking into the RVARC Wednesday Night Net
30 points for net control
5 points for checking-in
MAKE SURE TO READ BELOW!!! ***It is the club member’s responsibility to let Leigh Anne Brewster, KJ4YMK, President of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club, know if they attend any club events at which their attendance was not marked on a monthly basis. Points are tallied each month and will not be accepted 2 to 3 months or more late. Some examples are listed on the next page. If you were to attend the Club Auction and help set-up or tear down, make sure you sign some sort of paper to let me know you were there. If you help at Festival in the Park, make sure the person in charge puts your name down on the sheet. If you go to Field Day and help set-up, tear down, or perform a job/duty, make sure myself or someone else knows to mark that on the correct sheet so that your points will be counted. The same will go for Hamfest , Blue Ridge Bonanza, Parades, etc. If you attend an event or complete one of the duties listed above and your attendance or assistance was not marked, you will need to let me know as soon as possible. I can be reached at (540) 493-2317 or leighanneb99 @ gmail.com I hope this will be a positive way to encourage involvement in club events. I am looking forward to presenting the plaques, gift cards, and certificates at a later meeting this year. -Leigh Anne, KJ4YMK
Sunday January 22 2012 - 11:25AM