Gobblerfest!

Gobblerfest was a great success!

 

Thanks for coming by to check us out, we look forward to seeing people at our next meeting: September 18th, 7:30 PM in 232 Squires.

We had a lot of fun with demonstrations of packet radio, HF voice and digital, sattelite, and a few homebrew antennas.

 

2012-09-06 Simplex Net

We had a healthy first simplex net of the semester tonight.

Checkins:
KK4EDI
WQ3C
KK4DKK
W9KIC
K4HZ
KK4GCW
N3PB

I (KK4EAB) was able to hear everyone q5.
Mitch (WQ3C) gave the following signal reports:
KK4EAB - S9+20
KK4EDI - nothing
KK4DKK - S5Q0
W9KIC - nothing
K4HZ - S5Q0
KK4GCW - S7Q4
N3PB - S9Q5

Thanks everyone for checking in.

Operating in the US under a foreign permit

http://www.arrl.org/foreign-licenses-operating-in-u-s

That describes in a nutshell how to operate amateur radio in the US under a foreign license.  The following is a link to a list of countries with which the US has a reciprocal agreement.

http://www.arrl.org/reciprocal-permit

In this area, operating under a reciprocal permit, one would attach a "W4/" prefix to their callsign.

Presentation From Tonight's Meeting

Here's a copy of the presentation outlining new club structure.

 

Organizational Meeting Presentation

 

I'm afraid some of it doesn't make sense without the accompanying 1.5 hour narration and Q&A session, but this will be a reference for anyone that wants to revisit it.

Meeting - 4 Sep - 1930 - 232 Squires

Just a friendly reminder of our first meeting of the semester.  232 Squires Student Center at 7:30 PM this Tuesday evening (September 4th).

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First Antenna Day -- Success!

Including Mitch hosting the event, we had a total of four people at our first Antenna/Hardware day.  Many thanks to Hunter, Danny, and Ben for coming out!


VTARA IRC Channel

VTARA also has an IRC channel, #vtara on Freenode.

 

irc://irc.freenode.net

 

VTARA members activate Adak Island, Alaska

http://dxing.at-communication.com/en/kl7-kj4oap_kl7-w2nfa_kl7-k8gu_adak-...

 

Three local hams are on Adak Island through the 12th of September in support of their research.

Longtime club member and affiliate, KL7/WA4DOX sent an inspirational message to the listserv after contacting the Adak Island group.

First Meeting - 4 Sep - 1930 - 232 Squires

The first VTARA meeting this semester will be the 4th of September at
1930 in 232 Squires Student Center.

Changes at VTARA 2012-2013

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K4KDJ on Facebook

K4KDJ now has an official Facebook presence.  The Executive Committee will be group administrators, and as officer turnover occurs the new club officers will become administrators of this group.  Please share with VTARA members, alumni, and friends!

 

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