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| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wednesdays at 9 p.m. W4AVA repeater, 146.625 MHz (-600) tone 107.2. All Amateur Radio operators are welcome to participate in the net.

RACES Training

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

As you probably know, there is a significant overlap between members of the ARPSC and Arlington County RACES. Our RACES is sponsored by Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management. our goal is to provide support to augment county communications in the case of an emergency. To join RACES, there are several steps: Get Training in […]

With Just a WSPR

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

We were just passed along a great article: With Just a WSPR by Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. If you’ve never read about WSPR, it’s a great way to see which bands are open. Read the snippet below regarding this mode and follow the link to read the full article. It’s really amazing what you can do […]

It’s W4AVA’s 10th Birthday!

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

10 Years ago, Arlington County RACES was formed and along with it, W4AVA was registered with the FCC. Through the support of our county and the work of our most active club members, we are now the proud caretakers of our Nation’s Capital’s most powerful and widest area coverage repeater system!    

Join the 57th Jamboree on the Air This Saturday!

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is an on-air event centered around scouting. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other members of scouting work with ham radio mentors to make contacts on the air. This is one of the best ways to get the Amateur Radio merit badge. This world-wide event is in […]

King George County Repeater Work

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new repeater in the old cabinet… Significantly more sensitive than the old MFS5000 Motorola. Left to right: Steve, Dale, Wes, Dwayne. Northern Neck ARC repeater committee members. Pic taken by Dave Jordan, WA3GIN.

The Safe Way to Enjoy CW with your Wine

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

CQ’s July Editorial: Emergency Communication is not just Public Service

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

CQ’s July Editorial rebuffs ARRL’s inartful attempt to downgrade Emergency Auxiliary Communications Volunteers to a basic Public Service category! What’s in a name? The name we give to what we do greatly influences how people perceive it. From things like car accidents to supporting local government communications in an disaster, we definitely provide an effective […]

Seen at the Berryville hamfest…

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t want to lol when they see this shirt? 😉

Summer Is Finally Here…

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally winter is gone. The leaves are on all the trees . . . and absorbing RF. It’s time for antenna work, Hamfests, and Field Day. Think about insuring that your VHF and UHF path to our great ARPSC repeater system is solid. Check out the mast height, coax connections, and lightning protection. And take […]

Hurricane Tracking

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments