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).
Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, SK
The Club mourns the passing, July 1, 2016, of our Vice President and former ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, Ph.D., P.E., W4PWF of Arlington, Virginia.
Dr. Bodson, an electrical engineer and retired National Communications System executive, served our Nation and the Amateur Service for decades. He received the IEEE Steinmetz Medal among his honors.
The ARRL has more information about Dennis' career and contributions at this link.
We meet the third Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 PM 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.
NOTE: The July 2016 meeting will convene at the Westover Branch of the Arlington Public Library, 1644 North McKinley Road, Suite 3.
About W4WVP Repeater
The W4WVP repeater is located in Arlington County and utilizes several remote receivers. This repeater is open for general amateur use. W4WVP 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 repeater is coordinated by T-MARC, the Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council. You can find other repeaters in the D.C.-Delaware-Maryland-Northern Virginia-West Virginia region on the T-MARC website.
Weekly Bulletin & Net
Club volunteers transmit bulletins of interest to the Amateur Radio Service including Newsline and ARRL Audio News on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET (except for meeting nights), on the W4WVP repeater. A club net follows at 7:30 PM.
All licensed amateurs are invited to check into the net. More information is at this link.
|Vice President||Doug Marshall||KK4QFR|
|Activities Chairman||Randy Kelly||WB4MJF|
For general information on the Amateur Radio Service, and to learn how you can become a radio amateur, see our Amateur Radio page.