|Meetings:||Usually Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 P.M., Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd. (US 50), Arlington,VA. Nonmembers are invited to attend.|
|Net:||Tuesday (except meeting nights) at 7:30 P.M., 144.87/145.47 MHz FM|
|Information:||Jack Reed, WA4FXX, firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail), (703) 685-7933 (phone).|
The March 21 meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club will be held at the usual time (1930L) and place (4333 Arlington Blvd). Dan Zeitland from the Potomac Valley Radio Club, the premier contesting club in the region if not the nation, will be talking on Amateur Radio Contesting. This is where you can compete nationally and internationally with 2 or 3000 other hams on a relatively level playing field. In what other sport can you play against the very best?
Hope to see everyone there!
--Adam, KG4VNC, AARC Secretary
Web updates: Due to popular demand, there is now an application form for the club on the web site- on the right hand navigation bar under the "Legal Information" section. This can be filled out and either printed or submitted online, in which case it is mailed to the club officers.
Virginia QSO Party: Preparations are currently under way for the club's participation in the Virginia QSO Party. Hopefully by the 3/21 meeting we'll have some idea about the scores and how everything went. The club station will be open on Sunday 3/19 for anyone who wants to operate, starting at noon. On Saturday Adam/kg4vnc and Dan/n8ysz (at least) are planning on operating as W4WVP/P from the Hogwallow Flats Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Everything is all set for two stations (VHF/UHF and HF), including two antennas and all the supporting equipment. Anyone else who wants to come down and operate Saturday, between 1pm and 4 or 5pm, please let us know! As usual, thanks to the Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club/SPARC for putting this together again!
Mike/NW3V forwarded an article about the "Best Radio for EmCom", and John/AF4PD commented that he would vote against Yaesu ft-8800 since it was too complex.
At 1935L Jack/WA4FXX called the meeting to order.
In addition to WA4FXX the following members were present: VP Dennis/W4PWF, Activities Chair Alan/KO4ALA, YT Secretary Adam/KG4VNC, Members: Mike/NW3V, Roy/AI4GO, Bob/WB4KLJ, Chuck/KI4DHW, Ian/KI4DTP, Ken/WB4AKK, Arthur/W4ART, Dennis/WA4QMS, Paul/KG4PXF, Rich/WA3SXX, James/KB1JMV
WA4FXX- moved to approve the minutes as published on the web. Approved.
W4PWF- "mild meeting". Talking about electronic submissions for WAS and other awards.
A motion was passed to submit a correction of a flaw in the spread spectrum power level limitations to the FCC.
WA4FXX- Sage won over Clements in the Section Manager Election- by 50 votes- 4%. "So if you voted, your vote counted"
KO4ALA-giving out free ARES hats from Vienna Wireless [and they went quickly! -Ed.]
KO4ALA & NW3V went through NIMS ICS-0100 training.
KO4ALA suggested that the club look into having W4WVP signs made to put up on county welcome signs w/ rptr frequency.
WA4FXX- showed web report on Admiral Atkins' interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
WA4FXX- vote on W4ART membership- passed, W4ART welcomed to the club [Welcome, Art! - Ed.]
Roy/AI4GO's indoor antenna- done due to KO4ALA & N8YSZ.
440 antenna- no plans to install yet.
Net script- KO4ALA has started formalizing.
WA4FXX- wants to see formalized NCS info- for instance, who is primary, secondary, what to do if rptr is down, etc.
KO4ALA asked how the 6m test went. KI4DHW reported that 4 people participated, self, N8YSZ, two others in Falls Church. KI4DHW couldn't hear FC stations.
WA4FXX reported that there was no interest in the CW contest so the club station didn't open. Also reported that during the RTTY contest the nomic didn't work with PTT. There was spirited conversation between WA4FXX and W4PWF as to the state of the nomic's functionality.
WA4FXX- Virginia QSO Party- March 18/19. W4WVP will be open on the 19th.
KG4VNC- still interested in mountain-topping
WA4FXX- next contest is CQ worldwide prefix
W4ART- winterfest Sunday 2/26 8am-2pm. NERA annual meeting will be at the Merrifield Silver Diner at noon.
WA4FXX- Arlington County badges must be returned. Collected from WA4FXX, KG4VNC, KI4DHW, NW3V. Need to double check issue list, then return to Arlington.
The meeting was adjourned at 2040 local time.Respectfully submitted,
22-Feb-2006 ARLB004 Section Manager Election Result Announced
08-Mar-2006 ARLX001 ARRL Staff Member John C. Hennessee, N1KB, SK
This is just a sample. For other recent bulletins, check out http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/, or listen to W1AW.
The Arlington Amateur Radio Club
4333 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203