ARES Presentation at Club Meeting

After the club meeting on November 3, 2017, Dave Adsit KG4BIR, local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Emergency Coordinator, gave an interesting presentation on ARES and how club members can learn more about the organization and activities of Virginia ARES District One. He was joined by the District Emergency Coordinator Greg Butler, KW6GB. Continue reading “ARES Presentation at Club Meeting”

Why Should You Get Licensed?

“Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra.”  from ARRL website

CLICK HERE to read more about the licenses and privileges associated with each of the three license classes.

Soldering Videos


Here are some videos on the correct (and incorrect) forms of soldering and practicing desoldering from various circuit boards and then soldering the components back onto the boards. There are also three excellent soldering video’s from the EEVblog (Electronics Engineering Video Blog) on YouTube that are included below for your viewing.

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ARRL – American Radio Relay League


The American Radio Relay League is the national association for amateur radio. This organization is amateur radio’s advocate and voice in protecting our bandwidth and promoting legislation and policies to support our hobby and its members. SVARC encourages its members to also be members of ARRL. It’s the best way you can support the health and ensure the future of amateur radio. Continue reading “ARRL – American Radio Relay League”