FROM THE DAYTON HAMVENTION FACEBOOK PAGE:
The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.
It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.
This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary.
More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted on our website www.hamvention.org.
Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.
General Chairman HV2020
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club will cancel all scheduled club meetings for March and April. Club officers will reevaluate if meetings will resume in May at the end of April. Please stay safe and follow CDC guidelines.
The Winter Fest and Dayton Hamvention have been canceled.
In accordance with urgent social distancing guidelines, our club’s VE sessions will also be canceled until further notice. We certainly hope things will be better soon and we can hold our famous Berryville Hamfest on the first Sunday in August.
SVARC welcomes Gordon Miller NQ4K back this year to tell us about the 2020 Virginia QSO Party, which will be held 21-22 March 2020. He will give his presentation at our regular club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at 7:30 in the clubhouse.
- CLICK HERE for Virginia QSO Party Summary and information
The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group, LARG, will be conducting an 8-week licensing class for the Extra Class beginning Monday, February 3rd. If any Shenandoah Valley ARC club members are interested in upgrading, they are welcome. More information is available at https://k4lrg.org/education/. All classes will be held at the Leesburg VFW on Monday evenings, 6 PM to 8:30 PM.
Each instructor is either a professional engineer or involved in teaching college-level courses in subjects overlapping amateur radio. This will be a good opportunity to not only upgrade but become better acquainted with the entire area of amateur radio.
On 1/16/20 Mick Stutler, W8BE will show how to make an Arduino Nano controlled USB PTT foot-switch for remote use with the SVARC Flex 6400. It is a easy and fun project that you can do to enhance your remote Flex operations. Come join us!
2020 is off to a great start with our 2020 officers in place and taking the reins of the club. Shown above, left to right
Vice President: Ross Slater, KE4BCN
President: John Kanode, N4MM
Treasurer: Rob Kinsley, NT4S
Secretary: Steve Pederson KN4IOU
SVARC 2020 TRUSTEES:
Gary Fortun, K4GJF
Larry Miller, KB6VAA
Sandy Bowen, KF4EKA
Thank you to the outgoing officers and trustees for their service to our club:
Mick Stutler, W8BE, outgoing Secretary
Bradley Strite, N3RBU, outgoing Treasurer
Sam Long, W4WSE, outgoing Trustee
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club’s annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 5:30 pm at the Boy Scout Center in Winchester (107 Youth Development Ct, Winchester, VA 22602). Food will be catered by Shaffer’s Catering and will be available by 6:15 pm. The cost for members and their guests is $5 each. The club will pay the rest. Continue reading “SVARC Christmas Party December 14, 2019”
This event will be held Friday the 25th and Saturday the 27th. There have been changes to the trail and information needed by amateur radio volunteers. We’re pasting some recent email communication below, but please make sure you’re in touch with SVARC liaison Duane Martin, KK4BZ, for the latest information. Continue reading “Fort Valley Endurance Ride Communications Update”
by Roger Steyaert K7RXV, SVARC meeting on Sept. 19, 2019
Roger K7RXV gave an excellent presentation on various modeling programs and how they can be used by amateur radio operators to measure and predict such things as circuit performance and antenna performance. Programs mentioned included Spice, SimSmith, and EZNEC. Continue reading “Modeling Presentation”
Hey everyone — we’ve got a long list of “To Do” items that involve maintenance of our valuable clubhouse, and some of them really need to get done before winter weather sets in.
We’d like to knock as many of them out as possible by inviting as many club members as possible to come Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at 9am. Please let Gary Fortun K4GJF know if you can’t come then but would still like to help.