Extra Class Licensing Class To Be Offered In Area

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.

2020 SVARC Officers

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

SVARC Christmas Party December 14, 2019

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”

Fort Valley Endurance Ride Communications Update

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”

Modeling Presentation

EZNEC Main Windowby 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”

SVARC Clubhouse Work Day Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

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.

Special Presentation from Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH

Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH and Ross Slater KE4BCN
Speaker Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH and SVARC VP Ross Slater KE4BCN (left)

The clubhouse was at full capacity, and we were treated to an excellent and interesting presentation by Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH on the ARRL’s recently-launched Volunteer Monitors (VM) program. Hollingsworth is overseeing the development and implementation of this program, which will replace the Official Observers (OO) program. Continue reading “Special Presentation from Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH”