Introducing the brand new ARRL Radio Laboratory, W1HQ! Join Jherica Goodgame, KI5HTA, as she walks you through everything there is to know about this newest edition to ARRL Headquarters.
The ARRL Radio Lab is an innovative test space designed to reshape the way we imagine and build a ham radio shack. From a decluttered workspace and a digital user interface to be able to remote into the station from anywhere, W1HQ is a step toward the future of amateur radio. Produced by Alex Norstrom, KC1RMO
SVARC Club member Duane Martin KK4BZ has been helping Mike Jessop WB3JVD and his wife Maggie prepare Mike’s amateur radio gear for sale. The Jessops are downsizing and dealing with health issues. Duane has meticulously cataloged the gear and taken pictures of each piece. We’ve uploaded the list and numbered pictures to a Google Docs folder which can be found if you CLICK HERE. If you want to buy anything, please contact Duane KK4BZ (firstname.lastname@example.org). Anything not sold by this weekend will be taken to the Berryville Hamfest SVARC Club table.
We’re showing the list below and you can CLICK HERE to find the list of pictures of each item:
The 2022 Berryville Hamfest is almost here: Sunday, August 7! Everyone’s ready to get out and get together and see some STUFF! We’ll have it all — commercial vendors for your new amateur radio equipment, antennas, cable, and parts, hats, badges, shirts, and so much more (SEE LIST OF INSIDE VENDORS), and tailgaters all over the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, Virginia, for those treasures and bargains you’ve been looking for.
Check out our new website for information on the event, vendors attending, and answers to the most frequently asked questions. And if you have a question that needs answering, use the CONTACT FORM. Check it out and tell your friends!
7/22/22 Update: Indoor Table Space Available!
We still have a few spaces available in the Horticulture and Arts & Crafts Building (and ONE table available in the Ruritan Building). Fill out the no-obligation request form HERE to let the Vendor Coordinator (Mick W8BE) know what you’d like. But act soon — we have to submit our table rental order to ensure we have enough tables.
The 2nd annual CCAP Bike event will be held August 27, 2022. Our SAG/COMMS team is still looking for about 5 more operators; preferably with a mobile radio capability and ability to carry bicycles and/or cyclists to the start point at Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center. For more information or to signup please contact Steve Blankinship, ag4so <at> outlook.com or Dave Adsit, kg4bir98 <at> gmail.com. The event information can also be found here: https://www.bikereg.com/2nd-annual-ccap-benefit-bike-tour
The Woodstock Amateur Radio Group, spearheaded by Carl Dennis NX3A and supported by several SVARC members from Shenandoah County, operated Special Event Station K4S from inside Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, VA, on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, from 9AM to 5PM each day. The event was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shenandoah Caverns.
The station was set up 90 feet underground at the foot of the stairs where tour groups descended from the main building. Setup was a big undertaking, with 260 feet of coax from the off-center-fed 80-meter dipole down to the station’s ICOM 7300.
In spite of the high noise level, well over 250 contacts were made to stations throughout the United States as far west as California as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. We later learned that many stations heard us and tried to call, but we couldn’t pull them out of the noise. Certificates were available for those contacting K4S during the event in exchange for a QSL card and an 8.5 X 11 SASE.
We got lots of looks and a few questions from tourists passing by. Literature about Amateur Radio was offered to those interested. Joe Proctor of Shenandoah Caverns was extremely enthusiastic about the special event station being a part of their anniversary events planned throughout the day that culminated in an impressive fireworks display Saturday evening.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this unique event.
Until further notice, meetings will be at the clubhouse, with optional Zoom access if technology cooperates. Members will receive the zoom link by email. If you aren’t a member and want the Zoom link, please use the CONTACT FORM on this website to request it.
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The next Berryville Hamfest will be held on 8/07/22 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA, and is scheduled there each year on the first Sunday in August. Find out more at https://berryvillehamfest.com