Challenging times call for creative solutions, and here’s a cool one: an ARRL-sanctioned virtual amateur radio expo with renowned speakers, exhibitors, and special conference rooms built on a virtual reality platform.
Non-geek translation: You can do this from the comfort of your own home (desktop, laptop, tablet, or computer).
You can’t keep a good ham down, and that was proven with a great Field Day 2020 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and Tom Sherwood KW4CW’s leadership. Social distancing and other pandemic precautions were taken, but the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club was on the air and well-attended, all things considered. We made over 600 contacts!
Thanks to John Foote W3GX for these great photos above and below. Tom KW4CW has already submitted our results. CLICK HERE to view/download the stats.
Mark your calendars next year for the fourth full weekend in June: June 26-27, 2021.
The club has decided they can safely conduct Field Day this year on June 27-28, even under the safety constraints of a 10-person limit. Because of managing the attendance, please let the club secretary know if you plan to attend and/or operate so a schedule can be set up.
The Dayton Hamvention for 2020 has been canceled. WWROF, in cooperation with the Hamvention organizers, wanted to create a fun way for people to celebrate the Hamvention experience over the air – the Hamvention QSO Party.
In memory of Ron, W8ILC, who became a silent key just two days after the Hamvention 2020 cancellation announcement. Ron had attended every Hamvention since the beginning.
This is a 12 hour fun event on Saturday of Hamvention May 16, 2020.
CLICK HERE for more info on rules, bands, operating hours, etc.
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 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”
Come to the Berryville Hamfest this Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and buy a chance (buy LOTS of chances!) for this Kenwood 950S with the DSP 10 option. Also included with the radio is a Rigblaster plug and play. This equipment is in excellent working order. Manuals and original boxes are included.
This drawing is used to support SVARC and is not part of the regular hamfest drawing. The winner must be present for the drawing to be held before noon.