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Th e P re si de nt 's   Me ss ag e. ..  March 2017
As I write this message our friends and relatives in the Northeast are experiencing winter storm “Stella” which may break some records in that area. I am sure our Ham operator companions in that region are geared up and ready to help at a moment’s notice so to all the first responders and radio operators in that area, please stay safe and warm throughout winter’s fury. You all are much appreciated.

Jeff N4XI and Sid WA4MBS share their knowledge and expertise...The Club continues to expand with new members joining the group each month. Our collective pool of knowledge also continues to grow with each new member. A great aspect to the Amateur Radio hobby is that people are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with others. Let’s face it “Ham People” are communicators and we are willing to help and share what we know with others. We are experimenters who like to tinker with “Stuff” and see how it works and if it does work, is it any better than before? There seems to be no end to the experimentation which is one of the reasons the hobby appeals to younger people. Your imagination is the only limit.

At this past meeting our guest speaker from Culpeper was Larry Specht, N4ILS. He did a presentation on “Power line and other interference to radio reception.” Larry has worked in this field for many years and informed the group about the many forms of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) that are out there in the environment. Larry explained methods of detection and correction for such interference and his Power Point photos were very helpful and allowed the group to visualize these problems, thank you Larry for a great presentation.

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Our April speaker will be myself and the topic is Nikola Tesla one of my favorite people from the past.


Bill Steo, K4FZE


Photos of Jeff, Sid, and Larry courtesy of Steve Bowman.  Nice work and thank you Steve.
Photo of the BIG OLD John Deere "toy" courtesy of the owner, Bill Steo.  Nice! Thanks Bill


Who are we and why do we exist?
Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club (GCVARC) is an ARRL Affiliated Club. Our purpose is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fellowship, and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct our programs, training, and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in our community and the world.  All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications are eligible for membership.

When do we meet?
Please join us. We meet the 1st Thursday each month, 6:00 PM at The Blue Ridge Cafe, Ruckersville, VA. Visitors welcome. If there are events impacting the meeting schedule, you will see a notice in the banner.
How do I Contact the GCVARC?

Radio: Repeaters: 145.470 MHz  151.4, neg offset & 443.900 MHz 151.4, pos offset, & Simplex: 146.580 MHz

Email: contactus@gcvarc.org

USPS: GCVARC, PO Box 463, Ruckersville, VA 22968


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