The President's Message May, 2017
Those of you who live near Ruckersville, Virginia are invited to stop by our tent at the main entrance to the Walmart parking lot and say hello.
The club has secured an events permit from the Shenandoah National Park Service to operate our “Mini Field Days” each month until November. The dates are May 20, July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 23, Oct 14, and Nov. 11.
Band and mode of transmission are the choice of the participants at the time of the event. We will usually be at an elevation of about 2,800-3,000 feet. Transmissions will be on the 2 meter FM simplex frequency of 146.580 and any open HF band so give a listen and hopefully, we can make contact. Hours of operation are any time between 9 AM and 3 PM on the dates stated.
At the end of our May meeting our Treasurer Sid, WA4MBS did a fine presentation on “Radio Signal Deviation”. He checked out several HTs with his test equipment and did a fine explanation for all. We can always learn a lot by listening to those around us. I believe we have two ears and one mouth for a reason, meaning we all should be listening twice as much as we speak. Thank you Sid.
Have fun with our hobby and enjoy.
GREENE COUNTY VIRGINIA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (GCVARC)
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
USPS: GCVARC, PO Box 463, Ruckersville, VA 22968