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Field Day 2016 - June 25 & 26 - Monday, June 06, 2016

Field Day 2016 is on the 25 and 26th of June this month. It will be at Lenn Park, 18063 Stevensburg Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701 again this year. Field Day is a public event that encourages the community to come and see amateur radio on display, and get on the air to talk to other operators across the US, Canada and possibly around the world

 Photography services provided by Mike Connor of Kwik Shutter (Kwik Shutter.Zenfolio.com).

 

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

Friday, September 23, 2016

“Coping with the Solar Minimum” is the topic of the latest (September 22) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, an...

Amateur Radio Credited with Helping Injured Cyclist

Friday, September 23, 2016

Members of the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club (HARC) in Alabama had a role in getting help for a Louisiana cyclist injured in a September 17 group ride in Madison County, Alabama.

A representative of the sponsoring Spring City Cycling Club told WHNT-19 News that a number of riders, including Brian Guerrero, fell as a motor vehicle was passing in the opposite direction. The club spokesperson said ...

“RF Seismograph” Improved to Better Reflect Band Activity

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Scanning RF Seismograph, a real-time HF propagation-monitoring tool developed by the MDSR Team and Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW, now can show both combined band noise and activity and just band activity. The RF Seismograph, which covers 80, 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10 meters, is a project of the North Shore Amateur Radio Club (NSARC).

“We were able to extract signals from the noise and display the result...

Repeater Information

CARA is most notably known for the W4CUL repeater, and K3VB a 220mhz repeater. An Echolink node is tied in to the W4CUL Repeater and managed and maintained by KO2F.

  • W4CUL - 2m - 147.120 Mhz offset +600hz, PL Tone of 146.2
  • W4CUL - 70cm - 443.8 Mhz offset +5Mhz (448.8) no PL - FUSION Digital, and Analog FM 
  • K3VB - 224.180Mhz offset -1.2Mhz, No PL Tone
  • KO2F - Echolink node 300136 tied in to W4CUL