W4UVA will hold an open house on Sunday, 10 November 2019, from 2-4pm at the W4UVA shack (amateur radio station). (See https://www.w4uva.org/location/ for directions.)
We will be operating a voice station and a digital station for DX (distance) contacts around the world; a satellite antenna and radio for making contacts through amateur radio satellites; a Winlink radio email station for sending email via amateur radio; and an amateur radio mesh networking node. We’ll also be prepared to talk about amateur radio emergency communications. Licensed amateur radio operators will be available to help you make your first contact if you are not yet licensed!
These are only a few of the many, many areas of interest you can pursue through amateur radio. Amateur radio even looks good on an resume when you’re looking for that first engineering or technical job! Drop by and learn about amateur radio and the W4UVA club.
University of Virginia Bicentennial Commemoration Special Event Station
Friday – Sunday, 4-6 October 2019 Daily from 1200Z-2300Z Frequencies: On (or near) 7.242, 14.242, 7.074, and 14.074. QSL: To receive a Special Event QSL card, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your QSL card to:
W4UVA Special Event Albemarle Amateur Radio Club P.O. Box 6833 Charlottesville, VA 22906
We placed the non-penetrating roof mount that will hold the positioner and antenna array for the secondary station. This Google Street View (https://goo.gl/maps/TerEzwA4p5J2) will give you an idea of what the array will be able to see. It is clearly a sub-optimal location in terms of sky view, but easily accessible for continued experimentation with antennas and new bands.
QSOPARTY Score Summary Sheet
Start Date : 2011-03-19
CallSign Used : W4UVA
Operator(s) : WF7I N4MJC KI4LGE KD5SDQ
Operator Category : SCHOOL-CLUB
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : MIXED
Gridsquare : FM08RA
Software : N1MM Logger V11.3.3
Score : 111,289!!
Bonus Station Summary
Callsign(s) : K4NVA, K4NVA/M
QSOs : 1
Points : 500
Rig : Omni VI with Ameritron ALS-600 Running 500 W
Antennas : 40 m inverted vee in woods; OCF dipole in woods
Soapbox : This is our second Virginia QSO party operated from W4UVA’s
club station in Charlottesville, VA
LOG BELOW Continue reading “Virginia QSO Party”
Dues collected: Alex, Will (collected previously), Pete (collected previous semester). Still owe: Matt, Kar, Mark
Discussed Emergency Comm. and Marge Sidebottom: Marge to give $2500 for tower; 1 drill/year to coordinate with W4UVA group; Later on more participation anticipated
Tower project updates: waiting for order to happen!
Licensing milestones: Alex upgraded to General, Mark upgraded to Extra, Will missed upgrade to Extra by one question
Winterfest: Mark and Bert going on Sunday the 28th, others doubtful or TBD
Antenna projects: TV antenna/amp to come down from silo (work on Friday); Need to do replacement for repeater antenna; Install 6m/2m/70cm whip for general use, on cable support mast at shack; OCF to be replaced with 80m dipole
OPERATORS: WF7I KJ4IEA KI4LGE
SOAPBOX: Our second year in recent history working the sweepstakes.
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V10.11.1
Note: 71 of 80 ARRL Sections worked
LOG BELOW Continue reading “ARRL Sweepstakes SSB”