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10 Aug D-star | Comments

Attention: Local D-Star Users – New Equipment!

Attention: Local D-Star Users – New Equipment!

The VARC would like to inform local D-Star users that it has received the new D-Star VHF module and 1.2 GHz duplexer for the existing 1.2 GHz voice and data modules.  The VARC technical team is in the process of installing the new equipment at the clubs repeater site.  The equipment was provided via a […]

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15 May Contest | Comments

CQ…Field Day 2014 – June 28th & 29th

CQ…Field Day 2014 – June 28th & 29th

It is time to prepare for field day 2014!  The VARC had a great year last year by making one of the highest scores ever.  It almost time to do it again and VARC members are starting to gear up. If you are interest in participating this year go to the “Help Me” on the […]

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26 Nov Events | Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please have a wonderful and safe thanksgiving with your friends and family this year.  Don’t forget to wish your amateur radio friends who keep amateur radio going in your area a happy thanksgiving.  Most of all let us remember those who can’t be home for the holidays because they serving our country both domestically and […]

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05 Oct General | Comments

W4VLD Mailing List Server – Sign Up Today!

W4VLD Mailing List Server – Sign Up Today!

As of this year the VARC has stopped its regular mass emailing of area amateurs in regards to its activities and updates. This was done in a effort to limit the amount of email coming into personal email boxes and to better support those who are actually interested in keeping up with the VARC  and […]

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05 Oct Events | Comments

Honey Bee Bike Ride – October 5th

Honey Bee Bike Ride – October 5th

The  VARC provided communications support to the Honey Bee Bike Ride  in Hahira – Thanks to our members for their continued support of this event.

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16 Jul Events, General | Comments

2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree – K2BSA

2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree – K2BSA

Be sure to listen out for K2BSA this week as they are operating from West Virginia for the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. We will keep our D-Star repeater, W4VLD B,  connected to D-Star reflector 33A during the duration of the Jamboree. SSB in MHz: 28.390, 24.960, 21.360, 18.140, 14.290, 7.190, 3.940 PSK-31 in MHz: 28.120, 24.920, […]

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23 Jun Contest, Events | Comments

Field Day 2013… Goal 500 Points! – Best Score Ever! 2300 Points!

Field Day 2013… Goal 500 Points! – Best Score Ever!  2300 Points!

Members of the VARC just finished up field day for this year.  What a wonderful experience for members, visitors and perspective amateurs alike. Ham radio shouldn’t be hard but rather fun and enjoyable which is what this event was. It was great to see the following amateurs:  Bobby, Michael, Greg, Payne, Sheila, Barry, Tim, John, […]

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20 Jun Events | Comments

2013 Field Day – June 22 & 23

2013 Field Day – June 22 & 23

Make plans now to enjoy this year’s W4VLD Field Day. We’ll be operating at 5202 Phillips Road (Coordinates: 30.7432,-83.3949) in Valdosta. Don’t forget the potluck meal Saturday evening at 6:00pm. Even if you can’t stay for the whole event, at least make plans to come share some time with your fellow hams over a meal. […]

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15 Mar Testing | Comments

March 11th – Ham Radio Testing Results

March 11th – Ham Radio Testing Results

 We had three from Nashville, one from Alapaha, and a “walk-in” from Waycross.  All took the Technician test and passe!  The one from Alapaha then took the General and passed.  We had a good ham radio exam day! Congratulations to those who passed and are now new hams! Patricia McCloud, Gene Milton and Jim Freeman […]

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11 Mar General | Comments

March 11th – Ham VETS

March 11th – Ham VETS

Recently the VARC was contacted from members of the local American Legion post.  The wanted to know if any of the local vets who are also hams would be interested in joining the legion to promote both the legion and the VARC.  If you are a VET and this sounds interesting to you please contact […]

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