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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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11 Mar Events | Comments

March 10th- 5K Run

March 10th- 5K Run

Last Saturday morning VARC members gathered to support the Azalea City Festival 5K run.  Because of the help from the VARC the event went off with out any major issues and everyone running made it through the course safely.  And the weather was just perfect for both the run and the festival.  This will be […]

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11 Mar Events | Comments

March 2nd – Century Bike Ride

March 2nd – Century Bike Ride

This last Saturday club members and non club members took off their “I am No. 1” jerseys and put on the club colors to support the Century Bike Ride.  These giving members braved the early cold morning in order to setup communication and GPS tracking for the bike ride. The ride organizers were again very […]

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17 Feb Events | Comments

Open House – FSU Mag LaB – February 16th

Open House – FSU Mag LaB – February 16th

Every February, the Magnet Lab invites the public to spend the day at its world-class research laboratory, and every February, they come by the thousands. Open House typically attracts around 5,000 guests. The 2013 Open House will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event features something for […]

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17 Feb Hamfest | Comments

Orlando Hamfest Road Trip – February 9th

Orlando Hamfest Road Trip – February 9th

Several hams from the Valdosta area made a road trip down to Orlando for the hamfest.  The weather for the hamfest was excellent!  The fest was well attended from hams from all over the Southeast area.   There were several vendors selling new ham equipment and the flea market are had a lot of low cost […]

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26 Jan Members | Comments

Smokin Pig!

Smokin Pig!

Tonight was the first VARC meeting of the year.  Due to the unavailability of the normally scheduled meeting place the club meeting was held at the “Smok’in Pig” barbeque restaurant which is known for its great food.  The normal crew was present for a great evening of socializing and tasty barbeque.  Ham radio discussions centered […]

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13 Jan Members | Comments

Welcome to the New Year!

Welcome to the New Year!

Well 2012 is behind us and hopefully each one of us had a great holiday season to top it off.  We are well into the New Year now with the first Monday evening net behind us with 13 check ins.  So thirteen is our lucky number! The first testing session for the year was yesterday […]

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