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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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Moody Air Show – October 27th

Moody Air Show – October 27th

For the October club meeting it was decided that VARC members would attend the Moody AFB 2012 air show.  Several members did and of course everyone enjoyed the blue angels and their awesome air display.   Several people stopped by KI4ROO’s military communications truck to learn about it and Amateur Radio in general.

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07 Oct Events | Comments

Oct 6 – Honey Bee Festival Bike Ride

Oct 6 – Honey Bee Festival Bike Ride

At around 6:30 AM members of the VARC met at the  Burger King at exit 22.  The APRS team is responsible for installing APRS trackers in the sag-wagons that follow the last rider for each route.   After a quick breakfast the team went the Hahira skate park to install the equipment before the ride start […]

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29 Sep Events | Comments

Club Meeting – September 29th

Club Meeting – September 29th

On Saturday evening the VARC held its September club meeting. The meeting started with everyone present enjoying a meal and then a very informative session on the clubs progress for the year and upcoming events.  The club also gained three new members K4HVR, KK4LOC and KK4JJH.  The following is the agenda for items discussed at […]

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29 Sep General | Comments

September 25th – Science Cafe’

September 25th – Science Cafe’

On Tuesday September 25th members of the VARC attended a free presentation provided by the Science Cafe’ at the Thomas University Hawk’s Nest in Thomasville.  This month’s speaker was Sir Harold Kroto the director of the chemistry department at FSU.  Sir Kroto’s presentation was on the accomplishments of leading scientists through history and the importance […]

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