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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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05 Sep D-star | Comments

Icom announces new mobile radio – IC-7100!

Icom announces new mobile radio – IC-7100!

Since ICOM revealed the new IC-7100 transceiver there’s been much speculation on price. Given that it’s an updated replacement to the IC-7000, and that it includes D-STAR, we know that the street price in the US will exceed the $1300 price tag on the 7000. But the question remains, how much more? There are few clues. One […]

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27 Aug Repeater | Comments

W4VLD TowerCam

W4VLD TowerCam

         

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28 Jul Events | Comments

Club Meeting Update- July 28th

Club Meeting Update- July 28th

The club met this evening at Steak N Shake for fellowship and to enjoy food, ice cream or a cool drink on this very hot of a day.  The turn out was surprisingly good for the summer months as many are out of town traveling.  It was very nice to see two familiar faces -Gina […]

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28 Jul Repeater | Comments

Repeater Site Progress – July 28th

Repeater Site Progress – July 28th

The repeater team met today to install the cable tray in the new equipment room.   The tray itself  was custom built from materials purchased from Home Depot.  It took most of the day to mount everything but the project is coming together as the various work projects are completed.  Some the last major items to […]

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25 Jul General | Comments

Looking for a low cost brand new dual band HT?

Looking for a low cost brand new dual band HT?

In today’s economy everyone is looking to pinch a penny.  Hams are notorious for being penny pinchers when it comes to equipment.  As everyone knows there are deals to be found on ebay for used equipment but here is a deal on brand new ham radio equipment. So if your a ham and your in […]

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24 Jun D-star | Comments

D-Star System Testing Update

D-Star System Testing Update

As many of you already know the D-Star project has been under way.  It was last month that the UHF D-Star (443.7125 MHz) repeater was placed on the air for testing.  It has been linked to systems all over the world and many contacts have been made by local stations who are D-Star capable. After […]

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