ALEXANDRIA RADIO CLUB
FCC LICENSE SCHOOL DIGITAL REGISTRATION FORM
(Fall 2021 Class Schedule)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
First Class Date: Each Tuesday, beginning October 5th, 2021.
The required FCC Exam will be given on the last session on December 14th 2021. Class Start Time: 1900 hours until 2100 hours (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Teaching Site: Either in person at Alexandria Police Department Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA (Just off Duke Street about 1 block west of Quaker Lane) or via Zoom Meetings depending on the COVID-19 assembly regulations. Cost: ARRL License Manual $30.00 + FCC Exam Fee $15.00 + Class Material $5.00 = $50.00. We prefer cash or checks at the first class since PayPal charges us transaction fees.
WEEKLY NET – Thursday 20:00 hours on 147.315 MHz, tone 107.2
Formal NTS traffic accepted.
Amateur Radio and ARES announcements accepted.
Check-ins from all amateurs accepted.
EMCOMM Training encouraged.
Comments from all stations on the roster when requested.
Wednesday 20:00 hours DSTAR Net on 145.380 DV Please enable gateway mode.
CLUB VIRTUAL MEETINGS – Second Friday at 19:00 hours
Zoom Meetings: Until future Notice an eMail Invitation sent in advance for Zoom app connectivity. To subscribe for email invitation send N8IK at ARRL dot NET a request to be added.
LOCATION Regular MEETING will be resumed upon Governor's approval - Alexandria City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Community Room at 3600 Wheeler Avenue at the intersection of Duke Street and Quaker Lane. Public Parking in front of EOC building. WARNING: Do NOT park on Wheeler Avenue, as the City's ticketing protocol applies. TALK-IN on 147.315 repeater.
CLUB MISSION & PURPOSE
MISSION is commitment to advancing community citizens awareness of ham radio communication technologies and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing certifications in collaboration with American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
PURPOSE is comm support requests by City of Alexandria's Emergency Services Office (EMS), Alexandria Red Cross, George Washington's Birthday Parade, Marine Corps Marathon, and Bull Run Meet.
ARC Club Officers
KI4D - Donovan (Don) Lewis - President
KM4GML - Mark Bonanno - Vice President
KW4UJ - Richard Morani - Treasurer
KM4KLK - William H Wilson - Secretary
KA4GFY - Rich Adamy: Training / Club Trustee
N4ASX - Rick Bunn: ARC-Shorts Editor, ARES
N8IK - Ian Keith: Club Info
KI4MWP - Marshall DeBerry: DSTAR Administrator
KW4UJ - Richard Morani, N8IK - Ian Keith: Webmasters
ARC Field Day 2019 VA QSO Award
Arlington ARC – 2019 Field Day Guest
ARC Member ~ Lane Thurmond K4QFS
Lane Thurmond Equipment Gift to ARC 6-15-2019
This is a note of acknowledgement and many thanks to Lane Thurmond for
equipment donations to the Alexandria Radio Club at the monthly club meeting
last night. Lane donated the following equipment (see attached photo):
1. FT-897 transceiver with attached LDG AT-897 tuner
2. Astron 35A (13.8V/35A) power supply
3. Goldsource DF1790-1320 (13.8V/20A) power supply
4. LDG AT-600 Pro tuner
These units will be available for use at Field Day 2019 by the Club. Lane and his family will be departing shortly for
military duty on Guam where his wife will serve as a Captain in the United
Don, KI4D ARC - VP
ARC member Robert Anderson KJ4RBD ~ 2 meter antenna <$7 dollars
Alexandria Radio Club Donation by Chuck Watson, K4NMO
K4NMO Donated Equipment
* A complete multi-bank “Go-Kit” that was used to support the Marine Corps Marathon, including an ID-1
* A Buddipole Kit
* A tri-mode Comet GP-98 antenna
* Military (poles) antenna mast sections
* Harbor Freight solar panel system
* 65AH 12V battery in a battery carrying case – this is kept in the bed of my truck with my battery bank for maintaining charg* 65AH 12V battery in a battery carrying case – this is kept in the bed of my truck with my battery bank for maintaining charge
Charles Watson, EdD. K4NMO, obtained his general license while a member of the Alexandria’s Radio Club in 2003. He became interested in amateur radio public service, he built an emergency all band remote radio station that can be powered by batteries, solar or AC. He has operated the mobile station to support Marine Corp marathon’s Echo medica station. Because of increasing demands on his time, he recently donated his all band remote station with accessories to the Alexandria Radio Club hoping to benefit the Club’s missions and capabilities. Chuck, who works at MITRE corporation, obtained his doctorate from the George Washington University studying the interrelationships among police officers and how members of police organizations develop trust. He began his career as a deputy sheriff in Lyon County, Kansas; Shawnee County, Kansas; and also worked in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Presently he is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University ethics for information technology managers and is the deputy chair of Fairfax County Virginia’s Industrial Development Authority.
Our new 70cm DMR Repeater is on the air! Many thanks to Pat KF4MTV for acquiring the XPR8400 repeater from the City of Alexandria, and to Jay KD4BPZ and James K4JK for adding us to the DMRVA network. We're on 442.4125+, Color Code 1, with talkgroups at http://www.dmrva.org/talkgroups/. Get your DMR radios programmed and start using the repeater! Codeplugs for some popular radios are at http://www.dmrva.org/downloads/. Remember, you MUST have a DMR ID available free at https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/userreg.cgi 73, Ian N8IK
New law in Virginia effective 7/1/2014.
608. Special license plates for amateur radio operators. The law eliminates the requirement that vehicles must have radio transmitting and receiving equipment permanently installed in order to be eligible for special license plates for amateur radio operators. 73, Ian N8IK
If you like DX, and who doesn't, these are great books! Great DX Books! Experience the joy of the chase, the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory!
(1) The Complete DX'er by Bob Locher, W9KNI
A guide-book for the rising DX hunter since its first edition in 1983.
(2) A Year of DX by Bob Locher - W9KNI's personal account of the challenges, joys and sorrows in pursuit of the Holy Grail - winning the CQ DX Marathon.
(3) Adventures of a DXpeditioner by Roger Western, G3SXW
Are you a DX'er? Have you longed to be on the other side of the pile-ups? Do you dream of taking a rig to exotic locations?
73, Ian N8IK