ARC Shorts – November 2010

News letter and meeting announcement for the Alexandria Radio Club.

Club repeaters and detailed info can be found at www.w4hfh.org 

Club Net: 147.315 (-600Khz, PL107.2) on Thursday’s at 8 PM local time

Club Meetings: Second Friday of each month at 7:30PM at the Alexandria Fire Training Center.

Minutes of the last meeting.

I missed the last meeting, but understand Tim KT4MV gave a great program on test gear and got many of our members interested in using test gear and maybe getting more interested in repairing there own gear.

Marine Corps Marathon.

Many of our members participated in the MCM.  This is a BIG event in the area for amateur radio.  From it’s start in 1976 to the present, our abilities and amateur radio technology have provided increased safety for up to 30,000 runners.

Our club’s leadership in D-Star digital

Our next meeting is scheduled for November 12th at the Alexandria Hospital HEC 1 and 2..  At 7:30 PM

Social Events

Many of the club members meet prior to our meetings at the Chicken Out Restaurant at Wilkes and Washington Street at 6 PM.  This is also a chance to meet our guest speaker as we offer to buy dinner for them prior to the meeting.

Monday Night Half Price Burgers – There is a group that gets together at Shooter MaGee’s on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM.  A good burger, and soft drink runs about $8.

Richmond Frostfest February 6th. Many of our members car pool.  As we don’t have a meeting before this event, check into out THURSDAY Night net to coordinate.

A Word or two from the President

Upcoming Contests

QSO parties are a great way to get started in contesting.  Most states have one.  They tend to be low key events.  If you’re working on DXCC, the ARRL DX contests are a good way to work new countries.

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