The Jim Bailey Award Committee met to discuss the award for 2019.
More details will be posted soon, but be thinking about people to nominate for this
award. The award is for a member making significant contribution to amateur radio in
the WMSBG area. Nominations need to be sent to any committee member by email or
written letter and include the name and a reason or justification for the award.
Committee members include Bill, NR4C, Ed, K1NUH, John, AI4QQ, Chris, KC4CMR, and Dave, AJ4XV.
During the October club HOP (Hour of Power) session, Michael, K4MRO, gave a presentation and demonstration of Digital hand held voice operation and talked about some of the many versions of this technology. Jim, AF4QG, used his mobile radio to provide a contact for Michael during the demonstration.
And during the monthly club meeting, Wally, WA3RWP, presented Kerry, NH2A, with his ARRL Instructor Certificate and Patch for his work teaching the General Course.
Our meeting program was presented by Bill, NR4C, on his repair work on Astron power supplies.
K4MRO discusses Digital voice operation
WA3RWP presents certificate and patch to NH2A
Our October VE license testing Session will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at The James City Bruton Fire station, 3135 Forge Road, Toano VA 23168 starting at 10 am. (see map below). All candidates and VE’s should park in the large parking lot in the back of the Station rather than in the front parking lot.
All those who wish to either upgrade your current license or take the exam for the first time are welcome. The cost is still $15. The amount can be paid by check (made out to the ARRL VEC) and of course cash is always taken.
Candidates who already have a valid license should bring:
a photo ID, your current official copy of your license or CSCE and a copy of that license or CSCE which must be turned in as well as either your social security number or your FCC/FRN registration number (which is on your license).
Those who do not have a license should bring: a photo ID and either your social security number or FCC/FRN registration number.
The SS number or FCC/FRN number must be provided on Form 605 and provided to the ARRL and the FCC. (A copy of your SS card is not needed)
Calculators are allowed and we will provide scrap paper if needed, however, cell phones are not allowed to be used since they can store information. Candidates may take 1 or more of the elements within the cost of the same $15. However, if a candidate fails an element and wishes to retake it, the cost will be an additional $15. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail here on the reflector, at e-mail: email@example.com or call/or text at 757 585 0375 . W4NYY.
WAARC began its FCC General Class upgrade course on Monday September 17th and runs through October 18th.
Club Training Coordinator Wally Frank WA3RWP greets the class.
The club was fortunate to be offered the classroom facility at the James/Bruton Volunteer Fire Station in Toano. The room was coordinated by Michael Powers KN4KXO, a member of the club’s 2018 Technician licensing class. The class gathers twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the club VE exam session will conclude just in time for the October 20th VE session. Note: the exam session is open to anyone wanting to take one or more exams and will be conducted at the same facility.
Six of the seven members of the class are graduates of the Technician class presented earlier this year. Instructors for the class include Wally WA3RWP, Kerry NH2A, Marcus WB5LFS and Dino KL0S.
A recent The Virginia Gazette Community News article shows WAARC member Bruce Young AD4IT, also a member of the Wiliamsburg Host Lions Club, helping deliver over 800 pairs of eyeglasses to a local recycling center:
From the Lions Club eyeglasses recycling program page: “Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.” (www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/eyeglass-recycling.php).
Posted to Va Gazzette by lisasdevore, Community Contributor
The Colonial Capital Chapter of the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) held its Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening at Victoria’s on John Tyler highway. Ted (W3TB), Rob (KK4R), Chuck (AI4WU), and Bill (NR4C) received Progress Endorsements toward their Five-Meg awards. Will (K4MI) received a Bronze medal for participation in the Olympics last year and Rob (KK4R) received a Silver medal as well.
Highlight of the evening was Chapter chairman Bill (NR4C) presenting Will (K4MI) with the coveted Five-Meg Plaque. This award is recognition of accumulating five million points in contests.
WAARC member Michael K4MRO recently replaced a inefficient magnet-mount antenna on his van with a Diamond CR627 Tri-Band (6m/2m/440MHz) system. The adjustable Comet RS720 Trunk Mount and the fold-over antenna allow him to bring the van into his garage (don’t forget to fold it over!).
WAARC President Dino Papas KL0S (right) presents an award to Michael Olds K4MRO in recognition of his effort in designing our new club logo as well as coordinating the manufacture of the embroidered patch to go along with it. The letter of appreciation thanks Michael and presents him with the very first patch to be issued to a member of the club. Present and future club members will receive one free patch to wear proudly on their vest or jacket; additional patches will be made available to members for $5 to help defray the initial cost of production. Other products displaying the logo are being considered as well.
Michael Olds K4MRO displays the club’s letter of appreciation and patch presented to him in recognition of his efforts.