Have you heard? (President’s Message)
Please NOTE: We have a new Meeting room. We will meet starting this Thursday, and going forward in the MacArthur/Arnold Room.
Last month was our election meeting. Practically old news: The following members are our new officers: Not to pat myself on the back; Congratulations to my three new co-officers; and (speaking for the four of us) we hope to do as good a job as the wonderful individuals that we are taking over from. We plan of having some fun this year.
Our Technician class was a great success. TVARC again thanks Brad Castelli, KN9B, Acting Chair for Education, and his crew of volunteer instructors. We had 19 candidates attend the ARRL/VE Test Session the week after the classes ended with ZERO failures to Upgrade and/or obtain a new license. We had 13 new Technician Licensees, and 6 new General Class Licensees. Two of these new Generals passed both the Technician and General class Tests at the session.
Our next classes will be for the General Class License, and will be held in the October time frame. Exact dates and times TBA, with the ARRL/VE test session to follow the week immediately after the last class.
TVARC Reflector - Communicate with TVARC
Send a request to join the reflector: Click HERE
• TVARC Ragchew
– Net meets 7 PM Monday
– 443.225 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4VRC-R
• QCWA Ragchew
– Net meets 10 AM Friday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4LFK-R
– Net meets 8:30 PM Sunday
– 147.030 (+600) PL 123.0
• Sumter EMCOMM NET
– Net meets 8:30 PM Monday
– 146.925 (-600) PL 123.0
March Meeting-NEW ROOM
March 19, 2015 Eisenhower Rec Center
(Just to the right of our previous room...Less Noise!)
6:00 PM Elmer Hour - Skype with Gordon West, WB6NOA
............. of Ham Nation
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:30 PM Refreshments, Marty Brown, WB2VYK
7:50 PM Program DXpedition to Dubai, George Briggs, K2DM
TVARC club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd., in The Villages. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend.
Radio Rodeo Pictures
Radio Rodeo, Work 'em Cowboy, Saturday, March 28th, Paddock Square. Click HERE.
MS Walk Pictures
MS Walk, Saturday, March 21st, Polo Grounds. Click HERE for pictures. Thanks to Gil Chapin, WB2UTI for the pix.
Emergency Communications Team
The ECT has been established to maintain information on members who are willing to be called upon during an emergency for communications assistance within The Villages. No training, no paperwork. Just give us your contact information and pertinent equipment.
To sign up Click HERE
To Read about this Program Click HERE.
HAMNET Get the latest on HAMNET from Leon Jurczysyn, K8ZAG at this address. CLICK HERE
Echolink Tips from Wayne Brown, N4FP. Elmer Hour, Feb. 19.
2015 TVARC Antenna Guide Get Brad Castelli's, KN9B, presentation on antennas for The Villages. Click Here