Have you heard? (President’s Message)
ELMER TIME NET This Wednesday, April 9th, at 7 PM, we will have our 3rd Elmer Time Net on 443.150. This is an opportunity to get some questions answered. John Ellis, NP2B, will be NCS this week. So bring your questions and answers and join us.
Our next meeting is Thursday, April 17th. The Elmer Hour, at 6 PM, will feature John, NP2B, giving us a short demonstration of his Screwdriver antenna. John has generously offered to donate this antenna to the club as a fundraiser. We will offer this antenna to the membership in May as a one-item silent auction. Antennas are our most requested topic for Elmer Hour, so even if you are not in the market, you will find this informative.
The program for the April meeting is Earth Moon Earth – JT65 (from The Villages). This presentation features a Ham Radio Now interview with Pete Rimmel, N8PR, that was done at Hamcation 2012. Pete lives in southern Florida and has been doing EME for several years. The follow up to this interview is presentation on EME from The Villages, a humorous and educational video on how you might just pull it off!
The MS Walk, Saturday, March 29th at the Polo Grounds, was a success. Many thanks to club VP, Larry Russo, K3TFU, for handling this event, and to all the volunteers who helped.
CLUB APPAREL – One more time! Club polo shirts, hats, jackets and badges are now ordered directly from Custom Apparel on 466 (between Publix and Ace Hardware.) Please check the web site under Who we are/Logo Items for more information. Club Tee shirts are still ordered through the club. There will be Tee shirts available at the April 17th meeting in a variety of sizes.
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• TVARC Ragchew
– Net meets 7 PM Monday
– 443.225 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4VRC-L
• QCWA Ragchew
– Net meets 10 AM Friday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5
– 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
• Elmer Time Net
– Net meets 7 PM Wednesday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5
April 17, 2014, Eisenhower Rec Center
6:00 PM Elmer Hour - Screwdriver Antenna Demo
By John Ellis, NP2B
6:00 PM Elmer Q&A in the back with the coffee!
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:30 PM Refreshments
(Cookie Monster is Sam Miceli, KJ4KJY)
8:00 PM Program – Earth-Moon-Earth
(from The Villages)
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 involved or interested in Ham Radio is welcome!
Was held on Wednesday, February 26th at Laurel Manor Picnic Pavilion. Check photos HERE.
Dave Mizikar, K3ILA, photographer
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.