-- Our Next Meeting --
March 15, 2018 @ Eisenhower Rec Center
6:00 PM Social/Swap Tables/informal "Elmer'ing"
6:45 PM Business Meeting, including Election of Officers
7:30 PM Program - "Powerline Noise" by David Yulke (AA2GT)
"Cookie Monster" for this meeting - Art Fenn (KB9MI)
TVARC club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Eisenhower Recreation Center (except for the month of December), at 3560 Buena Vista Blvd., in The Villages, Florida.
Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend.
You need not be licensed to attend or join. You do NOT need a Villages ID.
Events & Activities (Upcoming/Ongoing) ...
For Sale or Trade area is available, click HERE. We now allow pictures with the item for sale/trade. Keep photos small to minimize load times.
"Walk MS: The Villages 2018" will be held on March 24, 2018, at The Villages Polo Field & needs communications support from our club. Earle Hancock (KM4ISN; Activity Lead for TVARC's participation in this event) is looking for more volunteers to staff the communications team. For more information & to volunteer, click HERE. This is an ideal opportunity for TVARC's Emergency Communications Team.
TVARC WAS Standings are calling for your submissions.
For information, click HERE & HERE. To view standings, click HERE.
TVARC DXCC Standings are calling for your submissions.
For information, click HERE. To view standings, click HERE.
General License Class will be held on March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 & 16, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.), at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, in The Villages, FL. For more information contact Cal Fuhrman (WA3CTZ; club's Acting Educational Coordinator for General Classes). For more details, see Exam & License Class schedule. Click HERE to sign-up for this class.
Licensing Exams will be held on March 3 (9 a.m. to Noon) & April 23 (6 to 9 p.m.), at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, in The Villages, FL. For more information, contact Rich Erlichman (ND4G; ARRL/VE Team Liaison). All license level exams offered. No pre-registration required (walk-ins welcome).
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. We have 43 volunteers and growing. . .
To sign up Click HERE
To Read about this Program, Click HERE.
Emergency Communications Team Lead
George Rutkoskie (W4GOR) is the volunteer activity lead for TVARC's Emergency Communications Teams (ECT).
TVARC QSL Cards are now available
For ordering information select WHO WE ARE above, then select Logo Items & TVARC QSLs. Or, just click HERE.
TVARC Reflector - Communicate with TVARC
Membership in TVARC is required to join this club reflector. For general information or to join this reflector, click HERE. Contact George Briggs (K2DM), the Reflector's moderator, for more details.
Have you heard? (ex-President's Message)
By Ron Adcock/KK4YCW
“Ramblings about This & That”
February 1, 2018
Click HERE to read KK4YCW's Article
Article is copyrighted by Ron Adcock, KK4YCW. Re-printed here with his permission to use this material on our club website.
Disclaimer. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the foregoing article belong solely to its author and do not necessarily represent those of The Villages Amateur Radio Club (TVARC), its officers, or its members.
Sorry, no KB6NU Column Article for January 2018.
Dan Romanchik (KB6NU) did not release an article for January;
Look for Dan's next article to appear here later.
Volunteers Needed for ...
Educational Coordinator for General Licensing Classes. The club needs a volunteer to be our Educational Coordinator (EC) for club-sponsored, General Licensing Classes. Contact Cal Fuhrman (WA3CTZ), if you are interested in this leadership opportunity.
Educational Coordinator for Technician Licensing Classes. The club needs a volunteer to be our Educational Coordinator (EC) for club-sponsored, Technician Licensing Classes. Contact Ron Adcock (KK4YCW), if you are interested in this leadership opportunity.
Events & Activities (Past) ...
"Election of Club Officers" was held at the club meeting on February 15, 2018. Congratulations to the following newly elected officers for TVARC's "Club Year" (March 2018 through February 2019): President Ron Adcock (KK4YCW); Vice-President Tom Grosvenor (NV1U); Secretary Larry Russo (K3TFU); & Treasurer Bruce Cusanelli (WA1UTQ).
"State of the Club Report" was presented at the club meeting on February 15, 2018 by the outgoing Board & others. To access this report covering 2 "club years" (3/2016 - 2/2018), click HERE.
"License Exam" session was held on Feb. 7, 2017. Congratulations to the club members & others who became new hams, or upgraded their license class, at this session. Hopefully, the graduates of the recent, club-sponsored Extra Class fared well at this test session. Our thanks to Rich Erlichman (ND4G; ARRL/VE Team Liaison) & his team of Volunteer Examiners (VEs) for conducting this club-sponsored, test session.
"Extra License Class" finished on Feb. 5, 2018. Congratulations
to all the "graduates" of this club-sponsored class. Cal Fuhrman
(WA3CTZ; Educational Coordinator for Extra Classes) was the
Lead Instructor for this class & he hopes every graduate passes
his/her licensing exam to become an Extra Class licensee.
Cal thanks Rich Erlichman (ND4G), John McCollough (KB4KP) & Dave Yulke (AA2GT) who, as volunteer instructors, made this class such a success.
"TVARC's Christmas/Holiday Party" was held on Dec. 21, 2017, at the Eisenhower Rec. Ctr., in The Villages, FL. Some of the highlights included: the entertainment by a duo; the mysterious appearance of a Santa & his elf-fiance; the tasty meat entrees; and the plethora of tempting side-dishes & desserts. Our thanks to Earle (KM4ISN, emcee) and his team of volunteers for a fun evening! Click HERE for photos [not yet available].
• 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 (NO 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