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The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club normally meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 to 9:00p at the Medford Police Department Community Room, 219 S. Ivy St., Medford.
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Rogue Valley International Airport, OR

Last Updated on Jul 23 2019, 12:53 pm PDT

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Swapmeet 2019

RVARC will host a Swapmeet in 2019 in place of the normal September meeting. It will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM. See the flyer.

Antique Equipment Auction – May 11, 2019

The Tube Collectors Association will hold an auction for radio collectors, tube enthusiasts, and book collectors on Saturday, May 11.  This’ll be at the Old Sams Valley School (KB2EVN QTH), starting at 9 AM.  Lunch fixings are included.  Address is 102 McDonough Rd., where it joins Old Sams Valley Rd.

The gear totals 150 […]

The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 9, 2015 To all radio amateurs

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The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress

“The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015? – H.R.1301 – has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The […]

A Ham’s Night before Xmas

 A Ham’s Night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down; The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack, I hope that St. Nick isn’t forced to turn back.

XYL making cookies, the […]

New D-Star Repeater at the Rogue Valley Manor

 

This is from Bill Anderson of the Rogue Valley Manor Amateur Radio Club (RVMARC):

“The Rogue Valley Manor has installed a new DSTAR repeater system, KG7FOJ operating on mode “B”, on 444.650 Mhz (no PL). This repeater is operational and open for use by the local hams. It is not yet connected to […]

Gumption Traps

No, this has nothing to do with hunting, golf, or multiband antennas. In his much-revered novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig wrote of “gumption traps”–those psychological pits into which one can fall in the steps between intention and completion. One’s gumption to move forward gets caught  by sometimes-minor realities. Here’s three […]

Deoxit and My Wallet

Does size matter? Actually I’ve always found that saying (and its derivatives) to be bad taste, at least when used gratuitously. In this case though, it’s irresistable. In trolling the web for advice on how to resurrect an old rig, I read one glowing endorsement of Deoxit after another. Indispensable! Magic! A gift of […]

A New Old Rig

I thought I’d kick off this news section with the first installment of my account of troubleshooting, refurbishing, cleaning, and aligning my latest acquisition–a Yaesu FT-101EX.

Yes, it was an eBay purchase. I paid a good but not fabulous price, and it looked to be in excellent shape. Relatively dust and dirt free inside, no […]