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The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 to 9:00p at the Red Cross Building, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford.
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Medford, Rogue Valley International Airport, OR

Last Updated on May 24 2016, 10:53 pm PDT

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RVARC Swapmeet 2015

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 [...]

ARRL 10-Meter Contest / December 14-15, 2013

Though you’ll certainly want to take a few hours for the RVARC Annual Christmas Potluck (starts at 6:00p on the 14th), you could devote the rest of the weekend on 10 meters making QSOs in ARRL’s annual 10-Meter Contest. With the hoped-for second peak of the current solar cycle, the band openings could be [...]

New Satellite Now Operational

From the http://funcube.org.uk site:

We are delighted to be able to reproduce the formal email received here this afternoon at Bletchley Park, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can now be referred to as AO-73.

To: Mr Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG and Mr Jim Heck G3WGM

From: William Tynan, W3XO

Congratulations on the successful launch [...]

Contribute to W7DTA News!

This page is like a blog: one article after another in chronological order. Articles are archived and browse-able. Especially for newcomers, sharing what’s going on and staying in contact between monthly meetings will amplify our enjoyment 6dB+. So please contribute news, ideas, contest activity, homebrew projects, reviews of equipment, reminiscences—anything Ham radio. Send your article—long [...]

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 [...]