The next OVARC Special Raffle will start at the August 19th Membership Meeting. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each and the drawing will be held at an OVARC Monthly Meeting after all tickets have been sold.
The prize for the current raffle is an
ICOM IC-718 1.8-28Mhz 100W CW/SSB/AM/FM Desktop Radio
Click here to see radio features and specs.
Tickets will be on sale at the OVARC Monthly Meetings.
You need not be present at the drawing to win.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Presented by Tom, W8TK
"Build an antenna tuner for $5"
APRS - What and Why and How
Presented by Bob Stephens, AF9W
The Automatic Position Reporting System is a geolocation and messaging system that can provide critical tactical information for public service and emergency communications. Bob will talk about why APRS is more than just “Where am I” and how to get on the air using this technology.
AF9W has been a ham since 1979. His primary interests are public service and emergency communications, QRP CW operating, and Elmering. He has been using APRS at public service events for over 5 years and currently provides the tracking equipment for the lead vehicle of the El Tour de Tucson.
OVARC National Parks on the Air
Chiricahua National Monument (MN19)
October 29, 2016
The club will be activating Chiricahua National Monument Monument (MN19) as W7AI on October 29, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php.
More details on the event to follow.
A National Park Pass is required to enter the grounds. These can be purchased at the Visitor Center. An annual park pass is also available.