OVARC Monthly Club Meetings

The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in amateur radio.  You do not have to be a licensed ham or a member of OVARC to attend OVARC meetings.  

Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month unless changed by the OVARC board.   The June meeting is normally Field Day and the December meeting varies as it is our annual Christmas Party and may vary due to venue.  Meetings normally start at 7:00pm but you are welcome to arrive earlier to help set up and/or chat with other members.  Check the latest meeting notice for details on our next meeting.  

Meetings are currently held at 

Ascension Lutheran Church 
and School
1220 W Magee Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704

August 2017 Club Meeting - "Remote Access to your Amateur Radio Station "

Friday, August 18, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

FT8 Digital Mode

By Jim, W5ZIT

A new digital mode called FT8 has been catching on like wildfire. The amateur radio press just started publishing this mode heavily in past month or so.

To learn about FT8 and its advantages, our very own Jim Brown, W5ZIT will give us a brief overview and a “how to” for FT8 operation. Jim will also tell us about his first-hand experiences operating the FT8 mode.

 

Remote Access to your Amateur Radio Station

Presented by Mark Aaker - K6UFO

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Operate while traveling!
Work the rare DXpedition while at work!
Get apartment dwellers on-the-air!
Provide a Club Station for members to use!

There are many reasons to provide remote access to your Amateur Radio station. The growth of "remote workers", Skype and "the cloud" have made internet access to your radio station practical. You no longer need to be a technical genius to implement remote access by laptop, tablet or smartphone. We'll talk about several well-proven implementations, and what to expect in the next few years.

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July 2017 Club Meeting - "RMS Titanic and Amateur Radio"

Friday, July 21, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

Too be announced

By Tom, W8TK

 

RMS Titanic and Amateur Radio

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Presented by Skip Youngberg - K1NKR

Our July presentation comes to us via SKYPE from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Skip, K1NKR, a long time ham from New England, has put together a great presentation about the Titanic and the role that disaster played in what we now know as amateur radio.
Skip is mostly on weak-signal VHF and occasionally on the HF bands and recently has ventured into fast scan high definition digital TV on 70cm. Not many hams have pursued this and Skip is only one of two DATV operators in the Northeast.

This presentation promises to be unique so don’t miss this month’s Member Meeting. See you there.