December 2013 Club Meeting - "Ham Radio 60 Years Ago"

December 20, 2013 

7:00pm MST

Resurrection Lutheran Church 
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

Note:  This meeting will be held at our old location at Resurrection Lutheran Church on 1st Ave in Oro Valley. We will being using the new location at Ascension Lutheran Church starting with our January 2014 meeting.  


Special Raffle Prize in December

One of our raffle prizes this month is a new Yaesu FT1900 2 meter mobile radio.  So come on out the meeting and see Howard, KC7AC, for your chance at this great prize. 


Ham Radio 60 Years Ago

Presented by Jim Brown, W5ZIT

What was ham radio like 60 years ago when W5ZIT got his novice license and started hamming it up?  Jim will talk about the radios, the modes, and operating from the early 1950’s. 

About Jim

Jim was licensed in 1953 as a Novice while in high school, and this led to a degree in Electrical Engineering and a career in radio communications.

Present retirement activities include operating the sound card digital modes on HF and VHF, and occasional CW operation using various restored antique Vibroplex keys.

Jim is normally a wintertime visitor to the area and lives full time in an RV.  A normal summer has Jim in Ruidoso NM in the mountains where he builds/maintains the club repeaters and volunteers with the ARES/RACES group in Lincoln County.

2013 Holiday Party Potluck

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2013 Holiday Party Potluck


December 15, 2013

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


OVARC Members are invited. 

Members may bring a guest. 

Room for 96 so sign up early. 

Everyone will need to RSVP.  

In addition to a dish to pass, each person should bring
a non-perishable food item for the church food drive. 

Look for your invitation via the OVARC Groupspaces Email Reflector


Map of Ascension Lutheran Church


November 2013 Club Meeting - "Ham Radio for Arduino"

November 15, 2013 

7:00pm MST

Resurrection Lutheran Church 
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

Ham Radio for Arduino

Presented by Leigh L. Klotz, Jr, WA5ZNU

Microcontroller technology has exploded in popularity among ham radio operators. The new generation of single-board microcontrollers is easier than ever to use, bringing together hardware and software for project-building most radio amateurs can easily dive into.With inexpensive microcontroller platforms – such as the popular open-source Arduino board – along with readily available parts, components and accessory boards, the possibilities are limitless: beacon transmitters, keyers, antenna position control, RTTY and digital mode decoders, waterfall displays, and more.

About Leigh

Leigh WA5ZNU is editor of ARRL's new book Ham Radio for Arduino and Picaxe, and an author of and contributor to open-source ham radio software packages such as fldigi and quisk. Leigh has been licensed since age 7, and operates on HF and VHF/UHF.

Click here to download Leigh's presentation in PDF format