The club held our September meeting on the 29th.
It was pointed out that club officer elections will be held at the Christmas dinner on December 9th @7PM. The dinner will be hosted at the Fiddler's Restaurant in Hillsville, VA. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to an elected position. Please contact us before the dinner.
It was decided that we would have a technical committee as opposed to an individual technical officer for the club's repeater and equipment maintenance. The club repeater is still having interference issues during the night. Committee members will try troubleshooting it further soon.
Relocating the club repeater was also discussed and may be a possibility in the near future.
It was reported that the club presence at the Carroll County Ag Fair was a success. A number of people expressed interest in the hobby and even signed up for testing.
Moving our meeting location to the EMS building is still in discussion.
A big thanks goes out to David Puckett (AJ4BD) for the great presentation on baluns and antennas at the end of our meeting. For those who would like to shop for a toroid to build your own, he recommends https://www.cwsbytemark.com/.
A number of the AUXCOMM group will be heading to the Fort Valley Endurance Horse Ride event October 20-22. Some of the remaining members will be helping the Floyd Amateur Radio Society provide communications for the Tour de Dirt bike ride on Saturday, October 21st. If you would like to volunteer for either event, please email us. For more info on the Tour de Dirt, visist https://plentylocal.org/tour-de-dirt/
A VE Testing session is to be held October 12th. For more info visit our VE Testing Page.
Our next club meeting is scheduled for October 26th.
The club will not meet in November due to a conflict with the Thanksgiving holiday.
If you want to sign up to participate as a volunteer communicator, email us.
The monthly BARC meeting was held July 27th. Below are notes from the meeting.
Some of our club members participated in the Appalachia Trail Golden Packet event on Saturday the 15th. The Golden Packet event's goal is to transmit a packet across 15 mountain tops along the Appalachian Trial from Georgia to Maine.
For more details of the event see the official website.
To view more photos view the album.