Please mark your calendar to join us, via Zoom on Saturday, Nov 20th @ 1130. Our program will discuss a number of mystery radio stations (and not so mystery stations) that populate the HF bands, sometimes right in the middle of the US Amateur Radio bands. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09
Would also like to point out that QCWA, in cooperation with (ARRL, Radio Club of America (RCA), Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), and the An
Pse mark your calendar for Sat, 16 Oct @ 1130 for our monthly Ch 91meeting, via zoom. The topic is an historical perspective of the ARRL 1921 Transatlantic test – the first Amateur Radio transatlantic radio test. Our speaker is
Bruce Godley Littlefield, the grandson of Paul Godley, 2ZE and one of the principals radio operators of the 1921 test. Bruce has extensively researched his grandfather’s journey in Amateur Radio, and I believe you’ll find his talk stimulating.
The Zoom link i
We're going to defer the Face to Face picnic planned for September, due to COVID.
So, the plan for September? Let's have lunch together via Zoom .... hard to share (ham) sandwiches, but we can share our ham radio stories and exploits.
Details for our Sept social (bring your own lunch):
When: Saturday, 18 Sep @ 11:30 am
Where: Zoom, link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09
What: General rag chew
See you on the 18th!
Join our friends at Vienna Wireless Society as they host the ARRL NAQP-SSB event starting at 2pm on Saturday, August 21st. The event will be held in Great Falls, and all members must RSVP by 15 Aug to Mike @ aimonema <at> aol <dot> com
There will be NO 1130 lunch, but a light snack dinner will be offered about 5pm.
Instead meeting in June, we suggest you spend a few hours working the ARRL Field Day event, which this year is June 26 & 27. We will hold our first Face to Face meeting on July 17th at PJ Skidoos, in Fairfax
Hope you'll join us for a discussion by Chris, W2PA, a noted Amateur Radio Historian. Meeting is Sat, May 15th, at 1130 on Zoom Link:
Our topic is: "Where Did the Bands Come From?" This is a historical look at the early days of radio during which several aspects of amateur radio were established that survive to the present day. This includes, the HF bands (particularly 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters),
Our April meeting will NOT be our customary 3rd Saturday of the Month (Apr 17th), but rather we are asking you to consider joining the ARRL VA Section Convention, which is Saturday, 24 Apr starting at 9am. The schedule is at: VA_Sect_Convention_2021 Track Schedule and Zoom Links - Google Drive
The convention will host 3 simultaneous tracks: 1) Ham radio boot camp, 2) tho topics, and 3) Auxiliary Communications. You can slip in and out of any session in any track as you wish. The UR
Instead of our meeting on March 20th, we invite all Ch 91 members to work the QCWA and VA QSO Parties. Likewise in April, we're going to join the VWS as they host the ARRL VA Section Convention on Apr 24th.
Join Chapter 91 members as we welcome Ken Oelke, VE6AFO the President of the Quarter Century Wireless Association meeting via Zoom. The URL link is: https://zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09 Ken will discuss the plans and vision for the Association, as well as examples of best practices from other Chapters.
Join QCWA Ch 91 members for our first meeting of the new year on Saturday January 16th at 1130 via Zoom. Kerry, WA4BQM will join us again to talk about solar impacts on HF propagation, and updates on the Solar Cycle 25. Monthly Meeting details coming. https://zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09
Our October ZOOM meeting will begin at !!:30 and our featured speaker will be Lee Garlock - KD4RE (radio engineer). He will give us the ins and outs of Software Defined Radio (SDR).. Is this the new wave for ham radio?
Our September monthly meeting, on Saturday, Sep 19th starting at 1130, will again be via Zoom, and the link to join is:
We are co-hosting the meeting w/ the Vienna Wireless Society, so we should have a great crowd. We cancelled the formal program, by Professor Marconi himself who was planning to present 87 fuzzy black and white vu graphs describing, using differential equations (and quantum theory), how the ionosphere wo
We will once again meet on zoom. Exploring alternative solutions for operating a HF station from retirement communities, assisted living locations and other locations dictated by elder living adjustments. We will learn about some specific solutions available in local retirement and similar situations. We may all have to adjust to a different hamshack situation at sometime. Our meeting will discuss a few solutions.
Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT
“Homebrewing – the original Maker Community” Dean, KK4DAS will join us for a talk on the emerging interest by newer ham radio operators to build their own radio equipment. He’ll describe some of the interesting projects he, and some of his friends in the “Maker Community” are doing, and his enjoyment when he achieves the “Joy of Oscillation”
The meeting will be held via Zoom and the log in is to: https://zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09
For June 20th: the title is: “Making Contacts via Digital Mobile Radio” Ben, N4CV will return to QCWA and re-introduce us to the power and flexibility of Digital Mobile Radio. Bring your DMR and join the list of contacts to be made. If your DMR isn’t set up, let us before hand by contacting Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you all at 1130 via Zoom!
The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/968580533?pwd=QUJPWHh2ZWpOcW9TNVdyUjdFMWw2QT09 and need be, the Meeting ID is: 968 580 533, and passwor
We had planned for our first ever Spring Picnic but --- now in May we will once again meet electronically on Zoom. Details will be forwarded to members by email in May. Our discussion topic is — Operating Abroad. Participants will share their experiences with getting licensed and operating outside the United States, what gear they used, antennas and personal experiences. Our April meeting on Zoom was a success with a nice group of check-ins -- some regular luncheon attendees and several folks w
Our April 18th meeting will be held via Zoom Meeting, courtesy of VWS, and their Zoom Meeting account. We will send each of you a link that you can click and it will bring you directly into the meeting "waiting room". We will use Zoom for April and May and revisit then regarding if it's safe to venture back to Glory Days in June and beyond. If you don't receive an email please contact Mike at: aimonema <at> aol <dot> com.
Our meeting on Saturday, April 18th, at 1130am will b
The club will participate in the 2020 Virginia QSO Party from their local club venue or from their home QTH. This activity replaces our usual get together at Glory Days Grill.
We will meet again at Glory Days Grill at 11:30 on April 18th for a presentation on local senior learning possibilities.
We will meet once again at Glory Days Grill in PanAm shopping center (near microcenter) at 11:30am for lunch. Our program will be a presentation on NEC (4NEC2) software for antenna modelling. Get all the tips and tricks. Come eat, laugh and learn. See you there.
Please join us on the 18th as a social meeting, and we’ll use our time to develop our 2020 program. Bring your ideas and suggestions for speakers, topics and activities that interest you. Also, 2020 dues are due, so if you haven't done so already, please consider paying your dues at the meeting
Doug, AK4AO, will demo the features of our new club space on hamcommunity.com. Some of the new features include:
-- New ways to access the Blog, where meeting announcements and other general interest items are posted by the club leadership,
-- New photo albums of club events, to which members may contribute without going through a webmaster,
-- A discussion area that allows posts and polls, and
-- A chat room.
Venue: Glory Days, Fairfax on Saturday,