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  1. Regular General Meeting, 23 Apr 2021 Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906871573?pwd=V3l1UkZmSGZObGI5YkhLbGFYRzRUZz09 Forum Topic – “Dean, KK4DAS provides an update on the Maker Team and their current project of building a simple SSB transceiver. The current project is a group build of his Furlough 40 QRP transceiver project. Inspired by Pete, N6QW SimpleSSB Transceiver, this is a 100% scratch-built 40 meter SSB QRP rig for phone and digital. Twenty VWS members are building the ri
  2. Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. The IARU Administrative Council has chosen “Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone” as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, Sunday, 18 April 2021. Faced with a pandemic that forced the adoption of extreme physical isolation to reduce the spread of the virus, the worldwide amateur radio community responded positively to overcome the resulting social isolation. In the days and weeks following the o
  3. The annual CU is planned as part of Hamvention, and will be again virtual and open to all, regardless if you’re a rabid contester or not. CU is scheduled for Thursday, May 20th the day before Hamvention starts. Registration for CU opens on April 21st. CU agenda, and more information at: https://www.contestuniversity.com/course-outline/
  4. 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 URLs for the 3 tracks will be shortly posted, on the schedule above. See you for a meeting on May
  5. Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906871573?pwd=V3l1UkZmSGZObGI5YkhLbGFYRzRUZz09 Forum Topic – “2 meter Contesting” Our own long-time VWS member, John KM4KMU, will discuss 2m FM contesting, and in particular use of HT’s to work the ARRL VHF contest. John was recently interviewed for the podcast Ham Talk, hosted by Andrea, K2EZ. You can catch his interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0rgaH_z3HI . In the recent January 2021, ARRL VHF Contest, John garnered 18,000 points (almost 20
  6. If you're social media savvy, follow us on Facebook and our very own You Tube Channel! VWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaWirelessSociety VWS YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ViennaWirelessSociety Not so savvy ... just watch our home page! https://viennawireless.net/wp/ for updates weekly Also, collaborate with like minded hams at https://hamcommunity.com/ and join their Ham Census.
  7. VWS is supporting the Town of Vienna Easter Bunny parade, on March 27th starting at 10:00 am. The VWS effort consists of a VWS lead car broadcasting an APRS signal for tracking the route, and the APRS track will be posted on the Town’s website at: https://www.viennava.gov/residents/concerts-and-events/bunny-trail
  8. Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906871573?pwd=V3l1UkZmSGZObGI5YkhLbGFYRzRUZz09 Forum Topic – “ARRL VA Section Convention for 2021” Don, KM4UDX, and his leadership team will discuss the upcoming ARRL Virginia Section Convention for 2021, hosted by VWS. The convention will happen “virtually” via Zoom, on Saturday April 24th from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. The team will review the three-track conference schedule, prizes, ongoing ICOM radio raffle, participating vendors, advertising plans, and op
  9. 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.
  10. Sponsored by the Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club, the objective of the QSO Party is to promote Amateur Radio activity in the 95 Virginia Counties and 38 Virginia Independent Cities. When: Saturday, 20 March 2021, 1400 UTC - Sunday, 21 March, 0400 UTC and Sunday, 21 March, 1200 UTC - 2400 UTC. (For Virginia, this is Saturday 10 AM - 12 Midnight and Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM Virginia local time.) The Exchange: Exchange QSO number and QTH (Virginia County or Independent City for VA stations; State, Province or "DX" for others). Virginia Mobile and Expedition Stations log QSO's by Vi
  11. Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906871573?pwd=V3l1UkZmSGZObGI5YkhLbGFYRzRUZz09 Main Program -- “Volcanos Update” Mike, AE4R will present his third presentation on volcanoes to the Club. In this presentation, he’ll highlight extremely rare and colossal VEI-7 eruptions, of which only nine are known to have occurred in the last twelve thousand years. The most recent VEI-7 event was in 1815 and, like all the others, produced ash fall over thousands of miles, catastrophic pyroclastic flows over
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    The 2021 Virginia QSO Party was held during the weekend of 20-21 March 2021. Saturday, 20 March 2020 1400 UTC - Sunday, 21 March 0400 UTC and Sunday, 21 March 1200 UTC - 2400 UTC. Rules at: https://www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/2021_VQP/2021_VQP_Main.html
  13. This is a VWS sponsored event. The 3 track program can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/VaSecConvSchedule
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    The ARRL sponsored NAQP-RTTY mode will be held starting at 1800 UTC February 27 to 0600 UTC February 28, 2021 (starts on last Saturday in February) Rules are at: https://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf
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