VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

CALENDAR
Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
(Because of conflicting events on Saturdays in April, our meeting will be on a Wednesday this month.)
11:00am - 1:00pm: Optional Lunch
1:00pm: Club Meeting

Location
El Toreo Mexican Restaurant
1481 AZ-89A
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Google Map

Presentation
Get Started with FT8 - An Introduction for Beginners


Nets

Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM

T.G.I.F. Net
Friday Evenings at 6:30PM

Nets
NEWS
Hamfest

Our friends at the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA) are sponsoring a hamfest on Saturday, April 20 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Get all the info here:
https://prescotthamfest.com/
Here is a Google map to the event:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/wfd759rY4NxnHNvu7


Eclipse Photos from Gary K9SG

Eclipse 2024Randall's BreakfastRandall's Breakfast

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Repeater Etiquette

It is time once again to remind everyone to be nice on the VVARA repeaters. Here is a link to VVARA Repeater Etiquette (PDF).


The Knobby Knee Breakfast

Or some would say this is brunch. Here is a recent gathering at Randall's Restaurant in Cottonwood, Arizona. If you would like to join us show up about 8:30am Wednesday for the regular Randall's morning breakfast. 

Randall's Breakfast


Forest Adventure Activity

Saturday May 4th
Meet at Randall's in Cottonwood at 8am for breakfast. We will leave Randall's at 9am and travel up 89A to the Coconino National forest. Please arrived fueled up and ready to go. The trip will include approximately 50 miles of forest roads (in and out total). 4X4 vehicle recommended, NO passenger cars please. We will be parking the vehicles near the 1938 Stinson SR-9C crash site. There is no motor vehicle access to the site, so there is a 1 mile hike in to get there. Those that don't want to hike are welcome to sit and visit with another near the vehicles. Bring a chair, lunch, and a smile.

Tentative:
Saturday June 8th Senator highway to Palace Station, then on to Crown King. Meeting time and location TBD. Watch this space for more info.


Ambient Weather on Mingus Repeater
Weather Cam Photo

We have a new weather station on Mingus Mountain. You can see the weather report here: Mingus Weather.


Learn About Batteries

More about batteries than you will ever want to know. Battery University:
https://batteryuniversity.com/articles


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