VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

CALENDAR
Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, January 25th
5:00 pm Optional Dinner at Restaurant
6:30 pm Social Time
7:00 pm Meeting

Presentation:
"Voodoo Contest Group - The Saga Continues..." by Bud Semon N7CW
With the return of sunspots and great DX being heard on the higher frequencies, maybe you want to know what it's like to be DX? The VooDoo Contest Group is a bunch of hams that enjoy traveling to out of the way places around the world to participate in the CQ Magazine World Wide CW DX Contest. This talk will cover a bit of VooDoo history and the group's trip to Kuwait in 2014.

Location:
Prescott Golf Club
Redwoods Grill
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd.
Dewey, AZ  86327
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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

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The Amateur's Code

The radio amateur is:

CONSIDERATE... never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL... offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which amateur radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE... with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY... slow and patient operating when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation, and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED... radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
PATRIOTIC... station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

--The original Radio Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.


Christmas Luncheon - December 3, 2022

Randall's 2022 Randall's 2022

A good time was had by all at the annual VVARA Christmas Luncheon. We returned for the second year to Randall's Restaurant in Cottonwood for good food, good times and good friends.


November Club Meeting
Photo of November meeting.
Special thanks to Jim "Repo" Sanders for an interesting presentation on military and civilian aviation communications and flying in general. Also of note was the election of the VVARA Board of Directors for 2023:
President: Steve Pearson, KC7TIL
Vice President: Bill Jackson, KC7ILX
Treasurer: Don Sears, N7PLL
Secretary: Rod Rosenbarger, KI6FH
Director at Large: Bob Thompson, KC8BOB (appointed)


Squaw Peak Renamed Porcupine Mountain

Newspaper Article:
https://www.verdenews.com/news/2022/sep/18/its-official-porcupine-mountain-erases-racist-term/
USGS Map of Name Changes:
https://geonarrative.usgs.gov/names_taskforce/


Video Tour of ARRL Headquarters

Nice video introduction to the W1AW Memorial Station in Newington, Connecticut. Great for new as well as "seasoned" operators.
Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9megGalwJ0
Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-FD9jeXm4


New Repeater Building In Place
New Building

On June 3rd the new repeater building was put in place on Mingus Mountain. Here are a few photos:
https://vvara.org/photos/Mingus_Project_2022/
And a short video:
https://youtu.be/ZRuD5exmiUY


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