VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

CALENDAR
Next Club Meeting

The next meeting will be another on-line Zoom meeting. Because of covidvirus concerns we will again socially distance ourselves on the internet.

Program: "Experiences at natural disasters as a Red Cross volunteer"
by Bob KD7SXH


Wednesday, January 20th
6:30pm Social Time
7:00pm Presentation and Business

Meetings

Spring Picnic

Saturday, April 17th.
Watch this space for more info.


Field Day

June 25th thru 27th.
https://www.arrl.org/field-day


Nets

Knobby Knee Net
Every Morning at 7:00AM

60s Trivia Net
Tuesday Evenings at 6:30PM

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

Nets
NEWS

Happy New Year 2021


Squaw Peak drone photoSquaw Peak

Matt N7YIO is a certified drone pilot. He took this photo of the Squaw Peak repeater site. Our repeater is the little shack in the bottom left corner. Camp Verde is in the upper left and the red rocks near Sedona in the top left. Click the photo for a large version.


Dues are Due

The VVARA annual dues are $24 and are due January 1st. You are not required to be a club member to use our repeaters or attend club meetings. Your dues help the club operate and maintain two repeater sites and pay for meeting space. Please support the club by joining or renewing your membership here:
https://vvara.org/about.html#member


FCC Reduces Proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35

The FCC has agreed with ARRL and other commenters that its proposed $50 fee for certain amateur radio applications was “too high to account for the minimal staff involvement in these applications.” Read more...
ARRL Website


National Amateur Radio Operators Day

A proposal submitted by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko before Congress to name April 18, 2021 National Amateur Radio Operators Day. Please urge your representatives to support this proposal. Read more...
BILLS-116hres1201ih.pdf


The M17 Project

“The goal here should be to kick the proprietary protocols off the airwaves, replace DMR, Fusion, D-Star, etc. To do that, it’s not just good enough to be open, it has to be legitimately competitive.” Read more...
https://m17project.org/

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