VVARA

Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association
North-Central Arizona USA

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Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 19th
6:30 pm Social Time
7:00 pm Meeting


Presentation:
"Yavapai County Flood Control measurement technology used in storms." by Mark Mattis.

Location:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
King Engineering Building
3700 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Google Map
PDF Map of ERAU

Meetings

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
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


Field Day 2022

Thanks to everybody for another successful and fun Field Day. After a two year hiatus due to a pandemic and forest fires, it was great to see old friends again and meet some new ones.
Field Day 2022
Here are a few photos from Field Day 2022
https://vvara.org/photos/field_day_2022/gallery/index.html

Special thanks to Gary K9SG for taking on the technical coordinator job this year. Because of the possibility of losing our spot on Mingus Mountain for the second year in a row we put together a Plan B at the Sedona Airport. We could have moved with almost no notice thanks to the very friendly folks at the airport. Gary and Dan K7RUF came up with a couple of antennas that could be set up almost anywhere. Thanks to Carolyn KA7LKW for many years of use of the solar/battery trailer and to Bob KC8BOB for pulling the trailer up the mountain. And thanks to Steve KC7TIL for keeping track of all the radio gear and pop-ups. Thanks to Bob WB6ODR for shooting around 40 arrows into the air over the years so we could have an antenna in the trees.

Of course, a big thanks to Starla KE7DTS for organizing the picnic and the yummy Sloppy Joes and to everyone for bringing food to the picnic on Saturday. Thanks to the radio operators who now hear, "CQ CQ WHISKEY 7 ECHO INDIA FIELD DAY" in their sleep. And to all the folks who came up early Saturday morning to get everything set up and came back Sunday morning to pack it all up.

Some clubs wait until the last minute to plan for Field Day. Our planning for next year starts today. Several people have been doing Field Day with the VVARA for nearly 20 years. Here is a PDF file of stats and notes from Field Day 2020:
https://vvara.org/pdf/Field_Day_Report_2022.pdf

Thank you! 73 everybody. Don N7PLL, VVARA President.


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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