Please find attached the 2 page flyer for the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest this August 6, Saturday, at William Byrd High School. The times are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM with admission $6.00.The following are the vendors for this year with a new vendor that is an authourized dealer for Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood radios as well as other products.
Quicksilver Electronics: qsradio.com “Great radio ham products”
The Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club invites you to visit with us at FIELD DAY 2016.
Field day is upon us June 25-26,2016 from 10AM Saturday to 2PM Sunday
We will start approx. 10am on Saturday
Objective of Field Day:
To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Read more about it in this well researched article Click Here
This is going to be a great weekend and it’s open to the public. If you would like to learn about Amateur radio and even try making a contact on the air this is your chance.
We look forward to working with and seeing each of you at Izaak Walton park.
Coming from Lynchburg:
Take the 29 bypass from 460 to 130. Exit 130 and go LEFT proceed to the light and make a RIGHT on Dixie Airport proceed approx 1/2 mile to Possum Island and make a RIGHT. Proceed approx 2 miles to the end of Possum Island and make a RIGHT on S Coolwell Rd Proceed approx 1 mile to Issak Walton Rd and go 1/4 mile to the entrance of the park. once in the park , slowly proceed to the clubhouse. Want Google directions? Click Here
Note: If you would like to help us take down the antenna’s and learn about the process of communications setup and take-down please join us on Sunday at 2PM.
This was actually a very good explanation of Baluns and Chokes.
You’ve heard a lot of people recommend putting a few loops of coax near the feed point of your antenna to keep the RF energy out. How does this work and why is it needed. Watch this episode for more information on common mode currents, baluns, and RF chokes.
More info: https://www.jpole-antenna.com/2015/07/23/baluns-and-rf-chokes-ham-radio-q-a-episode-3/