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  • 2 Meter Simplex and the Arlington 2m Simplex Test

    Embracing the Simplicity and Strategy of 2m Simplex in Amateur Radio In amateur radio, the allure of 2m Simplex lies in its simplicity and direct approach to communication. This mode, free from the complexities of offsets, CTCSS codes, and digital repeaters, represents ham radio in its most elemental form. For licensed operators, especially those new…

  • Volunteer to be a Radio Operator for the 2023 Marine Corps Marathon!

    Calling all radio operators! We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a vital team supporting the upcoming 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, October 29. The MCM relies on approximately 150 amateur radio operators to ensure seamless communication throughout the event. Your role? Provide essential situational awareness and rapid communication…

  • Repeater System Update

    The W4AVA repeater system is part of a broader linked system. Dave Jordan (WA3GIN) has been heading up the work on this as a labor of love for quite some time. He has managed to put together a relatively nice linked repeater system with a couple of great friends down in the Northern Neck, Jeff…

  • Arlington RACES Net Hams Go Portable During Winter Field Day

    K3SRF, KC3ULX, and K4RT operated on battery power during a chilly, and at times, rainy winter weekend during the 2023 Winter Field Day. Read the full article…

  • Update to Club Officers

    Now that we’re a few months into the new year, we’ve had our most recent board meeting and we’ve updated our club officers. As an all volunteer organization, we are very grateful for the folks that regularly participate in club activities from the club president to net control stations, each person makes a contribution to…

  • It’s W4AVA’s 15th Birthday!

    15 Years ago, Arlington County RACES was formed and along with it, W4AVA was registered with the FCC. Through the support of our county and the work of our most active club members, we are now the proud caretakers of our Nation’s Capital’s most powerful and widest area coverage repeater system!

  • RACES Training

    As you probably know, there is a significant overlap between members of the ARPSC and Arlington County RACES. Our RACES is sponsored by Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management. our goal is to provide support to augment county communications in the case of an emergency. To join RACES, there are several steps: Get Training in…

  • With Just a WSPR

    We were just passed along a great article: With Just a WSPR by Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. If you’ve never read about WSPR, it’s a great way to see which bands are open. Read the snippet below regarding this mode and follow the link to read the full article. It’s really amazing what you can do…

  • Join the 57th Jamboree on the Air This Saturday!

    The Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is an on-air event centered around scouting. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other members of scouting work with ham radio mentors to make contacts on the air. This is one of the best ways to get the Amateur Radio merit badge. This world-wide event is in…

  • King George County Repeater Work

    The new repeater in the old cabinet… Significantly more sensitive than the old MFS5000 Motorola. Left to right: Steve, Dale, Wes, Dwayne. Northern Neck ARC repeater committee members. Pic taken by Dave Jordan, WA3GIN.