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 Please note that there have been two recent FCC NPRMs regarding:

  • Revision of the regulations covering data transmission of various types
  • Requesting a waiver of the current limit on the gain of amateur power amplifiers
  • More info can be found on the FCC Info tab. (thanks to Dick, W3HWN for this info)

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:30pm at the Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Speaker TBD
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30pm at the Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Speaker TBD
  • Monthly meetings will be held at the Dolley Madison Library , 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, VA.  Meetings are open to non-members, consider yourself invited. Monthly meetings are reserved for technical talks
  • Saturday luncheons (also known as Tacos) are held every week around Noon at Tippy’s Taco House 8632 Lee Highway (US Rt 29) near Cedar Lane, Merrifield, (Fairfax), VA (Map and directions) Everyone is invited. There is no format: demonstrate your latest project, ask for technical assistance, or simply eat a taco.

 Recent Meetings

  • Thursday, August 11, 2016, there was a discussion of club projects and activities
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, A presentation on the Vienna Wireless Society’s Field Day 2016 operation was given.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the  Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Rob Williams, KJ4LWN will talk about High Tech Radio, such at MLAT and ADS-B.  More information can be found here: June 2016 Presentation
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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30pm.  Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Dave Skolnick, KO4MI, discussed Maritime Mobile communications including marine VHF, HF/SSB, Email via Pactor and Winlink
  • Thursday, April 07, 2016, at 7:30 pm, Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Bluetooth wireless technology, what it is, how it works, and how we can use it.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Frank, K0BRA, discussed LF antennas and plans for the AMRAD LF antenna.  Board members also elected officers.
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016, Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA. Ken, KE2N discussed the MAIPN (Mid-Atlantic IP Network) and his experiences using on-line tools to find microwave paths for wireless broadband. Check out the website at:
  • Monday, January 11, 2016, Tysons Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043.  Note that this was a special, business meeting for various annual reports and to hold elections.  Some discussion was held about future AMRAD directions and interests, including the repeater.
  • Wednesday, December 9 – A quorum was not met, so no formal business was held.  Kevin Barth, K3BAR, gave a presentation on Civil Emergency Response Teams (CERT) in Montgomery County.

Upcoming Events

  • May 29, 2016 Maryland FM Assn hamfest, Howard County Fairgrounds. See
  • June 19, 2016 Manassas Hamfest by the Old Virginia Hams ARC, Prince William County Fairgrounds. See .
  • August 7, 2016 Berryville Hamfest, Clarke Cty Fairgrounds, by the Shenandoah Valley ARC. See