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   Welcome to the Villa Rica Radio Club, an Amateur Radio Club and Home of WR4VR.

 

This club has been established to promote Amateur Radio communication and electronics technology knowledge through education and club activities. You will find tutorials which are available. And check out the forums.

 

From the admin: Those of you wishing to create an account on this club website need to provide your Amateur Radio Callsign when you register. As an alternative, you can use the contact email page to register your callsign with us. Persons who fail to provide an up-to-date callsign will be deleted.

 

 

 Due to the ongoing pandemic of the Coronavirus, Covid19, the monthly meetings will be suspended. The executive officers of the Villa Rica Radio Club will reevaluate the situation in Jul 2020. The suspension of meetings is for the safety of its members and any visitors. Weekly nets will continue.


ARRL Field Day is scheduled the last weekend in June. VRRC is planning on individuals working from their homes. Here are some important notes:

  • ARRL has relaxed the rules allowing the participants to work out of the home locations. This as expected is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic we are all facing and dealing with. ARRL will accept the individual logs and later combine them into club totals. This assumes we properly list our clubs calls sign of WR4VR in the logging program.
  • The club has already procured N3FJP's logging software so people wishing to work field day as a club can use this software but you will need to reach out to one of the board members for the clubs license key.
  • We will need to coordinate what band and mode each person is to work on so we don't break any of ARRLs rules.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please join our weekly net next Wednesday at 8pm Eastern using 147.180 with a tone of 127.3 Hz.

We look forward to all who wish to join us for this fun activity!

Update from the ARRL:

  • Check the Field Day FAQ for the latest information

 


The ARRL VHF Contest event.

Several of the club members worked this event with a pretty good showing from Tom and Marshall. Six meters was the focus for much of the event. We look forward to ARRL posting the end results.

More Details can be found at http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf  and for recommended frequencies at https://fcarc.org/contest_vhf.htm


The 2020 Winter Field Day event.

    WFD was a lot of fun. As always, nothing went as expected. Here are some of the challenges we faced:

  • Comm ports changing really caused outages on 2 of our stations. Luckily it was only one station down at a time and we were able to operate at least one station during the whole time we operated. 

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The 2019 ARRL RTTY Round Up Event.

    We participated in the ARRL RTTY Round Up contest in Jan 2019. After running the Log Checking Report (LCR), the final score came in at 8,642  points. For our first attempt at participating in a digital contest,

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The 2019 ARRL Field Day, an Amateur Radio Club event.

    Location: Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Villa Rica Georgia

    Date and Time: Starting Saturday, 22 June at 2 pm

    2019 ARRL Field Day took place as stated above.....

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