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|Tue||December 8||RANV Holiday Party at W1SJ|
|Sat-Sun||December 12-13||10 Meter Contest|
Our motto is "The Fun Club."
We are some of the most knowledgeable people in Amateur Radio.
"No Boring Bylaws or Bossy Board of Directors in this group!"
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RANV is an affiliated Special Service Club with the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
RANV membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the O'Brien Civic Center, 113 Patchen Road, South Burlington. Each meeting consists of a mix of technical and light-hearted topics, with a refreshment break for meeting friends and new friends. Anyone with an interest in ham radio is invited to join us.
We are centrally located in South Burlington. From I-89, take Exit 14E onto Williston Road. Proceed past Dorset Street for 0.4 mile. Make a LEFT onto Patchen Road. (A sign indicates Route 116 to the right, but DON'T go this way). If you are coming from the East on Williston Road, go 0.9 mile past Kennedy Drive to Patchen Road and turn Right.
Go past the lights at Patchen Road and White Street
and continue another 675 feet. Looking to the left, you will see a
Chinese Restaurant, a Hair Salon, and Playground and then a light gray
house. The house is the O'Brien Civic Center, continue just past the
house to the driveway and park in back.
Map to meeting location
Here is a tentative schedule of meeting topics.
This information changes often, so keep coming back to check!
|January 13||All About Antenna Tuners|
|February 10||Construction Night: Radio-Computer Interface|
|March 10||Movie Night:Scarborough Reef DXPedition|
|April 14||PSK-31 In Action!|
|May 12||Digital Television Transmission|
|June 9||RANV (tower) Erection Night|
|August 2||RANV Summer Picnic|
|September 8||Evolution of the Elecraft K1-K2-K3|
|October 13||Field Trip to Wulfden - Solar Power House|
|November 10||Propagation and Sunspots|
|December 8||RANV Holiday Party|
|January 12||Military Satellites|
|February 9||Software Defined Radios|
|March 9||Movie Night:KP5 Desecheo 2009 DXPedition|
|April 13||Lightning - Part II|
|AMSAT Echo Satellite||ARRL and ARES||Amateur Television|
|Antenna Basics and Construction||Antenna Terrain Modeling||Battery Analyzer|
|Broadband Internet and Cable||Computers and Linux in the Shack||Computer Security|
|Active Attenuator Construction||FS5KA DXPedition Presentation||Field Operating|
|Fox Hunting on 80 Meters||Geocaching||High Altitude Ballooning|
|High Definition Television||Internet Repeater Linking Project||Integrated Circuits|
|Microwave Operating||Model Code Keys||National Quiet Zones and RFI|
|Packet Radio||Portable Operations||Radio Astronomy|
|SB Electronics Capacitor Plant||Show and Tell Night||Site and Tower Safety|
|Skywarn||Software Defined Radios||Super Operator Techniques|
|VHF - Beyond Line of Sight||VHF- KT1J Expedition||VHF/UHF Roving / PSK-31|
|W1TP - Vintage Equipment||Wireless LANs on 2 GHZ||Vintage and Spy Radios|
|Border Communications||Broadcasting||Emergency Communications|
|Radio Tune-up Clinic||Railroad Radio||Six Meter Operations|
|Telephone Switching||Tuners||Vermont E-911 System|
Our award winning newsletter, News
& Views, contains operating information, technical
articles and articles of personal interest to whet your appetite for
more amateur radio activity. News & Views received the
"Excellent" rating from the Amateur Radio News Service.
We always look for input for the newsletter. Submit information to the editor Mitch W1SJ by the
end of the month.
RANV members get together and help organize club activities at the
"Steering Wheel" meeting. These meetings serve as a way for club enthusiasts
to get together informally and brainstorm ideas for new club activities.
The Steering Wheel is held on Tuesday night, 1 week after the membership
meeting. Our NEW meeting place is Rocky's New York Pizza, Route 2, just east of Tafts Corners in Williston.
We meet at 6:30-8:30.
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RANV sponsors the WB1GQR repeater on 145.15 MHz. From its 3400 foot
elevation in Bolton, we get activity from most of Northern Vermont,
Northeastern New York and parts of New Hampshire. If you are traveling
throughout the North Country, check into the repeater. Not only do we cover Northern
Vermont, but we cover the world through the IRLP Internet Connection.
Details and Operational Status of the repeater.
Take a tour of the repeater site.
Looking for other repeaters in Vermont? Check our handy Vermont Repeater Listing.
RANV sponsors HAM-CON, the North Country's largest Hamfest and Radio Convention,
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Hampton Inn Convention Center in Colchester.
HAM-CON is also the ARRL Vermont State Convention.
HAM-CON is hundreds of hams gathering for thousands of flea market goodies,
vendor sales, forums, demonstrations and all things Ham Radio!
Formerly known as the Milton Hamfest,
HAM-CON has a new name, a great new location and a mission to be the best radio convention anywhere.
Join us on the 4th Saturday of February!
RANV is very active in the annual Field Day exercises held each June.
Hams and non-hams can see the inner workings of a competitive amateur
radio operation and learn tips from the "pros". From our hilltop
location in Williston, we regularly place in the top ten
amongst 2-transmitter Field Day groups across the U.S. and Canada.
Results and pictures from the last Field Day.
Details on the next Field Day.
We get together for a picnic every August.
Join us for hot dogs, hamburgers, dipoles,
DX, swimming, marshmallows and tall stories. Work the pileups
as we put our club station W1NVT on the air. And we have pictures to prove it!
If you are interested in ham radio and will be in
Northern Vermont, stop on by!
RANV members volunteer their time to provide communications and
support for a number of community events. Some of the events we have
been involved in:
Vermont City Marathon
Multiple Sclerosis Walk
Multiple Sclerosis MS-150 Bike Ride
Charlotte Half Marathon
Greater Burlington Triathlon
Essex Memorial Day Parade
Essex Cabbage Night and Halloween Patrols
South Burlington National Night Out
American Diabetes Association Tour-de-Cure
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The Burlington Area Volunteer Exam Team offers testing for Amateur Radio Licenses. Sessions are held at the Milton Hamfest and following Spring and Fall Ham Radio classes.
Exams are held at other times by appointment. To schedule an exam please call 802-879-6589 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exams for FCC Commercial Licenses also are given. These consist of the General Radio Operator's License (GROL), Radar Endorsement, Global Marine Distress and Safety Service (GMDSS) and Radiotelegraph licenses.
Candidates for all examinations should bring two forms of
identification, copies of existing license and CSCE (if applicable), pens and
pencils and the exam fee of $14 (amateur) or $35 (commercial), cash only please.
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