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THE ARRL NEW ENGLAND DIVISION DIRECTOR'S RACE

We have not one, not two, but THREE candidates vying to be elected New England Division Director:

Ballots were mailed October 1st and every ARRL member in the New England Division should have theirs by now. The ballot must be RECEIVED by November 19th.

Who to to vote for? RANV does not endorse candidates. You will decide. But we have excellent resources for you:
  1. The statement of each candidate enclosed in the ballot
  2. Statements mailed to ARRL members. I have indcluded edited versions here for your convenience. These are Word DOC files.
  3. Videos of Prerecorded Candidates Forums:
  4. The final Candidate's Forum will be at NEAR-Fest on Friday october 15 at 1PM. You can attend live or else watch this live streamed. Refer to the web site https://near-fest.com for details.

    Discussion of candidate pros and cons can be carried out eithre just before or after our October meeting on Tuesday October 12. This will be both in-person and on Zoom.





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    EVENTS CALENDAR



    TueOctober 12 7PM October Meeting, Special Tuesday Night, with Tim K3LR


    Note: The October meeting will be on Tuesday Night ONLY for October.
    This meeting was set up for this date prior to the meeting night change.
    Join us to hear a great talk by Tim Duffy K3LR as he describes his large antenna farm.


    RANV monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of each month.
    The RANV Steering Wheel meetings are 1 week after the regular meeting.

    Many of our regular RANV meetings will also be presented via Zoom.
    To learn how to join RANV Zoom meetings, please contact w1sj@arrl.net

    Our New Meeting Location

    Our new location is the Holy Family Parish Hall, 30 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction.
    Go to Route 2A just north of the 5 corners. Turn WEST on Lincoln Terrace. There is no sign.
    It is the only street you can turn West on just north of the 5 corners.
    Go to the end of this street and then turn right and you will be in the parking lot in short order.

    The main hall is quite spacious with a high ceiling, lots of fans and windows which will be opened.
    We trust this will be a safe place for us to meet, as long as we are careful about staying distanced when speaking.



    RANV- The Fun Club!
    Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont.


    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!"



    RANV dues are $20 per year.
    Propsective members can join at meetings or via mail to the address above.

    RANV is an affiliated Special Service Club with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).



    CONTACTING RANV


    President: Stew KC1IFK
    VP/Treasurer:Jim KE1AZ
    Secretary: Duane WL7CVD
    Editor: George KC1JGM
    Webmaster: Mitch W1SJ
    RANV Reflector:Post a message
    RANV Reflector:To subscribe     How to join
    Radio: 145.15 repeater. Offset: -600 kHz. Tone: 100.0 Hz
    Mail: PO Box 9392, South Burlington, VT 05407-9392 (Only as a last resort!).



    NEED HELP?

    Something about Ham Radio (Technical or Otherwise) has you stumped and frustrated?

    The RANV HELP LINE

    Your question will be routed to our panel who will provide assistance.




    CLUB MEETINGS

    RANV membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. 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.




    Here is a tentative schedule of meeting topics.
    This information changes often, so keep coming back to check!

    January 12Nano VNA with KB1FRW
    February 9How Sherwood Engineering Rates Receivers
    March 9Video Visit to W1AW and the ARRL
    April 13Ham Radio Software
    May 11Superpower Radio Stations
    June 8The Golden Years of Shortwave Radio
    July 13Check Your Equipment With a Service Monitor
    August 7RANV Summer Picnic, Kill Kare SP
    September 16Show & Tell Member Discussion
    October 12(Tues)High Performance Antennas with K3LR
    November 11 
    December 11RANV Holiday Party


    THE STEERING WHEEL

    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 Thursday night, 1 week after the membership meeting. We meet at 6:30-8:30. Our current Steering Wheel meeting location is the 99 Restaurant in Williston.




    NEWS & VIEWS

    Our newsletter, News & Views, contains operating information, technical articles and articles of personal interest to whet your appetite for more amateur radio activity.

    We always look for input for the newsletter. Submit information to editor George KC1JGM by the end of the month.

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    REPEATER

    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.



    RADIO CONVENTION

    RANV sponsors HAM-CON, the North Country's largest Hamfest and Radio Convention,
    Saturday, February 26, 2022.
    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!
    Join us on the 4th Saturday of February!



    FIELD DAY

    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.




    SUMMER PICNIC

    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!



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