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|Sat||December 11||Noon-4PM||RANV Holiday Party|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 is an affiliated Special Service Club with the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
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|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!).|
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 12||Nano VNA with KB1FRW|
|February 9||How Sherwood Engineering Rates Receivers|
|March 9||Video Visit to W1AW and the ARRL|
|April 13||Ham Radio Software|
|May 11||Superpower Radio Stations|
|June 8||The Golden Years of Shortwave Radio|
|July 13||Check Your Equipment With a Service Monitor|
|August 7||RANV Summer Picnic, Kill Kare SP|
|September 16||Show & Tell Member Discussion|
|October 12||High Performance Antennas with K3LR|
|November 11||First Person View Drones and Ham Radio|
|December 11||RANV Holiday Party|
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. Right now, the meeting location changes or might
be on Zoom, so inquire before attending.
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
end of the month.
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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 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!
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!