OVARC will be holding a General License Upgrade Class in June. Check out "Getting Your License" on this site.
Field Day for OVARC is also coming up on June 22-23, 2013. Look at "Field Day" for more information. Read Field Day News #3 where Tom, W8TK, talks about why it is important to keep score at Field Day.
The Golder Ranch Repeater on 440.400 is off-line being upgraded. Check back here or look for a Groupspaces email to the OVARC membership announcing when it is back on-line.
Gary, KT7AZ, is working on some upgrades to our repeaters system. Once completed the audio performance of the Golder Ranch 440.400 repeater should be corrected and maintenance of the system will become easier. Look forward to more announcements here on the website, on the Sunday night net, and our monthly meetings.
73, your OVARC Board
The regular June membership meeting has been cancelled as this is the same weekend as Field Day. Field Day will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. Set up for Field Day will take place on Friday, June 21. We will be holding Field Day at our usual location at the Oro Valley PD Tangerine Substation next to Walmart in the Oro Valley Marketplace at Tangerine and Oracle in Oro Valley.
July 19, 2013
Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave.
Oro Valley, AZ
Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches
Professor David Iadevaia, KF7MZY
Prof. Iadevaia will speak on the importance of Ham Radio in high altitude balloon launch, tracking and recovery. The high altitude balloon activity is part of NASA Space Grant program which sponsors high altitude balloon programs at the colleges and universities in Arizona.
Some topics he will cover from an actual flight:
Cross Band repeater
How to get involved
ANSR (Arizona Near Space Research)
Video from 87,000 feet over Picacho Peak
Here is an example of an actual photo taken from the balloon: