The Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO) is a nonprofit Amateur Radio organization, club call sign AA5RO, dedicated to assisting the community through radio communications, and the enjoyment, appreciation, and the sharing of knowledge and advancement of Amateur Radio. The purpose of this site is to provide club news and messages from the AARO Board to club members, and to present information that might be useful to HAMs anywhere.
RI1F Victoriya Island – Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) continue planning for their next Arctic operation. Look for RI1F to be active from Victoriya Island (EU–190). They plan to leave Murmansk around September 27th and are expected to operate between October 1–7. This island group has never been activated before. These islands also count for DXCC purposes as Franz Josef Land. Activity will be on 160–10 meters, including the WARC bands, VHF and UHF. Operations will be on CW, SSB, the Digital modes, EME (dates are October 3–7) and the satellites.
This info was found in the KE9V Calling CQ newsletter. You can subscribe here:
- FCC Opens up 630 and 2220 Meter Band – Registation Required: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-opens-630-and-2200-meter-bands-stations-must-notify-utc-before-operating
- Night Owl Net Controllers Needed: Please sign up here!
- Slim Jim Antenna Design: https://www.essexham.co.uk/slim-jim
- QST Antenna Design Contest: http://www.arrl.org/news/the-qst-antenna-design-competition-is-under-way
- Slot antenna using a Dish Satellite http://w6nbc.com/articles/20xx-dishslot.pdf
Hanger 18: http://hangar18surplus.com/
Updated: 9/25/2017 at 9:59 PM CST
AARO is currently looking for volunteers for the Info Net (Mondays at 9pm CST) and the Night Owl Net (Saturdays at 10:30pm CST) both are held on the 147.380+162.2 and 443.875+162.2 cross banded repeater system.
The open dates are as follows:
Info Net (Monday at 9pm):
October 2nd- Michael, KE0FMA
October 9th- Terry, K5ADF
October 16th- Open, needs a net controller
October 30th- Open needs a net controller
November 6th- Open, needs a net controller (if possible by a non-board member)
November 13th- Open, needs a net controller
Night Owl Net: Saturdays at 10:30pm.
September 30th- KB4YGO, Ray
October 7th- Open, needs a net controller
October 14th- Open, needs a net controller
October 21th- Open, needs a net controller
October 28th- Open, needs a net controller
November 4th- Open, needs a net controller
If you would like to volunteer please contact the AARO Club President with the date(s) that you would be willing to cover net control for. Net Scripts can be found on each of the Net Pages on AARO’s Club Website.