OVARC Monthly Club Meetings

The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in amateur radio.  You do not have to be a licensed ham or a member of OVARC to attend OVARC meetings.  

Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month unless changed by the OVARC board.   The June meeting is normally Field Day and the December meeting varies as it is our annual Christmas Party and may vary due to venue.  Meetings normally start at 7:00pm but you are welcome to arrive earlier to help set up and/or chat with other members.  Check the latest meeting notice for details on our next meeting.  

Meetings are currently held at 

Ascension Lutheran Church 
and School
1220 W Magee Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704

May 2017 Club Meeting - "Skywarn - Reporting severe weather"

Friday, May 19, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

TBD

 

SkyWarn - Reporting Severe Weather

skywarn 

Presented by Mike Boger, W7IJ

Ever been caught in a monsoon thunderstorm and things are looking a little bit too crazy? Didn’t know if the craziness needed to be reported or even who to report it to…?
Mike Boger, SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinator for Arizona Sector 1, will guide you through the process to becoming a certified spotter for the National Weather Service.

Things we’ll discuss:

  • Reporting Criteria
  • Rain/Hail/Snow
  • Wind
  • Dust/Smoke
  • Damage due to weather
  • Where to report
  • How to report
  • Equipment needed
  • Radio nets in the Tucson Area
  • Where to get SKYWARN Spotter Certification

Mike's Presentation - Arizona Skywarn Sector 1

April 2017 Club Meeting - "A new kind of HAM Radio controller and toolbox"

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

Frank, N1UW, will show how he created his full-size "BuddiBlaster" portable HF antenna and how it evolved into the "BuddiBlaster- Lite" for standalone operations.

 

A new kind of HAM Radio controller and toolbox 

Wizkers Radio

Presented by Edouard, W6ELA, Founder of wizkers logo Wizkers: Radio  

What if someone told you: you can use ANY computer to control and configure your rig - it doesn't matter if you are a Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android or even Chromebook user?

This presentation is about a new open source application, Wizkers:Radio, built on top of the http://wizkers.io/ framework, that is a universal rig controller, radio configurator and general HAM RADIO Swiss army knife.

Eduoard will describe the capabilities of Wizkers:Radio, how you can use it on your phone or computer, including Raspberry Pi's, and how you can contribute to its further development.

Have a look at http://wizkers.io/wizkersradio for more information - Eduoard will be ready to answer any question you have during the presentation and mention some thoughts for future applications of Wizkers:Radio.

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