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This Month at OVARC


What's New/Happening This Month...

OVARC Fall Outing - for more information, click HERE
September OVARC Membership Meeting
DATE/TIME: September 15, 2023 - 7 PM
Portable ham radio, how to take the hobby outside


Now that you know all there is to know about POTA & SOTA from last month’s meeting, let’s talk about how to actually take the hobby outside and operate portable ham radio. Our guest presenter this month is Joe Domaleski, KI4ASK.  Joe will be giving a presentation about portable radio operations. He’ll be covering the following topics with some real world examples:


How not to operate portable ham radio • What is the difference between mobile and portable ham radio? • Why is portable ham radio so much fun? • Why is portable ham radio an important skill? • Planning your portable mission • Getting to your portable operating location • Portable radios & power • Portable antennas • Developing your RF awareness


Joe Domaleski holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio license as KI4ASK, his original callsign. Licensed for over twenty years, he’s had an interest in radio that goes back another twenty years. He believes that radio sounds better outside in the same way that food tastes better cooked outside over an open fire.
Joe is a Past President of the Fayette County (Georgia) Amateur Radio Club and currently serves as the Assistant Section Manager for the ARRL Georgia Section. He believes it’s important to promote the hobby and serves as a Volunteer Examiner with the ARRL. He’s also the Public Information Officer for Georgia AuxComm, which provides volunteer auxiliary communications for Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Joe has extensive training in ICS and is COML, COMT, and AUXC certified.
Joe has been married to Mary Catherine, KI4HHI, for 29 years. Together, they enjoy operating outside with SOTA, POTA, amateur radio satellites, and fox hunting. In 2020 they were featured on the cover of CQ Amateur Radio magazine together. Joe and Mary Catherine have three grown children and reside in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe is a proud Army veteran.
Pima Community College NW Campus
7600 N Shannon Rd, NEW LOCATION: Building A, Room 109
For a MAP to the meeting location, see below:


(OVARC Link (members only), click HERE)
Next Online Monthly Raffle - September 15, 2023.


OVARC will conduct its next "online raffle" September 15, 2023. An electronic process has been created to allow you to purchase your raffle tickets on-line, and a separate "randomization program" will select a winner. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


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