Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society

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Happy Holidays and VHF repeater news

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all our members, families and friends around RVA!

In mid-December,  a tower crew was at the repeater site and performed some repair work including replacing the VHF antenna at 680ft as it was found to be damaged, along with the VHF/UHF diplexer. The repairs have shown some positive results in regards to the noise issues.

While that work was being performed a spectrum analyzer was brought in and analysis was performed. Early indications are the the amount of RF in and around the transmitter site have significantly increased with the increased "traffic" on the tower. 

The Tech Committee is continuing to monitor the repeater for noise issues and members should keep an eye on the repeater status page for updates. There will be more detailed updates for us at the next meeting.

Our club meetings are usually the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM.  We meet at the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad building at 1802 Chantilly Street.  This is near the Wendy's at the corner of West Broad and Staples Mill.  Park in the lot behind the Wendy's and knock on the rear door of the squad building for entry (this is the building directly behind the gas station).  You do not need to be a club member or a licensed ham to attend a meeting.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting is:

Wednesday, February 12 - 6:30p
Henrico County Public Library - Front-Entrance Reserved Conference Room
10501 Staples Mill Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Club members are invited to attend board meetings.

Membership Dues Increase effective May 1st, 2019

Individual Member dues will increase to $25/year and Family Member dues (covering all licensed amateurs in one household) will increase to $40/year.

Repeater and Digipeater Status Information

We have created status pages for the repeaters and APRS digipeaters which will be updated to reflect any known issues.

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255

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