OVARC will be holding a special raffle for a great prize. Tickets are $5.00 each and the drawing will be held at an OVARC Monthly Meeting after 100 tickets have been sold.
The prize for the current raffle is a Yaesu FT-7900R Dual Band VHF/UHF mobile radio.
Click here to see radio features and specs.
Tickets will be on sale at the OVARC Monthly Meetings.
You need not be present at the drawing to win.
And the winner is!
The final special raffle tickets were sold at the Holiday Party on December 21st and the drawing was held at the end of the party. The winner of the first OVARC Special Raffle is Dave Coccio, N7AKC. Congratulations Dave!
Mark your Calendars for the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club
2014 Holiday Party
December 21, 2014
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
The Holiday Party was a huge success with approximately 50 people in attendance. Good food, good friends, good times.
January 16, 2015
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Board of Director Elections
During the business portion of our meeting we will conduct the annual election of our Board of Directors. As stated in our by-laws, 4 Director positions are up for election. To vote in this election you must be a paid-up member of OVARC, i.e. you must have paid your 2015 dues.
Nominees for this year's election are:
- George Cooley, NG7A
- Carl Foster, KB7AZ
- David Branson, KC0LL
- Steve Wood, W1SR
- Bob Molczan, KA7VPR
- Bob Stephens, AF9W
According to the OVARC By-Laws, members are elected to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors then appoints the officers for the up-coming year from the members of the Board.
If you are paid member of OVARC and desire to vote in the election and cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Board Secretary, Howard, KC7AC.
Presented by Tom, W8TK
Presented by Tom, W8TK
Techniques of the Best Operators
Presented by Mitch Stern, W1SJ
Why was it such a struggle to work all those W1AW portable stations? How come I can't work the juicy DXpeditions but everyone else does? Why is it every time I get into a QSO, it ends up getting swallowed up in a sea of QRM?
Now that you’ve bought up all that great ham radio stuff, now what do you do after you turn it on? How do you go about making contacts with others?
A good station certainly helps, but knowing WHAT to do when you get on the air is even more important. We'll start off with some of the basics of good repeater operating, move on to the more serious matter of emergency operation, dabble with DX and finally learn how to use contests to become better operators. You won't be same operator by the end the day and will be a force to be reckoned with on the bands!
About Mitch Stern, W1SJ
Mitch Stern W1SJ has been licensed 45 years and is still as active today as when he first started! His first love is contesting, and is a regular in the Sweepstakes, 160 meter, 10 meter and VHF contests and Field Day. Mitch’s other love is training new hams – which is a secret method he uses to increase his contest scores by making more hams! And when there are no contests, he finds time to maintain repeaters and do public service operating. Professionally, Mitch does consulting work in Broadcasting (just like ham radio, except with bigger antennas) and technical training.
10 Reasons to Become a Member of OVARC
1. Interesting and timely club meeting topics
2. Wide-area linked analog repeater system
3. D-Star SIG and repeater
5. Saturday Hams and Eggs Breakfast
6. Fun Field Day with air conditioning and a wonderful steak dinner
7. Great Hamfest
8. Opportunities to combine your hobby with public service
9. Active Elmer program for new and old hams
10. Lots of fun and friendship
OVARC Membership Early Bird Special
On January 1, 2015 the membership rates are going up to $25 for regular members and we are adding a discounted rate of $15 for members who are in the same household as a paid regular member. A household member is defined as someone who resides at the same address as the regular member.
As an incentive to renew early, the regular member rate is reduced by $5 and the household member rate is available immediately.
So, to recap: Before January 1, 2015, regular membership is $20 and additional household members pay $15. After January 1, 2015 the regular rate of $25 will apply.
To take advantage of this offer, use the Paypal button below.