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|Tue||March 28||7PM||W1AW/1 weeklong operation starts|
|Thu||April 13||7PM||RANV Meeting: "Nuts & Bolts of Portable Operations"|
|Thu||April 20||Noon||Steering Wheel at Guilty Plate, Colchester|
|Fri-Sat||April 29-30||9AM-2PM||NEAR-Fest, Deerfield, NH|
|Sat||May 6||4PM-1AM||Lake Carmi Park Activation|
|Sun||May 7||10AM-5PM||Knight Point Park Activation|
RANV monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of each month.
The RANV Steering Wheel meetings are 1 week after the regular meeting.
Our meeting location is the Holy Family Parish Hall, 30 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction.
Go to Route 2A just north of the 5 corners. Turn WEST on Lincoln Terrace. There is no sign.
It is the only street you can turn West on just north of the 5 corners.
Go to the end of this street and then turn right and you will be in the parking lot in short order.
Dr DX - 28 Videos
Here you will find most of the HAM-CON Forums, POTA activations from the Groton State Forest, a few National Park Activations from NY from 2017, the RANV presentation on Shortwave Listening, the last hour of the KA6LMS/1 special event and even a rail fan favorite - a VT Railway passenger special train going into the Burlington yard.
Sandy149 - 78 Videos
Videos posted by K1BIF, and here you will find most RANV POTA activations, RANV Field Day, RANV picnics and several K1BIF activations.
Sandy149 (K1BIF) Channel
VT Radio - 47 Videos
Videos posted by AA1SU include National Park activations from 2017, radio videos, and Vermont scenes.
VT Radio (AA1SU) Channel
NEAR-Fest - 18 Videos
These are the video presentations of forums done at NEAR-Fest over the last 2 years, including W1SJ and W1RC on the art of Festering!
Our motto is "The Fun Club."
We are some of the most knowledgeable people in Amateur Radio.
"No Boring Bylaws or Bossy Board of Directors in this group!"
RANV is an affiliated Special Service Club with the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
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|Radio:||145.15 repeater. Offset: -600 kHz. Tone: 100.0 Hz|
|Mail:||PO Box 9392, South Burlington, VT 05407-9392 (Only as a last resort!).|
RANV membership meetings are normally held the second THURSDAY of each month.
Each meeting consists of a mix of technical and light-hearted topics, with
a refreshment break for meeting friends and new friends. Anyone with
an interest in ham radio is invited to join us.
Here is a tentative schedule of meeting topics.
This information changes often, so keep coming back to check!
|January 28||(Sat) Winter Breakfast at JP's|
|February 25||(Sat) HAM-CON at Hampton|
|March 9||Phone system demonstations|
|April 13||Nuts & Bolts of Portable Operations|
RANV members get together and help organize club activities at the
"Steering Wheel" meeting. These meetings serve as a way for club enthusiasts
to get together informally and brainstorm ideas for new club activities.
The Steering Wheel is a luncheon held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at noon.
We currently meet at the Guilty Plate Diner on Porters Point Road in Colchester.
Our newsletter, News
& Views, contains operating information, technical
articles and articles of personal interest to whet your appetite for
more amateur radio activity.
We always look for input for the newsletter. Submit information to editor
end of the month.
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RANV sponsors the WB1GQR repeater on 145.15 MHz. From its 3400 foot
elevation in Bolton, we get activity from most of Northern Vermont,
Northeastern New York and parts of New Hampshire. If you are traveling
throughout the North Country, check into the repeater. Not only do we cover Northern
Vermont, but we cover the world through the IRLP Internet Connection.
Details and Operational Status of the repeater.
Take a tour of the repeater site.
Looking for other repeaters in Vermont? Check our handy Vermont Repeater Listing.
RANV sponsors HAM-CON, the North Country's largest Hamfest and Radio Convention,
Saturday, February 25, 2023.
HAM-CON is also the ARRL Vermont State Convention.
HAM-CON is hundreds of hams gathering for thousands of flea market goodies,
vendor sales, forums, demonstrations and all things Ham Radio!
Join us on the 4th Saturday of February!
RANV is very active in the annual Field Day exercises held each June.
Hams and non-hams can see the inner workings of a competitive amateur
radio operation and learn tips from the "pros". From our hilltop
location in Williston, we regularly place in the top ten
amongst 2-transmitter Field Day groups across the U.S. and Canada.
Results and pictures from the last Field Day.
Details on the next Field Day.
We get together for a picnic every August.
Join us for hot dogs, hamburgers, dipoles, DX, swimming, marshmallows and tall stories.
Work the pileups as we put our club station W1NVT on the air.
And we have pictures to prove it!
If you are interested in ham radio and will be in Northern Vermont, stop on by!
There are several exam teams in our area who offer exam sessions.
Sessions are both live and on-line.
There are two excellent exam lookup tools:
The ARRL Exam lookup is good for finding local in-person sessions. ARRL Exam Search
Hamstudy is the best lookup for remote sessions. The "location" does not matter! Hamstudy Exam Search
Be sure to research ALL of the things you need do prior to attending a session.
Occasionally, special exam sessions are held at other times by appointment.
Exams for FCC Commercial Licenses also are given.
These consist of the General Radio Operator's License (GROL), Radar Endorsement, Global Marine Distress and Safety Service (GMDSS) and Radiotelegraph licenses.
To discuss scheduling an special VE exam or FCC Commercial Exam, please call 802-879-6589 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.