The Valley Radio Club of Oregon (formerly Valley Radio Club of Eugene), located in Eugene, Oregon, was chartered in 1932, and is one of the oldest, continuously operated club stations in the United States. It has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) since 1932, and associated with the American Red Cross since 1951.
If you are a newly licensed ham operator in our community, please come on by and meet other hams. Our membership is diverse, with ham radio experience ranging from several months to many decades!! Let us share our hamming experiences with you, and you'll see what ham radio fun is all about!!
December: Putting up a Wire Antenna, By Mike W7RIS. We will look at the pro/cons of using a wire antenna, the importance in selecting the right hardware to keep your antenna up in the air for many years, and the hardware you don’t want to use. We will also discuss selection of pulleys, different type of rope, support structures, counter weights, and how to get a wire antenna up in the air.
January: Setting up your Handi-talkie, By Mike W7RIS. This program will discuss why you should have an HT, how to select the right kind (single/dual/tri-band), accessories you should consider purchasing, concepts in programming your HT, software packages for programming it, where to find information on repeater frequencies, and strategies on how to organize the memory in an HT
February: Seeing SWR and other waves, By Nelson NF7Z. This will be a hands-on demonstration that allows us to "see" SWR in a tuned and untuned feedline and dipole. We will also "see" propagated waves and polarity.
At our September meeting we had a fascinating presentation on the Eugene Maker Space nearspace balloon launch. Below are links to some of what was shared:Eugene Maker Space Nearspace Balloon a Success