ARRL Affiliate since 1950
ARCUA is open to students, faculty, and staff
of the University of Arkansas. You need not be a licensed Amateur Radio Operator to join.
In fact we welcome international (and domestic, of course) students who wish to use our facilities to listen to shortwave broadcasts. Dues are $5.00/year (subject to change).
After a very informative and successful spotter training class earlier this week, we are proud to offer the newly updated spotters reference guide for members involved in the W5YM University WeatherNet. As of January 5th, new changes have been made regarding the criteria by which hail is classified as severe, and having this guide handy will help spotters accurately report "ground truth" conditions.
From the guide:
Ed Calianese, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) from the
National Weather Service Office in Tulsa OK, will present storm spotter
training in ENGR 209 at 7pm this coming Monday, January 25th. This is
the real deal - training by the folks who know!
ARCUA has sponsored this event for at least the past ten years and good
participation by the membership has bolstered the reputation of the
Club in the local community.
ARCUA will join with “ham radio” operators across North America this weekend by taking part in the annual Field Day sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.
Providing an opportunity for amateur radio operators to test their emergency communications and technical skills, Field Day is a 24-hour event starting at 1 p.m. local time on June 27. Field Day continues until Sunday, June 28.
ARCUA will conduct its Field Day operation for 2009 at The Gardens park facility, located on Razorback Road adjacent to Carlson Terrace.
Dr. Jay Garlitz (AA4FL), advisor of the Gator Amateur Radio Club (W4DFU) sends the following announcement:
A College Satellite Night will be held Thursday, September 18, 2008 (local time).
This event is a great opportunity for hams that are satellite active to interact with college students and elmer a new generation!
This semester, Dead Day falls on May 2. As we try to do every dead day, ARCUA will host a study break for its members and friends.
Dan Puckett, our faculty advisor, has graciously offered to host this year's study break at his house in Fayetteville. Dan will be providing the hamburger meat, so he needs a head count! Please contact him via email or this site's contact form if you plan to attend.
The rest of the fixin's for the food will be potluck by club members We need the following:
SpringFest 2008 will be held this Saturday, April 25 & 26. Our club will be manning a booth on Dickson Street on the morning of the 26th.
We will be setting up a demonstration station and talking about ham radio and its benefit to the community.
Tonight's talk & traffic net was odd for two reasons:
- It was the first in a while
- It was check-in only because of the severe weather in the area
In any case, thanks to those who checked in this evening's net, with KB5WPM as net control:
The last meeting of the spring 2008 semester will be Tuesday 8 April 2008 at 7pm at the club radio room, room 736 of the Science & Engineering building.
This is an important meeting. We really need all members to be present for this meeting. Anyone who is at all interested our curious is welcome too! You don't need a ham radio license to come to the meeting!
This Thursday night, from about 5:30PM to 10:15PM we will be participating in College Satellite Night. AMSAT has activated a second repeater on AO51 Echo, and on Thursday, contacts with a school station have precedence over other contacts. Shown below is the schedule of voice satellite passes over W5YM during the event. I will try to be at the station for all these passes, and anyone who wants to participate only needs to come when its convenient for them.