I’m AndyZ, F.C.C. amateur radio station K1RA, and this is my Radio Activities web site. Here you will find articles, pictures and videos of my various Radio Adventures. I’m mainly interested in a facet of the hobby known as contesting, or radio sport, though I also enjoy DX’ing (long distance), QRP (low power) and mobile 2-way radio operations. Please navigate the menu bar at the top of this page beginning with About to see and read more about my hobby and the other radio stations, clubs and members I associate with. If you are more interested in just seeing my radio picture albums, click on the collage below.
Please visit my W4VA page for a list of topics I have recently presented to the Fauquier Amateur Radio Assoc. There you can download the Power Point presentation slides.
I recently finished a rove with John W1RT in the ARRL Sept VHF 2009 contest. Take a look at some pictures and read more about our adventure by clicking here.
For those in area of Fauquier county, I have an Echolink Internet-Radio gateway running on the W4VA 147.165 MHz (PL 167.9) FARA repeater. Read more about it under the VHF & Above link. The node covers Warrenton, Virginia and surrounding areas out into Fairfax and Reston to the north and east and Stafford and Shenandoah to the south and west. Link your portable or hand held radio to the internet and talk to the world!
73 and hope see you at a local club meeting or hear you on the radio or in an up coming contest !
AndyZ – K1RA