• Members' voices March 27, 2020
    I think it's great when people decide to launch their own means of expression whether that be a blog, a YouTube channel, or a Facebook page. I know that in the day, we had some hams in our club in Canada who would publish their own newsletter – yes, printed, if you remember those! Well, […]
  • 2020 Field Day Project - 40 Meter SSB Transceiver January 17, 2020
    Hi VWS-  I have set myself a goal of a having a 100% scratch-built 40 meter QRP SSB transceiver built and ready to demonstrate by field day.  The design is based on the Simple SSB Transceiver project by Pete Juliano, N6QW.  The finished rig will work on 40 meter SSB phone, both upper and lower […]
  • Michigan Might Mite December 22, 2019
    I just completed a new project - it is called the Michigan Mighty Mite - it is a 1/4 watt single transistor transmitter.  Check out the pictures in the Project Showcase.    For more details about the project check out on makeRF - and best of all it is only 7 parts!   And you […]
  • What software are you using for logging? September 26, 2019
    We're interested in learning what logging software packages are in use in the club and who would like to be available to help with setup and/or questions on that software. If you are using some other package, please respond to this post with the name. Also, please respond with your name and the package name […]
  • Have questions about VWS and Ham Community? September 24, 2019
    Please post your general questions and comments about the VWS space on Ham Community here.
  • Software and web resources for logging and QSLing September 24, 2019
    I will give a short presentation on the subject topic at the VWS meeting on Friday, September 27.  You can get an advance look by downloading my slides from Please respond to this post with your questions, comments, and requests for future club activities related to this topic.  Want to learn how to - get […]
  • Thank you August 23, 2019
    Thank you to the Vienna Wireless Society for allowing us the opportunity of presenting Ham Community.

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  • ARRL International DX Contest, 6-7 Mar 2021 March 2, 2021
    Contest Objective: To encourage US & Canadian stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations. US & Canadian amateurs: Work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible. […]
  • Regular General Meeting, 26 Feb 2021 February 25, 2021
    Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting on Friday, Feb 26th starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting.  The Zoom link is:    Forum Topic – “On-line Testing” Chris N6FR, from California, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of online testing.  In the age of COVID-19, Amateur Radio licensing has successfully gone online and remote.  This is a […]
  • Last Man Standing (TV Show) Special Event Station February 13, 2021
    The Last Man Standing Amateur Radio Club is joining with a team of seasoned special-event operators around the United States to present a multi-band, multi-mode special event celebrating the prime-time network TV show for its positive and accurate portrayal of amateur radio. The event will start at 00:00 UTC on 24th March 2021 and end at […]
  • Regular General Meeting, 12 Feb 2021 February 9, 2021
    Please join the Club for our Regular General Meeting on Friday, Jan 12th starting at 7:00 pm, on Zoom.  The Zoom link is:    Forum Topic – “Setting up a Dream Shack” After more than 20 years as a Ham, Rick, N1RM finally had a chance to build his dream station. Join Rick as he goes through […]
  • State QSO Parties Start in February February 1, 2021
    The first four state QSO parties start this month!  Vermont and Minnesota are the 6th, and SC then NC are the 27 & 28th>. See for more details. Stand by for details on the VWS Club meeting on Friday, 5 Feb 
  • Winter Field Day, Jan 30-31, 2021 January 24, 2021
    The Winter Field Day Association will host Winter Field Day 2021 from 2pm EST Saturday to 2pm EST Sunday, January 30-31, 2021.    Station set-up, for those operating outdoors, or from a location not your current QTH may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on the Friday before.  Station setup may consume no more […]
  • General Membership Meeting, 22 Jan 2021 January 19, 2021
    Please join the Club our Regular General Meeting on Friday, Jan 22nd starting at 7:00 pm, on Zoom.  The Zoom link is:   If needed, the meeting ID and passcode are: 839 0687 1573 and 592282 Forum Topic  – “A survey of useful computer apps for Ham Radio”  Join Mike, WA8AHZ has he surveys some of the more […]
  • DC 2021 Inauguration AUXCOMM Plan January 17, 2021
    ***Please distribute to all amateur radio operators in the National Capital Region***   Fairfax County ARES has been requested to support the 2021 Presidential Inauguration and we need your help! From 0800-1600L on Inauguration Day, FFXARES will conduct a situational awareness net in support of the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency […]
  • Regular General Meeting, Jan 8, 2021 January 1, 2021
    Please join the Club for first general meeting in 2021 on Friday, Jan 8th  starting at 7:00 pm, on Zoom.  The Zoom link is: Forum: “My experience with Amateur Satellites and ISS” by Brendan, KM4HRR, Time: 7:00-7:30 pm (followed by Club announcements)  Main Presentation: “Railroad Communication” by Andrew K3NHT, Time: 7:30- 9:00 pm
  • Ham Radio History December 25, 2020
    Interested in learning more about the early movers and shakers of Ham Radio?  Browse Chris Codella's (W2PA) ham radio history website:  Ham Radio History | A Century of Amateur Radio – Hams, Organizations, Events, Inventions (  It's worth your time.   See you at the Club meeting (via Zoom) on January 8, 2021.