• 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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  • How does a J-Pole Antenna Work? November 22, 2020
    Ever wonder how a slim jim or the big brother, a J-Pole antenna work?  A quick check on the internet reported that “the J-pole antenna is an end-fed omnidirectional half-wave antenna that is matched to the feedline by a quarter wave parallel transmission line stub of Lecher system form. Matching to the feed-line is achieved by sliding the connection of the feedline back and forth […]
  • ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB Mode, Nov 21-23 November 17, 2020
    Contest Objective: To support amateur self-training in radiocommunications, including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs. Stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) exchange information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Contest […]
  • Annual Business Meeting, 13 Nov 2020 November 7, 2020
    The Board of Directors of the Vienna Wireless Society will host the Corporation’s Annual Business Meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020 via Zoom.  The Zoom link is:   This is the same link used for the General Membership Meetings.  If needed, the Meeting ID is: 839 0687 1573 with Passcode: 592282  In accordance with the By-laws, […]
  • Who is Reginald Fessenden? November 1, 2020
    Ever hear of Reginald Fessenden? -         Made the first wireless voice transmission, on Cobb Island, Maryland on December 23, 1900. -         Known as the father of Amplitude Modulation, and the first person to use a carbon microphone to modulate a carrier signal. -         On December 24, 1906, Fessenden made the first wireless musical broadcast, which was […]
  • In Person Amateur Radio License Exam Session, Sat, Oct 31, 2020 October 24, 2020
    If you're ready to take the exam, and wish to do it in person, see below: Sponsor: Dunn Loring Fire Dept Date: Oct 31 2020 Time: 11:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Howard F. Cunningham (703) 359-9211 Email: VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Dunn Loring Fire Station 13 2148 Gallows Rd Ground Level Board Room Fairfax VA 22027
  • General Membership Meeting, 23 Oct 2020 October 16, 2020
    NOTE:  The Zoom Logon is needed attend the Club’s Regular Membership Meetings is:   If needed, the meeting ID and passcode are: 839 0687 1573 and 592282 Forum --  “You Can’t Take it with You”:  Scott, KD4EBL, the head of the VWS SK/Consignment Sale Committee will discuss expanding your estate planning to include disposition instructions on your […]
  • Ham Bootcamp October 10, 2020
    Ham Bootcamp  Are you new to the hobby, or thinking of becoming a Ham?  Our friends at the Nashua Area (New Hampshire) Radio Society have especially invited you to attend their Boot Camp, virtually on Nov 7th   More details are at:  Sign up for their next Bootcamp via email to
  • General Membership Meeting 9 Oct 2020 October 4, 2020
    NOTE:  These are new logon credentials as of 9/1/2020.  This new Zoom Logon is needed attend the Club’s Regular Membership Meetings:   If needed, the meeting ID and passcode are: 839 0687 1573 and 592282 Forum – “National Capital Region/Fairfax County Emergency Communication Cache”:  Join Zach, K4SDZ as he takes us on a virtual tour of the National Capital […]
  • 75th 2020 Oceania DX Contest September 26, 2020
    Want to visit (virtually) the South Pacific in October?  Join the hunt for Bora Bora, or any number of the islands during the 75th Annual Oceania DX Contest.  It runs from:   -         (Phone) 06:00 UTC Saturday 3 October to 06:00 UTC Sunday 4 October 2020 and -         CW: 06:00 UTC Saturday 10 October to 06:00 UTC Sunday 11 October 2020.  The Islands […]
  • General Membership Meeting, Sep 25, 2020 September 21, 2020
    NOTE:  These are new logon credentials as of 9/1/2020.  This new Zoom Logon is needed attend the Club’s Regular Membership Meetings:   If needed, the meeting ID and passcode are: 839 0687 1573 and 592282  Forum – “KerberosSDR for Radio Direction Finding” Andrew K3NHT will provide an overview of his recent experiences using KerbrosSDR, a system that uses a set […]