• 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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  • Regular General Meeting, 14 May 2021 May 8, 2021
    Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting.  The Zoom link is:      Forum Topic – Preparing for Field Day, 2021  Leon, NT8B and Doug, AK4AO will provide a brief overview of 2021 Field Day.  They will cover how members can work Field Day from home as a single operator […]
  • Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test Set for May 7 - 8 April 29, 2021
    The US Department of Defense will host this year's Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test, Friday and Saturday, May 7 - 8, in recognition of Armed Forces Day on May 15. The event is open to all radio amateurs. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this exercise, designed […]
  • VWS Raffle Drawing Winners April 25, 2021
    Congratulations to our 2021 ARRL VA Section Convention Raffle Drawing Winners:  (To create more drama ... the list is hidden until you click in the white space ... drum roll pse)
  • Weekend Activities 23-24 Apr 2021 April 19, 2021
    Regular General Meeting, 23 Apr 2021 Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting.  The Zoom link is:     Forum Topic – “Dean, KK4DAS provides an update on the Maker Team and their current project of building a simple SSB transceiver.  The current project is a group build of his Furlough […]
  • World Amateur Radio Day, 18 Apr 2021 April 16, 2021
    Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. The IARU Administrative Council has chosen “Amateur Radio:  Home but Never Alone” as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, Sunday, 18 April 2021. […]
  • Contest University April 11, 2021
    The annual CU is planned as part of Hamvention, and will be again virtual and open to all, regardless if you’re a rabid contester or not.  CU is scheduled for Thursday, May 20th the day before Hamvention starts.  Registration for CU opens on April 21st.  CU agenda, and more information at:
  • General Membership Meeting, April 9, 2021 April 1, 2021
    Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting.  The Zoom link is:    Forum Topic – “2 meter Contesting”  Our own long-time VWS member, John KM4KMU, will discuss 2m FM contesting, and in particular use of HT’s to work the ARRL VHF contest.  John was recently interviewed for the podcast Ham […]
  • Follow us on Facebook or You Tube! March 28, 2021
    If you're social media savvy, follow us on Facebook and our very own You Tube Channel! VWS Facebook: VWS YouTube:   Not so savvy ... just watch our home page! for updates weekly Also, collaborate with like minded hams at and join their Ham Census.
  • Town of Vienna Easter Bunny Parade, March 27, 2021 March 27, 2021
      VWS is supporting the Town of Vienna Easter Bunny parade, on March 27th starting at 10:00 am.  The VWS effort consists of a VWS lead car broadcasting an APRS signal for tracking the route, and the APRS track will be posted on the Town’s website at:
  • General Membership Meeting, Mar 26, 2021 March 22, 2021
    Join the Club’s Regular General Meeting starting at 7:00 pm, via Zoom Meeting.  The Zoom link is:    Forum Topic – “ARRL VA Section Convention for 2021”  Don, KM4UDX, and his leadership team will discuss the upcoming ARRL Virginia Section Convention for 2021, hosted by VWS.  The convention will happen “virtually” via Zoom, on Saturday April 24th […]