Welcome to WA3NAN
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Home of the Goddard Amateur Radio Club
QST DE WA3NAN
Google Map of the site location
Next Club Lunch 11:45 at Lambert's on 11/07/2013 (Thursday).
WA3NAN 2M Information Net
Where: WA3NAN 2M Repeater (146.835 MHz no PL)
When: Every Thursday at 9:00 PM Easter US local time.
Next Club Meeting Nov 20, 2013 at the club site.
GARC is the Goddard Amatuer Radio Club and was founded in 1968 by employees of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The club has provided may public services to the greater community. Some of these services include support of Amatuer Radio contacts between the ISS and local schools, HF retransmissions of the voice data from Space Shuttle for public consumption and licensing classes for new operators.
Most of the members of the Goddard club are amateur radio operators. Amateur radio is a non-commercial medium for hobbies and experimenters to learn about wireless communications in all kinds of forms.
These can include HF long distance communications as well as high speed digital microwave communications to sattilte communications.
Amatuer radio operators come from all walks of life. movie stars, missionaries, doctors, students, politicians, truck drivers and just plain folks. They are all ages, sexes, income levels and nationalities. They say Hello to the world in many languages and many ways. But whether they prefer Morse code on an old brass telegraph key, voice communication on a hand-held radio, or computerized messages transmitted via satellite, they all have an interest in what's happening in the world, and they use radio to reach out.
GARC has a 2M repeater located on center on backup power.
Input 146.235 MHz with no PL and outputs at 146.835 MHz.
This repeater is also reachable via echo link using the WA3NAN/R call.
Club President: Thomas Capon
Club Vice President: Bob McCown
Club Secretary: Hugh O'Donnell
Club Treasurer: Bruce Thoman
For WA3NAN QSL information,
please contact John Klim (N3KHK): john(dot)klim(at)verizon(dot)net
WWV Propagation Report:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2014 Apr 20 0305 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 19 April follow.
Solar flux 169 and estimated planetary A-index 15.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0300 UTC on 20 April was 3.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.
ARRL Callsign Lookup
Goddard Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 86
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0086
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