Welcome to WA3NAN
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Home of the Goddard Amateur Radio Club
QST DE WA3NAN
Next Club Meeting will be 09/17/2014. This meeting is normally our yearly open house meeting, open House has been moved to October meeting (10.15.2014)
Google Map of the site location
Next Club Lunch 11:45 at Lambert's on 10/02/2014 (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.
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'Donald
Club Treasurer: Bruce Thoman
For WA3NAN QSL information,
please contact John Klim (N3KHK): john(dot)klim(at)verizon(dot)net
To join the WA3NAN Mailing list, send a request to patrick(dot)l(dot)kilroy (at) nasa (dot) gov from the email address you want to receive/send messages to/from.
WWV Propagation Report:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2014 Sep 18 0010 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 17 September follow.
Solar flux 125 and estimated planetary A-index 6.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 18 September was 2.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
ARRL Callsign Lookup
Goddard Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 86
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0086
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