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The RV Radio Network is an ARRL affiliated association of RV enthusiasts who also share an interest in Amateur Radio. Here you will find information about rallies, hamfests, radio nets, and other activities of interest to the members of our club. We invite all Amateur Radio Operators with an appropriate FCC license to participate in the RVRN 40m net on about 7264 KHz at 6:00 PM Central Time Sunday through Friday, and in our EchoLink net each Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time on the *SELINK* Conference Node. Our Net Control Operators KA2HPG, AI1N, K5WWT, K5TGS, W8TJT, and W4QMT welcome you. We are always looking for Alternate NCOs. If you would like to be an alternate NCO contact our Communications Manager Fred, KA2HPG.
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Posted by KB6WHV -
11-23-2021 _ 5:25 PM CST

Who is going to Quarts fest 2022?

Posted by N8GU -
11-12-2021 _ 8:27 AM CST

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - Sunday, November 14th on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (02:00 UTC)

THE DISCUSSION TOPIC: TRAVELING WITH PETS

TO ACCESS THE QUADNET ARRAY:
D-STAR Smart Groups (recommended way to access the Array on D-STAR) DSTAR1 or DSTAR2
D-STAR Reflectors XRF757A, XLX307D and XLX049D
Brandmeister DMR Talkgroup 31012
TGIF DMR Network TG 196 (beta testing)
DMR Plus talkgroup 320 (on the IPSC2-QuadNet Server)
Yaesu System Fusion - XLX307 or US QuadNet Array Reflector 35947, or try Reflector 37099
Wires X - ROOM 45058 (If operational)
This net meets every Sunday on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (02:00 UTC) except when falling on a holiday

Posted by N8GU -
11-4-2021 _ 9:06 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - Sunday, November 7th on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (02:00 UTC)

THE DISCUSSION TOPIC: TRAVELOGUE - Participants are asked to share one or two places to visit along with the logistics as to where to stay, routes to travel, things to see and do, etc.

TO ACCESS THE QUADNET ARRAY:
D-STAR Smart Groups (recommended way to access the Array on D-STAR) DSTAR1 or DSTAR2
D-STAR Reflectors XRF757A, XLX307D and XLX049D
Brandmeister DMR Talkgroup 31012
DMR Plus talkgroup 320 (on the IPSC2-QuadNet Server)
Yaesu System Fusion - XLX307 or US QuadNet Array Reflector 35947, or try Reflector 37099
Wires X - ROOM 45058 (If operational)

Posted by N8GU -
10-23-2021 _ 8:35 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - Sunday, October 24th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (01:00 UTC)
THE TOPIC DISCUSSION WILL BE: RV Winterization Techniques
Join the conversation by logging in to one of the following:
D-STAR Smart Groups DSTAR1 or DSTAR2
D-STAR Reflectors XRF757A, XRF735A, XLX307D and XLX049D
DMR Plus Talkgroup 320 (on the IPSC2-QuadNet Server)
DMR Plus reflector 4541 (on any IPSC2 server)
Brandmeister DMR Talkgroup 31012
Yaesu System Fusion - XLX307 or US QuadNet Array Reflector 35947, or try Reflector 37099
Wires X - ROOM 45058 (If operational)

Posted by N8GU -
10-16-2021 _ 11:43 AM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - Sunday, October 17th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm
(continued on the Members Only page.)

Stay tuned - more information coming soon
AnitA Maitland, KG4IAM-XYL Net# 1050
SK Nov 11, 2021

Anita and George are long time members of RVRN and have hosted some great rallies.
Her obituary can be found HERE

Evening HF Net Time Change
Effective Sunday November 28th, 2021
The 7264 KHz Net time moves to 6:30PM Central Time.

RV Radio Network Evening HF Net
6:30 PM Central Time on Sunday - Friday
7264 KHz + or - QRM.

RV Radio Network EchoLink Net
Every Thursday at 8 PM on the
Multi-Mode Sosuth East Conference Node (*SELINK*).
Find this net on Net Logger -or- Net Scraper

FCC Topics of interest
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FCC to Require Email Addresses on Applications
12/2/2020

Amateur radio licensees and candidates will have to provide the FCC with an email address on applications, effective sometime in mid-2021. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as defective.     .......
Under new Section 97.23, each license will have to show the grantee's correct name, mailing address, and email address. "The email address must be an address where the grantee can receive electronic correspondence......Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct email address."
Ref: ARRL News


Note: To add or edit your email address to your FCC information log into the ULS License Manager at https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp, select the license to be edited, and edit if needed using the the link in the "Work on this License" box found in the right column.
New RF Exposure Rules Effective on May 3,, 2021
4/12/2021
The FCC has announced that rule changes detailed in a lengthy 2019 Report and Order governing RF exposure standards go into effect on May 3, 2021. The new rules do not change existing RF exposure (RFE) limits but do require that stations in all services, including amateur radio, be evaluated against existing limits, unless they are exempted.
Ref: ARRL News   (News article contains important information and useful references.)
Note:   Here are some links to RF Exposure information that may be of use:
ARRL RF Exposure ARRL's coverage of this subject.
RF Exposure and You ARRL Pdf by Ed Hare, W1RF, ARRL Lab Supervisor
RF Exposure Calculator v2.2 (2021-05-07) by Paul Evans, VP9KF , Hintlink Technology.
RF Exposure Calculator from Lake Wasington Ham Club
RF Exposure Calculator Spreadseet" From Ham Radio School
FRN now required to submit Appplications
Amateur Radio Applications may no longer use your Social Security Number. As of May 20,2021 the application must include the applicants FRN number for submission. This means you must register with the FCC and get your FRN before your application can be submitted.
The FCC has provided a CORES Registration Vdeo describing the process of registering with the FCC and obtaining your FRN.

ARRL List of Canceled Hamfests and Conventions

Latest COVID-19 Info for RVers from Escapees
Read the May 2021 Network News <HERE>
For the Current and previous issues see the Members Only page

2021 VIRTUAL Dayton/Zenia Hamvention
Will have QSO Party & Virtual Activities this year.


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