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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 7:00 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 N8GU -
7-23-2021 _ 10:54 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - TOMORROW NITE - Sunday, July 25th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (01:00 UTC) - (NO Echolink access to this net*)

THE TOPIC DISCUSSION WILL BE: Dry Camping Techniques, aka "Boondocking" or "living off the grid."

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 reflector 35947
Wires X - ROOM 45058
This net meets every Sunday on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET EXCEPT when the Sunday falls on a holiday or special event weekend.
*ECHOLINK - the RV Radio Network folks have an Echolink RV Net on Thursday evenings at 8 PM ET on the South East Conference Node (*SELINK*).

Posted by N8GU -
7-18-2021 _ 12:43 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - TONITE - Sunday, July 18th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (01:00 UTC) - (NO Echolink access to this net*)

THE TOPIC DISCUSSION WILL BE: RVers' Paradise - The State and National Parks

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 reflector 35947
Wires X - ROOM 45058
This net meets every Sunday on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET EXCEPT when the Sunday falls on a holiday or special event weekend.
*ECHOLINK - the RV Radio Network folks have an Echolink RV Net on Thursday evenings at 8 PM ET on the South East Conference Node (*SELINK*).

Posted by N8GU -
6-25-2021 _ 9:56 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET - Sunday, June 27th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (01:00 UTC) - (NO Echolink access to this net*)

THE TOPIC DISCUSSION WILL BE: Mobile antenna installations - to make a hole or not to make a hole, that is the question.

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 reflector 35947
Wires X - ROOM 45058
This net meets every Sunday on the Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET EXCEPT when the Sunday falls on a holiday or special event weekend. NO NET ON FATHERS' Day next week.
*ECHOLINK - the RV Radio Network folks have an Echolink RV Net on Thursday evenings at 8 PM ET on the South East Conference Node (*SELINK*).

Posted by N8GU -
6-12-2021 _ 7:22 PM CDT

AMATEUR RADIO RVers DIGITAL VOICE NET TONIGHT - Sunday, June 13th on the digital Quadnet Array at 9:00pm ET (01:00 UTC) - (NO Echolink access to this net*)

THE TOPIC DISCUSSION WILL BE: An RV Field Day Weekend Activity. Share with
(continued on the Members Only page.)

Spring Rally Report and Pictures are available on the Spring Rally Page

RVRN MEMBERS: Take this 2 questions
Members Interest Poll

The RVRN HF Net meets at 7 PM Sunday - Friday on 7264 KHz.
The RVRN EchoLink Net meets each Thursday at 8 PM on the
Multi-Mode Sosuth East Conference Node (*SELINK*).
Please come by and join the conversations.

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.

Huntsville Hamfest Camping Invitation
from RVRN Member WW7N, Jim Johnson

An Informal Gathering at the Huntsville Hamfest for those in the Southeast in August ... more


ARRL List of Canceled Hamfests and Conventions

Latest COVID-19 Info for RVers from Escapees
Read the November 2020 Network News <HERE>
The February issue is on the Members Only page.

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


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