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Friends Keeping In Touch via Amateur Radio and RVs

The RV Radio Network (RVRN) is an ARRL affiliated association of Amateur Radio Operators who share an interest Recreational Vehicles. 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 Multi-mode EchoLink net each Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time on the *SELINK* node. Our Net Control Operators KA2HPG, AI1N, K5WWT, K5TGS, W8TJT, W4QMT, N3YRZ, and KC5MEM welcome you. We are always looking for Alternate NCOs. If you would like to be an alternate NCO please contact our Communications Manager Fred, KA2HPG.
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Posted by KO4YNY -
7-19-2022 _ 10:33 AM CDT

New member and thrilled to be able to take my hobby to another level.

My wife and I travel frequently in our motorhome and are working on obtaining a nice portable setup that will work well for our travel needs. Any suggestions for a good mobile setup would be greatly appreciated.

We are traveling to the Hamfest in Huntsville, AL next month and will by staying in military base FAM camps along the way. I recently joined POTA and hope to get my first activation along the way.

Safe travels and look forward to meeting you all on the evening call.

Ben (KO4YNY)

Posted by KI5VRG -
6-18-2022 _ 5:52 PM CDT

I am new to ham radio and new to this group. I just obtained my technician license and plan to test for general in July.
We travel in our Class C motorhome and I am excited to be adding ham radio to our activities while traveling.
We also love to attend RV rallys and will be looking to attend one in the near future. Unfortunately we have a commitment during the time of the Branson rally so it eill have to the next one hopefully.

Posted by AK7RM -
5-29-2022 _ 2:21 PM CDT

New Member and happy to be a part of this group of like minded RV'ers /Ham's...

We are starting our 2022 season of camping in the Mtns of Arizona. I often do POTA activations at our camping spot and tie it in with my wildlife photography.

All contacts made while on my trip from June 4 - 15 will get a 8x10 Photo printable QSL card from me. Each one is unique and a high resolution photo. Here are some examples of past QSL cards (sent via email):

I'll be on 20M most of the time (in the general class section, to reach as many hams as possible) and if band conditions are good I'll be on 17M and 40M as well (voice only)
Thanks Rob - AK7RM

Posted by NC4GP -
5-11-2022 _ 7:51 PM CDT

Good evening and hello all. New member here and am happy to run across Fred and the gang on 40 meters. My xyl Debra and I travel around in a motor home and I operate from it on my HF remote station. It is a work in progress but it is coming along. Perhaps we will see a few of you around the bands and would like to wish all safe travels.

George NC4GP

Posted by W0PML -
4-27-2022 _ 9:46 AM CDT

Good Morning Hank,

It looks as though you are still the glue holding this group together.

Barb and I really miss the rallies and the good times with all of th
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2022 RVRN Fall Rally Info is <HERE>
2022 RVRN Fall Rally Application is <HERE>

RV Radio Network Evening HF Net
7:00 PM Central Time on Sunday - Friday
7264 KHz + or - QRM.

RV Radio Network EchoLink Net
Every Thursday at 8 PM Central time on the
Multi-Mode South East Conference Node (*SELINK*).
You can usually find us on Net Logger -or- Net Scraper
Subscribe to weekly EchoLink Net reminder/update Email.
Complete RV Radio Networkk EchoLink information HERE

FCC $35 Amateur Application Fee Effective April 19
FCC Topics of interest
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FCC Resumes Processing License Applications
FCC Resumes Processing License Applications
The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. A message sent by the FCC ULS EBF Team to VECs explains that the technical issues with ULS EBF filing are resolved, and that VECs may resume submitting files containing amateur radio license applications. ARRL VEC has submitted most of the backlog of its files for applications processed on, or after, April 27, and expects to have all of the backlog submitted by the end of the day (May 9).
$35 Amateur Application Fee Effective April 19
FCC $35 Amateur Application Fee Effective Date Announced

The FCC released a Public Notice on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission's authority to impose and collect fees is mandated by Congress.

The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, will apply to new, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. The fee will be per application.

Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, will be exempt from fees.

Read full story at
FCC to Require Email Addresses on Applications

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, 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
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
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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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Welcome new RVRN members

#1700 W0AMN Robert and Dianne Leiter
#1701 K3RF Bob Famiglio
#1702 W0ZV Thomas and Donna Schrage
#1703 K5MUL Ronald and Carol Simons
#1704 KB8DXN Thomas and Lisa Steuver
#1705 W7LSU Ann Harris
#1706 N2KED David and Lisbeth Pelkey
#1707 KF0GZM Joe and Terri Arbuckle
#1708 KO4YNY Benjamin Srock
#1709 KE0ND Michael and Pamela Hennes

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