CW Practice

     The following information is to advise and keep you apprised of the activities P.H.A.R.A. is currently involved in . From time to time we will post some recent events and maybe some pictures .

     If you know of anything you would like listed here such as Ham Related activities in or around the surrounding area ( 60 miles radius ) , please e-mail them to the Webmaster via the link at the very bottom of the page . He will post them as soon as possible .

     We also have set up a Bulletin Board for you to post announcements . Please read the Bulletin Board rules .

Amateur Radio Testing

Testing is conducted by the P.H.A.R.A. W4VEC team .

Contact Person: David Gleason, AE4YK
Phone: 276 - 638 - 1257

Location: Horsepasture Ruritan Building - 16197 A. L. Philpott Highway

From Martinsville - 58 West of Martinsville, 1/2 mile on the left after the 220 bypass.
From Patrick County - 58 East, on the right just passed the Pure Gas Station.

Dates and Time - 2006:
( First Tuesday of every
even numbered month. )
February 7 at 7:15 PM
April 4 at 7:15 PM
June 6 at 7:15 PM
August 1 at 7:15 PM
October 3 at 7:15 PM
December 5 at 7:15 PM

     Please remember to bring photo identification , any CSCEs that have not expired , and a copy of your current license if you have one . The test fee is $ 12.00 . Your Social Security Number is required. Walk-ins are welcomed, no preregistration is required but appreciated.

     The FCC also requires FRN numbers as of 12-3-01, and will require birthdates again sometime in March 2002. This information is mandatory before any application can be filed with the FCC.

Congratulations to the following new hams and those who upgraded
at the last P.H.A.R.A. W4VEC Test session.

 Name  Callsign
 Peggy Furgeson  KI4LZR
 William Huffling  KI4MTJ

Visit the W4VEC Website


     The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is part of the American Radio Relay League ( ARRL ) , the largest amateur radio advocacy and fraternal organization in the United States.
ARES in Virginia. or contact our County Emergency Cooridinater's .

These are our district website's
VA Section site
Henry County
Patrick County

     Today , ARES provides the organization and guidance to help amateur radio operators establish a local emergency comnmnications group. At the local level, the Emergency Coordinator works with local government agencies such as police, fire, sheriff, search and rescue and offices of emergency management to determine what emergency communications needs may exist. The Emergency Coordinator will then work with the local amateur radio community to provide people and equipment to meet those needs.

     How to get involved in ARES. The best way to get involved is to join a local ARES group. If you have questions about A.R.E.S. click here.

Bulletin Board 

Temporarly out of order.

     Please do not post messages with any of the following content.
  • content promoting the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances
  • nudity, sex, pornography or adult-oriented content
  • expletives or inappropriate language
  • content promoting illegal activity, racism, hate, "spam", mail fraud, pyramid schemes, or investment opportunities or advice not permitted under law
  • content that is libelous, defamatory, contrary to public policy, or otherwise unlawful
  • harassment or disputes
     Any messages of the above type will be removed .

      When posting messages , in the subject field put Announcement if it is one. Put WTB , or want to by if you are looking to buy an item and For Sale , if you have an item to list for sale .

     Please leave information where you can be reached . Thank you .

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There is a link at the top and bottom of the message board to bring you back here.



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