Thanks for visiting. Here you will find relevent information of interest to amateurs in Southeast Virginia, including local repeater listing, exam schedule and links to local clubs. Also there are a couple items of general interest to most hams in the country from e-mails I've recieved. Whether you are new the hobby, new to the area or visiting, I hope you'll find something useful here.

Where's Steve? If I'm on the road, I can be found on the APRS network! I'll either be on RF on 144.39 MHz or where there is no coverage on the APRS-IS as KC4JGC-14.

Having problems with cable TVI in your home or with a neighbor?
Chuck Manetta N4YJC published a series on the packet network on cable television/amateur interference and how to solve the problem. As CATV systems have (mostly) converted to digital formats, this may no longer be an issue; keeping this here for reference.

Whether you are new to the area, visiting, passing through or a new ham, it's important to know what is on the local vhf/uhf bands. Here is a listing of all known repeaters as well as packet bbs's and digipeaters, including APRS. Repeater listing updated 8/28/23; APRS listing updated 8/28/23.

New for 2023, I've added a local and regional net listing.

"What are those mileposts icons on my APRS map/Kenwood D-700 screen?"
I run UI-Signpost, an add-on program with UI-View32. I have a description of how it works on this page.
Note: I'm not running UI-View32 at this time. I hope to have it running again in the future. When? I don't know.

If you are passing through the area en route to northeastern North Carolina, check out the Fessenden Amateur Radio Society for repeater information.

Ed Harris KE4SKY, ARES Assistant EC for Fairfax County VA wrote
"Getting the Most From Your HT". Everyone who owns a hand-held should read this!

Links. Links added/updated 7/25/23.

Please drop a line to kc4jgc at qsl.net.

visitors since 10/10/98

73 de Steve KC4JGC