May 18, 2023 - Fort Collins, CO
We send a special "Welcome!" to all of the Hamvention 2023 participants! Enjoy the camaraderie and a chance for a face-to-face with a voice, wrist, or keyboard from afar. A half dozen or so of our members are in attendance, and we hope you get a chance to share your WWV story with them and others.
The WWV ARC was created in January 2019 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of NIST Radio Station WWV, located near Fort Collins, Colorado since 1966. After the very successful October 2019 100th anniversary SES, several of the organizers kept the club loosely together and in the fall of 2020 discussions of re-writing the by-laws got rolling. We registered with the State of Colorado as a non-profit in December 2020, and in April 2021 we established new by-laws and elected a re-organized Board. WWV ARC is a recognized ARRL affiliated club as of May 28, 2021. General membership opened in late summer 2021, and we are just now starting our third "re-organized" year.
We look forward to exploring and supporting a variety of amateur radio topics, citizen science amateur radio initiatives, metrology themes and issues, historical ties between amateur radio and NIST, as well as continued support for radio stations WWV, WWVB, and WWVH and the NIST Time and Frequency services.
Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration
The WWV Amateur Radio Club, along with the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), HamSCI (hamsci.org), and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (fcmod.org) celebrated 100 years of standard frequency broadcasts from Radio Station WWV on March 2-4, 2023. The museum hosted an historic talk by Glenn Nelson, WWV station technician, and also a scientific talk by HamSCI representatives on the Grape Personal Space Weather Station. March 3 NIST opened it's doors for tours of the Boulder lab as well as the WWV station north of Fort Collins. Saturday, March 4, more than a half dozen clubs gave a public display of amateur radio at the Museum of Discovery with tables and talks for the general public. We were super busy for three days, then our members spent the next week on-air with the special event station (SES) WW0WWV.
We're still recovering from all of that, but hope to have the presentations on our YouTube channel soon.
We hope to see you here in Fort Collins or have a QSO on the air soon!
Dave Swartz, WØDAS
WWV ARC President