Richmond Amateur
Telecommunications Society

W4RAT · Richmond, Virginia

Celebrating 50 Years · 1972 - 2022 



RATS Technical Committee

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The RATS Technical Committee is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, implementation, and installation of all transmitting, receiving and testing equipment owned by the club as approved by the Board of Directors.  Additionally, the Technical Committee is responsible for the exploration and resolution of interference problems and misuse of the club's equipment.

The Technical Committee also handles network hardware and security for the repeater equipment and AREDN nodes, assists with the secure storage and regular inventory of club physical assets, provides control operators and technical assistance for club activities, and occasionally assists the Board in the selection, operation, and maintenance of various technical systems used in their administration of the club -- such as this web site.

Current Projects

RATS Asset Inventory 2022 - Club members may sign in to view preliminary inventory information and photos, as well as a copy of the last known full asset inventory.  This is a work-in-progress with completion estimated by end-of-year 2022.  This effort will establish a detailed baseline inventory of club assets for regular maintenance and periodic review at an interval to be established by the Committee or Board -- probably annual.

Tech Committee Relaunch The Tech Committee consists of a small number of members bringing specific skills which align with the needs of the club and the duties of the committee.  As the committee is re-established in late 2022 through 2023, seats will be populated with a handful of specialists in operation and maintenance of the club's RF and technical systems, and several other members with interests and skills that are beneficial to the club and aligned with the committee's scope of work.  Club members wishing to be considered for a seat on the Technical Committee should contact the Technical Committee Chairman .

Contact Us

You can reach the Technical Committee at rf-tech-cmte@rats.net, or the Technical Committee Chairman/Trustee at rf-tech-chair@rats.net.  Individual members of the Tech Committee may be reachable using a "Send message" button or other contact information they have chosen to make available through member profiles listed in the roster below.

Roster

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255

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