Welcome to the International RV Service Net. We are a group of Amateur Radio Operators traveling the country in Recreational Vehicles, hosting radio nets, or at least interested in RVing. We welcome all appropriately licensed hams to join us for our daily nets on 20m and 40m.
We enjoy keeping in touch with one another, and we pass messages to our members out on the road. We host a number of rallies, allowing us to get together for personal visits. In addition to this Internet site, our members receive our quarterly newsletter to bring more detailed information about our activities to the membership.
A non-profit organization sponsored by the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI), the purposes of the club are:
I picked up these numbers today while investigating info on tuning my father-in-laws cb antenna. The author probably has good basis for his report and provides an interesting comparison of antenna length to power. While we were at AES in Orlando a couple of months ago during our Club’s Ham-A-Rally I was shopping some antennas. The sales hams in the store told me the obvious, length makes a difference.
Here are some numbers from an article entitled, “How does an antenna size affect my CB radio?” to paint the picture a little more precisely:
The Amateur Radio Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International is the sponsoring organization of the “International RV Service Net System.”
The Amateur Radio Club was formed in 1963 by Earl Johnston W0ICV, as the “Airstream Net”. At that time its membership consisted of hams who owned Airstream travel trailers and were members of the trailer club which was formed by and named after Wally Byam, the originator of the Airstream travel trailer. The club has in recent years reorganized and expanded its operations in order to serve all amateurs interested in Recreational Vehicles and in travel.
Read more: History
The RV Service Net operates directed nets throughout the week, and nets are on 40 meters and 20 meters.
Note the East Coast 40 meter net is on 7191kHz.
See the Net schedules page for more information. See also the Log Form for Check-Ins.
Read more: RV Service Nets
Divine Design Badges has our club's badge logo and does a fine job creating call sign name badges for our members.
Her prices are reasonable, delivery is rapid. Click on the highlighted file below to view the order form. You can print it, fill it out, and mail it to her.
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WBCCI Headquarters803 E. Pike StreetP.O. Box 612Jackson Center,OH 45334Ph 937-596-5211Fax 937-596-5542
Cindy Reed, Corporate Manager/Blue Beret Editor
Deb Mann, Membership Director
Julie Rethman, Member Services
Deb Sailor, Blue Beret Copy Editor
Please contact Julie Rethman Headquarters to report changes of any officer listing, website address or activity information.
For questions or comments on the WBCCI.ORG website, please contact the Electronics Communications Committee at