Category: Clubs

Via the ARRL: Ham Radio Clubs Connect Amid Social Distancing

As college campuses have sent students home to finish their classes online, members of the K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club in Tucson — a student organization at the University of Arizona — have moved their radio club meetings to, well, the radio. K7UAZ Station Manager Curt Laumann, K7ZOO, said that when the university largely shuttered its campus, club […]

Via the ARRL: Long Island CW Club Offering Free, Online Morse Code Instruction for Homebound Youngsters

The Long Island CW Club in New York is offering free, online Morse code instruction for the “many youngsters at loose ends as a result of school closings due to COVID-19 concerns.” The club’s co-founder, Howard Bernstein, WB2UZE, pointed out that learning Morse code is “a fun and educational activity for children of all ages […]

via the RSGB: BATC helps clubs to hold virtual meetings

In order to support the worldwide amateur radio community during the Covid-19 virus pandemic, British Amateur Television Club (BATC) is offering free use of the BATC Video Streaming Service and chat facility to any radio club or group of radio amateurs. This will help clubs to hold virtual meetings with HD video and audio streaming […]

Via the ARRL: ARRL Board of Directors Re-Elects President Rick Roderick, K5UR

Meeting January 17 – 18 in Windsor, Connecticut, the ARRL Board of Directors re-elected ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to a third 2-year term. Roderick outpolled the only other nominee, Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, 8 – 7. New England Division Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, was elected First Vice President, succeeding Greg Widin, […]

Via the ARRL: Club Station Commemorates Amateur Radio Newsline Cofounder Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF (SK)

The Amateur Radio Newsline Amateur Radio Club, WA6ITF, has adopted the call sign of Newsline cofounder Bill Pasternak, who died in 2015. Pasternak was a familiar voice in Amateur Radio news media, and a frequent presence at hamfests and conventions. He and Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP, established the Amateur Radio Newsline™(initially The Westlink Report) ham radio newscast. Pasternak […]

Huntsville HAM radio club participating in Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event

HAM radio and the American space program have a long history, and Huntsville’s Amateur Radio Club will celebrate that at the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this weekend. Radio stations will be setup in the Rocket Park portion of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center on Friday, […]

via the ARRL: AMSAT Announces New Board of Directors Election Process

AMSAT will provide its members with online voting as the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election gets under way. This year, AMSAT has contracted with a single, independent vendor, ElectionBuddy, to conduct and fully manage the election process, instead of with multiple vendors as it’s done in the past. “AMSAT believes this voting system will result in […]

Tips from Channel 3 viewers helps recover stolen Amateur Radio Club trailer (Tennessee)

A trailer that was reported stolen on Friday night by the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club has been recovered.  That’s according to the organization’s Facebook page. The group posted on Saturday alerting people to be on the lookout for the MPC trailer and a black Toyota Tacoma, both belonging to the Southeast Company. The trailer was […]

via the ARRL: New Jersey Antique Radio Club Expands YouTube Offerings

The New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) has invited vintage radio and electronics collectors, restorers, and history buffs to check out its YouTube page, which offers more than 125 videos. The club has recorded presentations on restoration, test equipment, radio history, TVs, audio equipment, how vacuum tubes and other electronic components work, and visits to collectors’ […]

via the ARRL: W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention Set for September 20 – 21

The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention will take place September 20 – 21 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A radio shack will be set up with some of the latest offerings from the Amateur Radio industry for visitors to test drive. The Ham Radio Boot Camp will take place on opening day, Friday, September 20. This day-long ham […]

via the ARRL: Effort Under Way to Revive Boston College Amateur Radio Club

Some alumni, faculty, and staff of Boston College are in the process of trying to restart the Boston College Amateur Radio Club. They would appreciate hearing from current BC students and alumni who are interested in participating. Contact Jim Repetti, WJ1R. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources https://ift.tt/2Fe5kdD

via the ARRL: Colorado Club Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation Trailblaze Challenge

The Park County Radio Club (PCRC) in Colorado (AB0PC) provided communication assistance for the first Colorado Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge fundraiser hike on August 11. The hike took place on Segments 2 and 3 of the Colorado Trail, totaling 23.7 miles. The elevation at the start of the Challenge hike was 6,112 feet, reaching 8,290 feet […]

via the ARRL: UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves toward Getting Back on the Air

United Nations Amateur Radio Club President James Sarte, K2QI, said on August 16 that their club station, 4U1UN, is several steps closer to getting back on the air after a long absence. “Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU, along with Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, have been working with me behind the scenes to get the station operational again,” Sarte […]

ARRL 2018 Field Day Site Locator is Live, Public Service Announcements Available

ARRL Field Day is June 23 – 24. See the May issue of QST, page 85, for the Field Day announcement. The Field Day site locator is now up and running, and, to date, some 900 are sites already in the database. To find a Field Day site near you, type your town and state in the “Location or […]