Tag: Maine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1084

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1084 Release Date: December 7, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, […]

Via the ARRL: Maine Radio Amateurs Helping to Deploy AM Band Public Information Radio Service

Waldo County, Maine, is implementing the nation’s first county-wide emergency AM radio station with the help of radio amateurs. “We realized that the last option [in emergencies] most people have for getting information is by broadcast radio,” said Waldo County Emergency Management Agency Director Dale Rowley, KC1LKI. He recalled an ice storm a few years […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Repurposes AM Broadcast Transmitter for Ham Radio Use

Thanks to a joint effort by ARRL and the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (VRCMCT), a classic Gates BC-1T AM broadcast transmitter will enjoy a second life on the Amateur Radio bands for occasional use under W1AW or under the ARRL Headquarters Operators Club call sign, W1INF. Spearheaded by broadcast engineer Dan Thomas, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #936

This Week in Amateur Radio #936 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR936HAM Running Time: 1:13:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #936 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by  Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, […]

PODCAST – This Week in Amateur Radio #918

This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Download here: http://bit.ly/2dtLEqo Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew’s Progress FCC’s Bill Cross, W3TN retiring Amateur Radio Volunteers on Call during Major Puerto Rico Power Outage ARRL Acting as Catalyst […]

Retired Librarian Who Was Maine’s First Woman Radio Amateur Turns 108

Mary Cousins, ex-W1GSC, who was the first woman in Maine to obtain an Amateur Radio license, celebrated her 108th birthday on September 20. Now a resident of a care facility in the coastal fishing village of Deer Isle, Cousins was treated to a party complete with a cake decorated with images of local newspaper articles […]

via the ARRL: Ready to Activate for NPOTA: White House Creates New National Park Service Unit

The National Park Service received a centennial gift from the White House on August 24, when President Barack Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine. The 413th official unit of the National Park Service, the new national monument will be known to National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) participants as […]

Amateur radio operator teaches campers in Winthrop about life before cellphones (Maine)

The looks on the faces of the 30-plus YMCA campers ranged from curiosity and intrigue to apathy and amusement as they listened to Jack Schrader scan the amateur radio frequency spectrum Wednesday morning. After nearly 45 minutes, a connection was made with a manure farmer more than 500 miles away. Read more: http://bit.ly/29ADtbn