Tag: West Virginia

Historic ham radio event at courthouse deemed a success (West Virginia)

The Aug. 24 Ohio Statewide Courthouses On the Air Historical Special Event was a huge success in Lawrence County, Ohio. It was a perfect day for the event with blue skies, sunshine, and a light breeze. Members of the Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association and the Lawrence County Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service started early […]

Balloon launched from World Scout Jamboree floats across the Atlantic Ocean

You can reach practically any corner of the globe via amateur radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the amateur radio association launched four mylar balloons from the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, in hopes that one would catch the jet stream and end up on the other side of […]

via HACKADAY: Jeri Ellsworth Tours A Radio And Tech Museum

[Jeri Ellsworth] has done some YouTubing again (yes, that’s a word, just like YouTuber) after a four-year hiatus. She’s recently uploaded a very enjoyable four-part series touring the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington, West Virginia. Part one contains radios spanning the ages, starting with a spark gap transmitter, some wonderful crystal sets, pocket […]

Amateur Radio Balloon to be Part of K2BSA Activities at 2017 National Scout Jamboree

A high-altitude Amateur Radio balloon, K2BSA-11, will be launched from the 2017 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia. The balloon is expected to reach an altitude of 48,000 feet and will transmit on 144.390 MHz APRS. An onboard GPS/computer will shift APRS frequencies based on the balloon’s location around the globe. Carrying […]

HAM Radio still proves effective in emergencies (West Virginia)

All hospitals have emergency plans in the event of a catastrophe, and the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg trains for emergencies extensively, including how and where to move patients in case of an off-campus disaster. Plans include mass casualty scenarios, large-scale operation evacuations, plane crashes and active shooter scenarios. In order to maintain readiness, several […]

Technology of the past highlights auction (West Virginia)

A blast from the past was just around the corner in Harveytown for attendees of the Museum of Radio and Technology’s tri-annual auction and swap meet Saturday. Bill Reich, a member of the museum’s board of directors, said funds raised through the event go a long way in helping the continuation of bigger events in […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #905

Week of July 2, 2016 Download here: http://bit.ly/29fgGi1 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: The FCC clairifies emissions testing for RF LED lighting devices Former Roanoke Division Director now a Silent Key FCC transitions to new online electronic comment filing system WV […]

ARRL: West Virginia ARES Units on Alert for Possible Activation in Wake of Flooding

All Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) districts and counties in West Virginia are on alert for possible activation in the aftermath of severe flooding, which has claimed at least 2 dozen lives, destroyed hundreds of homes, and damaged countless others. More than 30,000 were without electrical power at one point, but that number now is […]