Category: Clubs

via the ARRL: Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative Holds Second Annual Meeting

The Amateur Radio Club at Yale University (W1YU) was the host for the 2nd annual Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) forum at the ARRL New England Division Convention, September 8–10, in Boxboro, Massachusetts. ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, who — in light of the increasing number of reactivated and newly formed radio clubs at colleges […]

via the ARRL: Northern California DX Club Launching Initiative to Get Newcomers on HF Bands

The Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) has announced an initiative aimed at getting more new Technician and General class radio amateurs active on HF. The NCDXC Elmering Project will launch in mid-September. “Looking around the room at local club meetings makes it very clear that we are all aging,” NCDXC’s John Eisenberg, K6YP, said. “It […]

Ham Radio Club in India Reunites Lost, Injured Pilgrims and Travelers with Families

For the past 24 years, members of India’s West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC) have helped to reunite lost or injured individuals, many of them pilgrims attending the Ganga Sagar Mela festival each January. The Ganga Sagar fair and pilgrimage, held on Sagar Island’s southern tip in the Ganges Delta on the Bay of Bengal, attracts […]

Southeastern VHF Society Issues Call for Papers

The Southeastern VHF Society (SVHS) has issued a call for papers and presentations (PDF attached below) for delivery at its convention, April 28-29, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Papers and presentations are solicited on both technical and operational aspects of VHF, UHF, and microwave “weak-signal” Amateur Radio. Suggested topic areas include transmitters, receivers, transverters, RF power […]

Hamvention® Countdown: With 6 Months to Go, Plans Proceeding Apace at New Venue

With just 6 months to go until Hamvention® debuts at its new Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center venue in Xenia, Ohio, May 19-21, General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, and Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Board Member Mike Kalter, W8CI, assure that all is progressing smoothly. Cramer and Kalter made another appearance this week (November […]

via the ARRL: New England Forum to Demystify Tax-Exempt Status for Ham Radio Clubs

Most radio clubs are set up as non-profit corporations, but this does not mean that they are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code. Some changes that took place in 2014 simplified the process for smaller organizations with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenues and reduced the amount […]

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

The 12th annual W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention is set for Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The an ARRL-approved operating specialty convention will feature a “Ham Radio Bootcamp,” which will cover the sorts of things every ham should know — kind of the Elmer you may not have had. The presentation […]

BREAKING via the ARRL: Dayton Hamvention Moving to Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia

Officials in the Xenia, Ohio, area today sounded thrilled at the prospect of hosting an event on the caliber of Hamvention®. Starting in 2017, Hamvention will take place at the Greene County Fairgrounds & Event Center on the same May weekend. The new venue, a 32-acre multipurpose complex, located some 16 miles east of Dayton […]

via the ARRL: Dayton Hamvention Moving to Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia

“X” marks the spot! Hamvention® announced today that it will be moving to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia, Ohio, after 52 years at Hara Arena. That’s about 16 miles east of Dayton center off US Route 35. Hara Arena announced last week that it would be closing, and Hamvention indicated that […]

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