Category: Clubs

via the ARRL: Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island. The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called ARES Connect, a volunteer management, communications, and reporting system. The new system will allow information to be logged by ARES members and managed through the Field Organization. The advent of ARES […]

via the ARRL: IARU Secretary Presents ARRL Antenna Book CD During Visit to Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba

On February 2, former ARRL CEO and current IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, and his wife Linda, KA1ZD, paid a courtesy visit to the National Headquarters of Cuba’s Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba (FRC) in Havana (easy to spot, he said, because of CO2FRC’s 80-foot tower with an 8-element log periodic antenna for 14 – 30 MHz […]

via the ARRL: “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community” is Hamvention 2018 Theme

The theme for Hamvention® 2018 is “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community.” Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme acknowledges the role that ham radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies. “During recent disasters, hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and wildfires in the West, Amateur Radio operators were once […]

via the ARRL: Arkansas DX Association Marking 50th Anniversary

The Arkansas DX Association (ADXA), Arkansas’s only 100% ARRL member-affiliated club, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on December 2 with a convention at in North Little Rock featuring “a slate of illustrious speakers.” With a charter to support DXers in Arkansas and the pursuit of DX, ADXA’s focus is to encourage, mentor, and develop the […]

Amateur Radio Service helps fight hunger (Ohio)

The Portage County Amateur Radio Service, a local Ham Radio Club, is giving back to the community with a donation of $6,445 to the Center of Hope in Ravenna. The Amelia DiGirolamo Center of Hope is dedicated to enhancing the nutrition of low-income people in Portage County, where local food pantries are not present. Hot […]

MSU Club Fosters World-Wide Communication and Friendship With Century Old Hobby (Michigan)

For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR’s Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio. Tucked away […]

via the ARRL: Radio Club of America Announces New Board Members and Officers

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced newly elected board members and officers for 2-year terms starting on January 1. New officers are Barney Scholl, K3LA, VP/Counsel; Margaret Lyons, Secretary, and Ron Jakubowski, K2RJ, Treasurer. New Directors are Ernie Blair, WA4BPS; Karen Clark; Michael Clarson, WV2ZOW; Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW; Ray Novak, N9JA; Carole Perry, […]

via the ARRL: New BBC Amateur Radio Station G8BBC Officially Opened

BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall of Birkenhead on October 18 opened the new London BBC Radio Group’s G8BBC Amateur Radio “premises” (“shack” in the US) at Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC. The shack is in a small room tucked in the roof of Broadcasting House. On opening day, Lord Hall used G8BBC to send […]

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