Category: Clubs

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 […]

Texas Club Distributes Copies of Ham Radio for Dummies to Schools, Libraries

With the explosive growth in amateur or ham radio, the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club decided to spread the word about the over 100-year-old hobby. There are now more licensed hams than at any time in history. And no wonder. You don’t need the Internet or Wifi or cell plans. Just a simple walkie talkie […]

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 […]

Ham Radio At Yale, 85 Years And Going Strong

Before the Internet and social media, there was amateur radio. Hobbyists flocked to it, communicating with others from across the globe, or just down the street. And then came, well, the Internet and social media – and the whole ham radio craze quieted down a bit. But some technology doesn’t go away easily, and amateur […]

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 […]

Tipton AM Radio to set up HAM radio broadcasting in Brighton (Tennessee)

The Tipton AM Radio Society met with the Brighton Board of Mayor and Alderman on Tuesday to request the use of the abandoned water tower on Kenwood for their broadcasting equipment. They feel the move from Covington would enable them to reach a larger audience, being more centrally located and the elevation of that area […]

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 […]

This Week in Amateur Radio © 2016 Community Video Associates, Inc.