Tag: Arkansas

Storm-Related Mishap Claims Life of Volunteer Fire Chief Doug Deckard, KC5PLA

Volunteer firefighter Scotty Douglas “Doug” Deckard, KC5PLA, of Quitman, Arkansas, died on April 30 after being struck by a car during torrential rainfall while checking water lines in his community. Deckard, an ARRL member, was 51. He served as Cove Creek/Pearson Volunteer Fire Chief. Arkansas State Police say Deckard had pulled off the roadway along […]

Roland man tapping into global airwaves (Arkansas)

For more than 15 years, Mike Cole’s blindness has failed to dilute his still-growing passion for the amateur-radio world. A 1974 Southside High School graduate who has lived in Roland since 1987, the 60-year-old Cole has used his ham radio equipment to communicate with fellow ham operators who live in Canada, Japan, Afghanistan, Argentina, Germany, […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas Marks Centennial with Special Event

The Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas (ARCUA) will mark its 100th anniversary with a special event on Saturday, August 27, from W5YM at the home of the Razorbacks. Operation from W5YM will begin at 1500 and continue until 2200 UTC, with a focus on 80, 40, and 20 meters. A commemorative QSL […]

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