Tag: Public Service

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #956

This Week in Amateur Radio #956 Week of June 24, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR956 Running Time: 1:10:16 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #956 with a release and air date of Field Day Weekend, June 24, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Andre Wald, […]

Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know say that emergency communications is driving their passion to be “hams.” “There has been a tremendous amount of interest in emergency preparedness since 9/11 and Katrina, and this is true for the amateur radio […]

Amateur radio operators keep emergency communication lines open at area hospitals (Illinois)

Andy Finick walks up the stairs and opens the door onto a roof at Franciscan Health in Hammond. He points up to a higher roof at several antennae that would — in an unthinkable emergency — provide communications for the hospital. In Northwest Indiana, Finick, a licensed amateur radio operator, helps hospitals maintain communications when […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Credited with Helping Injured Cyclist

Members of the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club (HARC) in Alabama had a role in getting help for a Louisiana cyclist injured in a September 17 group ride in Madison County, Alabama. A representative of the sponsoring Spring City Cycling Club told WHNT-19 News that a number of riders, including Brian Guerrero, fell as a motor […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Needed to Support Marine Corps Marathon

Amateur Radio volunteers in the Greater Washington, DC, region are invited to support the 41st running of the US Marine Corps Marathon. The annual event takes place on Sunday, October 30. Volunteers will support communication for the Marathon, which covers a scenic route starting near Arlington National Cemetery, into Washington, DC, and past many monuments […]

via the ARRL: ARRL CEO Urges New York City-Area Hams to Join Him as Marathon Volunteer

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF — a New York City Marathon volunteer since 1981 — is urging radio amateurs in the New York metropolitan area to join him on the race course this fall to, as he put it, “participate in one of the world’s most important public service events.” On Sunday, November 6, Amateur […]

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