April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via the ARRL: ARDC Grants to Fund Amateur Radio Project Expansions

Two recent Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grants will benefit the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), K6TZ, and Oregon HamWAN.

A $35,550 grant will enable SBARC to construct an amateur radio station at the new Chrisman California Islands Center (CCIC) in downtown Carpinteria, California, at the invitation of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation (SCIF). According to Levi Maaia, K6LCM, who is the K6TZ club call sign trustee, the station is scheduled to open in 2022. SBARC promotes education and training programs for anyone interested in ham radio. It also encourages and sponsors experiments in electronics and promotes the highest standards of practice and ethics in the conduct of communications.

The station will be prominently located near the CCIC main entrance. An interactive display will provide an overview of amateur radio communications and the role that amateur radio has played in the history of the islands.

When the station is not staffed, visitors can interact with it using a custom touchscreen that controls an interactive presentation on amateur radio and wireless technologies and their importance to mariners, aviators, scientists, and explorers who visit the rugged islands off the California coast. Webcams connected to the station via SBARC’s microwave data network will offer visitors a view of the island’s terrain in real time.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ardc-grants-to-fund-amateur-radio-project-expansions