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On the Same Wavelength: Amateur Radio Bridges the Gap:

When two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in 2001, and four years later when Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, it was important for emergency officials to be on the same wavelength. That's difficult to do when emergency communication goes down, as was the case during 9/11 and Katrina. Situations such as those prove just how impo... [continue]

Roche Park Turns Into Communications Hub During Amateur Radio Event:

VERNON TOWNSHIP -- A Roche Park baseball field was transformed into a communications hub over the weekend as amateur radio operators competed against teams from around the country to make contact with as many other operators as possible. "November-three-Quebec-Quebec-hotel," Connor Fell said as he hunched over a large microphone at one of three co... [continue]

Goshen Amateur Radio Operators Tune Into the World:

Four-year-old Brodric Thrash of Bristol smiled while wearing a pair of headphones much too big for him during the Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at Fidler Pond Saturday. He was hearing old-time Morse Code dots and dashes in the headset while his dad was taking part in an amateur radio field day. Several members of the Goshen Amateur Radio Club s... [continue]

Warm reception for ham radio event - Rutland Herald

Rutland HeraldWarm reception for ham radio eventRutland HeraldTim Abraham, president of the Green Mountain Wireless Society, gives some pointers to Jacob James, 6, in the announcers' booth at the football field of Rutland High School during a Field Day event for ham radio operators Saturday. Both James and ...... [continue]

Disaster Response Exercise Succeeds 'Spectacularly':

SOUTH COAST -- Expecting to "fail spectacularly," hundreds of volunteers representing more than 40 agencies took part in a three-day disaster response exercise in Coos and Curry counties over the weekend. The event, named "Triton 32" was a grass-roots planned full-scale exercise involving both public and private emergency service providers to asse... [continue]

CITEL’s PCC II Meeting starts in Orlando, Florida

The 29th meeting of the Permanent Consultative Committee II of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) started Monday, June 26, 2017 in the city of Orlando, Florida. Among the matters of interest for the radio amateurs to be discussed there are the IARP, emergency communications and satellites. In the photo (l-to-r):  José Arturo... [continue]

When all else fails … amateur radio - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Juneau Empire (subscription)When all else fails … amateur radioJuneau Empire (subscription)Most don't realize it, Juneau Amateur Radio Club's David Bruce said, but in the event of a large-scale disaster, the first thing to go would be cellphone service. Juneau would then rely on amateur radio hobbyists, known as hams, to communicate with ... [continue]

OF100HQ Will Celebrate Finland’s Centennial in IARU HF World Championship Event

The commemorative call sign OF1ØØHQ will be on the air during the IARU HF World Championship event July 8-9 to mark Finland’s 100th anniversary.“Finland has been under Swedish and Russian rule, and has had to fight her way to her own destiny of freedom in securing her identity during the World War II,” well-known Finnish radio amateur Martt... [continue]

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Registrations Top 200 and Rising

Registrations for the 2017 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) have topped the 200 mark for the August 19-20 event. The ILLW is 20 years old this year, and with some 8 weeks to go, 220 planned operations have registered throughout the world, including 26 in the US (Germany is leading registrations with 45. Australia has 30 so far). Du... [continue]

Call to hold amateur radio examinations in Cuba

The Communications Ministry and Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) issued a call for the next state examinations to be held July 22, where those that approve the subjects under evaluation will receive the Certificate of Competency to operate first, second and third category stations, which are the existing categories in the Largest of th... [continue]

RadCom July 2017, Vol. 93, No. 7

WSJT-X: Work the World—Joe, K1JT, Steve, K9AN and Bill, G4WJS explain News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 New products 16 News 12 RSGB Matters 6 RSGB Members’ special offer 69 Online edition Membership Services login required, follow the link below or click the […]

N5OAK Amateur Radio Club Field Day Fun!

Join the N5OAK Amateur Radio Club on our '17 Field Day adventure! Operating as 7A from South Texas, located in Grid EM00wf. Radios. Antennas. Good Food. Good Friends. What more could you possibly ask for? 73 from the N5OAK Amateur Radio Club - thank you to all who worked us - or tried to work us! ... [continue]

Brian Joseph Poole, G3MRC, RNARS No 33, FOC No 1683, 2nd May 2017

There are not many radio amateurs of whom it can be said that they defined First Class when it comes to CW operating. ‘Joe’ Poole was certainly one of the few. I had the good fortune to contact him from a number of places, starting with my own home station and whilst visiting places such […]

Atmospheric radiation update

For years, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been using space weather balloons to monitor cosmic rays in the atmosphere above California