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Ham Radio Clubs to Test Emergency Capabilities in June 24-25 Event:

by AB7RG  2023-06-07
Amateur radio operators will represent our community in the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day on June 24-25. Hams associated with the Flagler Palm Coast Amateur Radio Club, Flagler Emergency Communications Association and Flagler County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) will gather at then Hammock Community Center at 79 Mala Compra Road to operate multiple ham radio stations for 24 hours beginning starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, according to a news release. The annual Field Day event involves more than 40,000 hams throughout North America.

Keeping Up with Amateur Radio News and Events:

by K8ZT  2023-06-06
Learn how you can keep up with what is happening in Amateur Radio. The session covers Online AR News Resources, New Aggregators, Mailing Lists and Social Media. See how you can receive ARRL Bulletins and Newsletters. Explore the world of AR Podcasts and online videos, including recorded and live presentations, YouTube, Vimeo and more. Read traditional paper-based magazines, view them in digital format, and even deeper dive into historical archives. We will also discuss online training resources. Finally, we will wind our way through the tangled web of ARRL resources to ensure you are getting everything you need to be well informed.

Hamvention Sees Largest Attendance Record:

by AB7RG  2023-06-06
XENIA, Ohio (WKEF) -- The largest amateur radio convention saw a greater attendance during its 2023 Hamvention in Xenia. Attendance was 33,861, which is more than 2,000 greater than last year, and even surpassed the previous pre-pandemic attendance record of 32,472.

ARRL Hudson Division Has New Vice Director:

by AB7RG  2023-06-05
Ed Wilson, N2XDD, of Shirley, New York has been appointed Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division by ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR.

Louis Benvenuto, W6OTB, Who Worked as Cameraman for Johnny Carson Turns 106

by AB7RG  2023-06-07
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - It may be a dying art -- but Louis Benvenuto is a Morse code master. "If you don’t practice every day -- you lose it," said Lou -- as most call him. At 106 years old -- Lou's still got it. Growing up in Nebraska -- he went to radio school in California. "I got my license... W6OTB," said Lou.

McKinney Amateur Radio Club to Host Annual Field Day Event:

by AB7RG  2023-06-06
For a span of 29 hours, McKinney's Erwin Park will become home to a local celebration of radio waves. From 8 a.m. June 24 to 1 p.m. June 25, the McKinney Amateur Radio Club will host its annual Field Day event, a local iteration of an event that includes 40,000 radio amateurs across the continent. The event, open to the public, will include equipment demonstration and opportunities for supervised public participation.

Licensee Hit With $24,000 Fine for Jamming Net, Failure to ID: FCC:

by AB7RG  2023-06-05
An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) results in a large fine against a California amateur radio license holder.

The Centenary of the Beginning of the OK Radio Broadcasting Competition:

by OK1MP  2023-06-05
The special station, which will earn you 5 points in the competition for the 100th anniversary of the start of regular radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia and a connection with it is necessary to win the gold diploma, will be activated for the second time on Friday 9 June 2023 and will be identified by callsign OL100R.