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Amateur Radio Club, County AES Host Annual Field Day in Muscatine:

by AB7RG  2023-06-05
The Muscatine Amateur Radio Club and Muscatine County ARES Team will host a Field Day on the weekend of June 23-24 at the Old Barn in Muscatine. Field Day is an annual event on the last weekend in June when amateur radio operators try to make contacts from locations outside of their norm. Typically, operators make contacts from their homes or cars. Field Day gives operators the opportunity to make contacts from remote areas, a news release says.

Ham College 101 is Here:

by VK3PB  2023-06-04
E8A AC waveforms: sine, square, and irregular waveforms. AC measurements, average power and PEP of RF signals, Fourier analysis, analog to digital conversion: digital to analog conversion, advantages of digital communications.

Radio Field Days:

by AB7RG  2023-06-04
There are some disasters that damage or destroy the communications in a community or even a nation such as earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes and mobile Ham Radio is the only means of communicating. Disaster relief needs to know what aid the community needs and people want to know if their loved ones have survived and what aid they need. In order to be prepared for any disaster that may come along amateur radio operators (Hams) hold practice maneuvers to establish communications as needed whether in our own local community or in other parts of the world. KCARC, Kay County Amateur Radio Club, will be holding it's Summer Field Day on June 24. The communications equipment must be totally mobile, using mobile antennas and power equipment (batteries, portable generators and wind or solar power). The Summer Field Day this year will be held at the VFW building at 2821 East Prospect and the public is invited to come visit and observe the operations.

Amateur Radio Exercise at Farragut Today, Sunday:

by AB7RG  2023-06-03
The Kootenai Amateur Radio Society, a local amateur radio club, will participate in the "Museum Ships Weekend Event" today and Sunday at the Museum at the Brig at Farragut State Park. The event will commemorate museum ships and stations and is sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) Amateur Radio Station. The amateur radio field exercise has annually been held since 2006. The Kootenai Amateur Radio Society has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to use "special event call sign" N7F (phonetically, "Navy Seven Farragut") for this event.

Factors That Influence the Cost of Ham Radios:

by AB7RG  2023-06-05
Ham radios, also known as amateur radios, have been a popular means of communication among hobbyists, emergency responders, and enthusiasts for decades. These versatile devices provide a unique way to connect with people worldwide, participate in emergency preparedness exercises, and explore the world of wireless communication. However, one common question when considering the ham radio hobby is, "how much is a ham radio ham?" In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various factors that influence the cost of ham radios and provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect.

Highline Amateur Radio Club Holding Annual Emergency Communications Event:

by AB7RG  2023-06-04
The Highline Amateur Radio Club (HARC), invites all to observe and participate in the annual ARRL Field Day on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Field Day is an event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). The purpose of Field Day is to practice emergency communications preparedness, and to raise public awareness of amateur radio preparedness capabilities in an emergency such as an earthquake.

Radio Club Hosts 35th Hermon Hamfest:

by AB7RG  2023-06-04
HERMON -- Amateur radio enthusiasts from near and far came together at Hermon High School Saturday. The Pine State Amateur Radio Club hosted the 35th Hermon Hamfest -- an event where ham radio operators meet to discuss the hobby, swap equipment, and get licensed.

Scout Troop Saves Hiker's Life After Terrifying Fall:

by AB7RG  2023-06-03
On the one hand, Eric Valentine, an 80-year-old former Scoutmaster, is lucky that a group of Scouts just happened to pass by in their canoes minutes after he fell down a rocky riverbank, seriously injuring himself. On the other hand, there’s nothing lucky about a Scout troop being prepared. Knowing they were entering an area of the Snake River with limited cellphone service, Troop 77 from Eagle, Idaho (Mountain West Council), carried one ham radio, one satellite communicator and several short-distance radios with them. Knowing it would take a significant amount of time for first responders to arrive in case of an emergency, they had one adult with wilderness first-responder training and several Scouts familiar with basic Scouting first-aid skills.