CARS hosting Technician License Classes

Amateur (Ham) Radio license classes (entry level) offered by Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service in Great Bridge / Chesapeake. There will be five two hour classes, March 24 afternoon, March 27 & 29, April 3 & 5 evenings. FCC exam April 7 afternoon. Classes are free; textbook bought in advance and Read More …

ARRL Requests Expanded HF Privileges for Technician Licensees

ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. The FCC has not yet invited public comment on the proposals, which stem from Read More …

ARRL EC-001 – Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (Rescheduled for Monday Evening Due to Weather)

(The Jan 6th Saturday Session for this course has been rescheduled for Monday Evening Jan 8th @ 6pm Due to Weather) CARES will be hosting the ARRL EC-001 “Introduction to Emergency Communication” Course at the CARS clubhouse & will be open to all amateur radio operators. If you are interested Read More …

No phone or Wi-Fi? No problem. He used ham radio, Morse code to communicate after Irma

It’s like something out of a war story from the past — a man sends Morse code messages to let people know he’s alive in the worst of times. It wasn’t years ago though. It was just under a month ago, Sept. 11, the day after Category 4 Hurricane Irma Read More …