ALE Operators Needed to Support Disaster Relief Flights in the Caribbean

From ARRL News 09/27/2017 Ham radio volunteers living in areas having good signal propagation into the Caribbean region are being asked to activate their home ALE (automatic link establishment) HF stations. The call is going out to ALE-equipped radio amateurs Read More …

Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

Hams standing by and ready to help during disasters or other events. More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know say that emergency communications is driving their Read More …

WHEN WIRES CAN’T DO THE JOB, UVA RADIO CLUB READY TO STAND IN THE BREACH

When the British passenger ship RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, radio operators onboard sent distress messages via shortwave radio and were able to summon the help of another passenger ship, the RMS Read More …

146.61 MHz repeater back up and is running Yaesu System Fusion

Bill, WF4R, reports the 146.61 MHz repeater at Bowers Hill is operational again and is now running the new System Fusion digital system that the City of Chesapeake purchased.  On analog you need the 162.2 Hz tone for access and Read More …