When all else fails, amateur (HAM) radio works

Over the last week, wildfires have been raging across most of the state of California. On Wednesday, one of my life-long best friends named Donna, who lives about an hour south of San Francisco, Calif., and some of the fires out there, had internet but no phone service in her Read More …

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 in the Caribbean islands, eastern and southeast US, Central America, Read More …

The Amateur Radio Operators Preparing for the Worst

There’s a sense of urgency in the air at a Virginia nuclear power plant. Everything within at least a five-mile radius is at immediate risk due to a critical meltdown. One of the emergency responders opens the envelope she’s holding, scans its contents, and announces the bad news: “We just Read More …