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 …

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, Read More …

Ham club puts repeater on air in Lewisville

The Lewisville Amateur Radio Association recently installed a 220 MHz (1.25 meter) repeater to serve the Lewisville area. A repeater receives radio transmissions on one frequency and rebroadcasts them from a fixed position on a slightly different frequency. Repeaters are Read More …

Property owner wants to remove ham radio towers from atop Islandia hotel

ISLANDIA – There is controversy about a plan to take down ham radio towers from an Islandia hotel that’s set to become Long Island’s first casino. On top of the Island Marriott, the site where the controversial casino will be Read More …