Shamrock Marathon Needs Coms Operators

Tom Moore, WS9B, sent an email asking that I pass the word to CARS folks that the Shamrock Marathon need more hams to provide comm support for the event. If you’re interested in helping with the event contact Tom at 757-464-3482 or send an email to ws9b@earthlink.net. Via Barry, K5VIP

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 …

CARES Meeting Saturday!

Reminder that CARS ARES Meeting (CARES) is tomorrow morning at 116 Reservation Road in Chesapeake on the 2nd floor. Meeting time is 10:00 am. Anyone who is a licensed amateur and wants to assist with providing emergency communications support to the City of Chesapeake is invited to join us.  Not 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 used by hobbyists as well as for emergency communications. The Read More …