QCWA Chapter 119 Bulletin — Time to say goodbye

As many of you know, Ron, W8RJL, and Judy, W4JJY, are boarding a plane bound for California — a permanent change of station — on June 1, 2018. The QCWA Chapter 119 May meeting on Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:00 Noon, at Gus and George’s Spaghetti and Steak House at Read More …

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

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 passion to be “hams.” “There has been a tremendous amount Read More …

Tornados visit Hampton Roads

Something we don’t have happen often happened today in the Southside Hampton Roads area: Tornados.  I’m not sure the number of funnel clouds reported but we experienced a lot of structural damage throughout the area. Thankfully, no loss of life.   Just a reminder to always be prepared. As amateur Read More …

Technician Licensing Class being offered by Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club

CARS is not having a fall Technician licensing class, however, Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club has put together a class for the end of September. The classes will be held at the Ocean Park Rescue Squad, 3769 E. Stratford Road in Virginia Beach off of Shore Drive near the Lesner Read More …