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New Auxiliary Communications Field Guide now available

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security OEC Version 1.0 of the 2014 AUXFOG is now available for download. Go to www.publicsafetytools.info under the resources tab.

America’s Early Radio History

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

While surfing the Internet recently for information about the early days of broadcast radio in the Washington, DC, area, we came across this interesting website – United States Early Radio History. While the website is not amateur radio specific, it provides comprehensive history on, for example, early vacuum tube development (1917-1930), and the expansion of […]

Discovering amateur radio – a video

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World Genesis Foundation has produced a lengthy video (32 minutes) with a new view toward discovering amateur radio. The production received UN funding.

2013 CQ Worldwide DX Contest

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 CQ World Wide DX contest was held recently and one DX station decided to combine the audio from his station with QRZ data related to the operators he worked. A pretty neat idea. Check out the YouTube video created by DX station IZ5NFD, Italy:

Retirement recognition for Dan Gillenwater, K9SLY

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

K9SLY- Dan is one of the founding members of the ARPSC and active supporter of the RACES protocol established in Arlington County Government after 9/11/2001. When the newly appointed RACES Officer for the county issued a request for Civil Emergency Amateur Radio Operator volunteers Dan didn’t have his amateur radio license. Dan was the one […]

Planning to visit the National Capital Region?

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are planning on visiting the Nation’s Capital, check out   this video.   It should be of interest to any ham that’s visiting the area.

ARPSC Membership Renewal Time

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s the time when members are asked to pay membership dues to support ARPSC repeaters, web sites, and club activities. Individual – $20.00 Family – $25.00 Click here for more details and to download a membership application form.  And … if you are not yet a member, please join! Thanks and 73s, W4AVA.org

Update from the ARPSC Board of Directors

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

It had been my intention to send out a New Year’s message to our members, but the flow of the river was faster than my ability to paddle. I have fallen behind. However, by chance, I am on time for the Chinese (lunar) New Year. So, eat long noodles for good luck as we begin […]

QSONet is delivering virtual ionosphere reports for amateur radio

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

QSONet is a good online resource for timely ionosphere reports for ham operators. The Cormac Propadex – Current Ionospheric Conditions: Propadex is updated four times per hour Eight hours of history is shown on the graph. When the Propadex is high, it means the F2 maximum useable frequency is higher than average for this time […]

Commerce Department’s Radio Spectrum Wall Chart

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Any ham knows that the radio spectrum is crowded. How crowded? Well, nothing drives home the point better than this PDF wall chart from the Department of Commerce.  Click here to access the PDF.