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King George County Repeater Work

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new repeater in the old cabinet… Significantly more sensitive than the old MFS5000 Motorola. Left to right: Steve, Dale, Wes, Dwayne. Northern Neck ARC repeater committee members. Pic taken by Dave Jordan, WA3GIN.

The Safe Way to Enjoy CW with your Wine

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

CQ’s July Editorial: Emergency Communication is not just Public Service

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

CQ’s July Editorial rebuffs ARRL’s inartful attempt to downgrade Emergency Auxiliary Communications Volunteers to a basic Public Service category! What’s in a name? The name we give to what we do greatly influences how people perceive it. From things like car accidents to supporting local government communications in an disaster, we definitely provide an effective […]

Marine Corps Marathon Preparations – Optimize Your Hand-Held Radio

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Bureau of Standards tests of Public Safety high band and amateur 2-meter antennas indicate that a “rubber duck” has -5db, “negative gain” compared to a quarter wave held at face level. In terms of effective radiated power (ERP), this means that a 5 watt HT with rubber duck, radiates only 1 watt. Operating […]

Seen at the Berryville hamfest…

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t want to lol when they see this shirt? 😉

Summer Is Finally Here…

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally winter is gone. The leaves are on all the trees . . . and absorbing RF. It’s time for antenna work, Hamfests, and Field Day. Think about insuring that your VHF and UHF path to our great ARPSC repeater system is solid. Check out the mast height, coax connections, and lightning protection. And take […]

Hurricane Tracking

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.