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Wednesday May 21st ARRL Exam Session begins at 5:30pm Meeting at 7:00pm Location: Fulton Sheriff Dept, EOC Room Fulton County, Sheriff Dept., 2712 State Highway 29, Johnstown NY 12095. Entrances to the EOC room is located at the back of the building.   Topics: Cheap and easy to build 2m Antenna Design by Ray K2RND Field […]

The Mohawk Valley Amateur Radio Association (MVARA), our neighbors to the south updated their website. We encourage everyone to visit and bookmark it: http://qsl.net/kc2auo. MVARA maintains the KC2AUO repeater: 147.195+ CTCSS: 156.7Hz and the Packet Node: KC2AUO on 146.445 For those who don’t know Tryon ARC works very closely with neighboring clubs. The reason for […]

This video showcases the “Dorothy Grant Elementary School Ham Radio Club” K6DGE. In the video you will be able to see elementary age kids making contacts and learning about the hobby. The ARRL has an Outreach to Teachers and Schools page in case this is something you want to implement in your schools.

A few dozen special event stations will take to the air April 26, 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC, to commemorate International Marconi Day (IMD). Among them will be GB4IMD, in Cornwall, England, OE14M, in Vienna, Austria, IY0IMD in Italy, VO1AA, on Signal Hill in St Johns, Newfoundland, VK2IMD in Australia, and WA1WCC on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. All […]

An interesting tip that might just improve the performance of those small affordable handheld ham radios called a “Handy Talky” or HT for short in ham vernacular. [RadioHamGuy] posted an interesting video on adding a counterpoise antenna wire to an HT. He claims it will noticeably improve both transmit and receive by making a quarter-wave monopole […]

Here are the lessons for the International Morse Code Course! This course is designed to help learn the Morse Code from the easiest to the hardest characters. This course covers all 26 letters of the English alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, some punctuation marks, as well as some procedural signals. This course is designed for […]

NFARL – North Fulton Amateur Radio League has put together a kit and assembling instructions for a device called Power Gate. Unfortunately the kit is now sold out, but the assembling instructions with schematics and list of materials are still available. The Power Gate allows you to run your station with full time, instantaneous power backup. […]

Kansas city public media (KCUR.org) has a show called “Up to Date”. On Tuesday’s (1/7/2014) show they talked with ham radio enthusiasts about ham radio popularity despite the advances of other technologies.       Guests: Brian Short, KCØBS: ham radio operator for 27 years Carolyn Wells, NØCJ, trauma nurse at Liberty Hospital Matt May, […]