TRYON T-Shirts – Order yours before July 30th

The TRYON ARC will be ordering T-Shirts for the club. We can all wear them on public events or emergency situations. The order will be placed on July 30th. Sizes go from Small to 4XL. The price is $15 per t-shirt. If you are a member of the club you should have received an email from Don WA2EZ with directions on how to place your order, if you have not send an email to webmaster [at] k2jji [dot] org for more information. Hurry the deadline is almost here!

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Ham Radio Fills Communication Gaps In Nepal Rescue Effort

Amateur radio has stepped in to fill communication gaps in Nepal, which is struggling with power outages and a flaky Internet after a devastating earthquake on Saturday killed over 5,000 people. Though 99 persons have ham licenses in Kathmandu, about eight use high-frequency (HF) radios that can transmit long distances, while another 30 have very high frequency (VHF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) sets for local traffic, said Satish Kharel, a lawyer in Kathmandu, who uses the ham call sign 9N1AA. The hobbyist radio operators are working round-the-clock to help people get in touch with relatives, pass on information and alert about developing crises.
 

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