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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 […]

Next Meeting:

Wednesday , 18, March 2015 Comments Off on Next Meeting:

Wednesday Jun 17th 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: 2015 Field Day preparations. Upcoming topics (Subject to change): 2015 Field […]

The Saratoga winterfest 2015 will take place this coming Saturday March 14th. When: Mar 14, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Location: The Cornell Cooperative Extension (Solar Building), 50 W High St (Rt 67), Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Activities: New/Used gear for sale or trade. VE test session – Email Jim, (kg2h@arrl.net) for test […]

ARRL DX SSB Contest This Weekend. Starts at 7:00 PM EST on Friday, and ends on Sunday at 6:59 PM EST. Objective: To encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only […]

The FCC has adjusted very slightly downward — to $21.40 — its proposed Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee for Fiscal Year 2014. In a June Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the Commission said it was planning to hike the current $16.10 vanity fee to $21.60 for the 10-year license term. The FCC released a Report […]

The Tryon Amateur Radio Club was asked to assist with radio communications at the 1st Annual CM5K Run/Walk. The 5k road race will take place Saturday 30th in Northville, NY to benefit Open Hearts & Homes for Children. For more information on this event visit this facebook event page. For those who are interested, breakfast […]

Finally hams are getting some love from Facebook. Officially licensed amateur (ham) radio operators may now use their call sign as their Alternate Name, or nickname, on their individual profiles. Jeff KB1PNB, who works at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California found a petition on an amateur radio Facebook Group to which he belongs, […]

Congratulations, Rocco WU2M, for your awesome performance during the event. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped us succeed. Special thanks to: Rob & Crystals All American Family Restaurant for providing the amazing catering service that kept us going strong during the event. Sheri Gifford for making sure our coffee and doughnut supply was running […]