First ham class on Vieques, Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria

Submitted by KA2PBT on Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:25

Matt Mullins, KD2MLR, President, Pioneer Amateur Radio Club - W2WPU at William Paterson University reports:

The Pioneer Amateur Radio Club, W2WPU has been working with the Vieques Island Amateur Radio Club, WP4PQU, to establish a contingent of operators on the island to respond in the next emergency. Approximately 40 people attended the session.

"Scopes in the Shack Part II” available on YouTube

Submitted by KA2PBT on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 19:05

W2AEW in collaboration with W2NZ and the Fair Lawn ARC have released PART II of Alan’s presentation at the April 2018 FLARC meeting. The episode can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Y7GO1hTak

Hats off to both Alan and Thom for consistently producing high quality videos for the Amateur Radio Community.

Alan’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

NNJ Technical Specialist is a guest on “HAM RADIO NOW”

Submitted by KA2PBT on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 18:59

Our own Randy Smith, WU2S, was a guest on the YouTube Program / Podcast: HAM RADIO NOW where he was interviewed about is passion: The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN). You can watch the episode at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBlO4IVv9Ls or listen to the podcast during your commute: http://hamradionow.libsyn.com/hrn-401-aredn-inc

FLARC to Activate Original Station in Historic Event

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:36

FRIDAY August 17, at 7:00 PM the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club's August program will recreate a part of club history by putting a replica of our original 1961 Novice station on the air. The equipment used will be a Heathkit AT-1 transmitter, paired with a Hallicrafters SX-99 receiver.  Both units were manufactured in the 1950’s.

Fred Belghaus W2AAB will be the club's August presenter and demonstrator.

ARRL Board moves to sunset "Official Observer" Program in favour of new "Volunteer Monitor" Program

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:30

The ARRL will soon implement a new Volunteer Monitoring Program to assist the FCC in protecting the Amateur Spectrum from intruders and interference. The new program will replace the Official Observer Program. Modernizing spectrum enforcement is required in the wake of significant downsizing on FCC field office resources. In effect the ARRL and the FCC will become partners in protecting the Amateur Bands. The new program will be run by dedicated staff at HQ.