NBEMS and FLDigi training (11/18/2017)

Submitted by AL0Y on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:39

Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) is a messaging system used by different agencies including ARES, RACES, MARS, FEMA, The Red Cross, and the national weather services to pass digital traffic (messages) like radiograms, incident reports and even weather reports during emergencies. FlDIGI is a software package used to send and receive NBEMS messages digitally.


Ria Jairam (N2RJ) Headlines FLARC October Speaker Series

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:33

As part of its 2017 Speaker Series, The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will feature a presentation "YLs, SDR and Setting Up A World Class Station". The speaker will be Ria Jairam (N2RJ), a world class contest operator and member of the Frankford Radio Club. Ria will be discussing the latest technology and offerings from Flex Radio, the HPSDR project (Ananradios), RTL-SDR and others, as well as practical tips for contesting, DXing and rag chewing using your SDR.

JOTA this weekend!

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:01

On October 20th and 21st, local area scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the largest "get together" of scouts around the world. The annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is the largest scouting event in the world bringing together more than one million Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from over 30,000 locations and 150 countries through the use of amateur radio.

We're fortunate that there will be *three* JOTA events in NNJ:

BARA HAMFEST This Saturday!

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:23

The Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA) will be having it's FALL Hamfest this Saturday OCTOBER 7, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at:

Westwood Regional High School
701 Ridgewood Road
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
GPS: N40.58.823 W74.03.647

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/YfpZY1uzGL22

Flyer: https://goo.gl/Sanp8f

Admission: $5 for buyers, $15 for sellers (Admission+2 Spaces!!)

FCC Opens 630- and 2200-Meter Bands; Stations Must Notify UTC Before Operating

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:42

The FCC has announced that the Office of Management and Budget has approved, for 3 years, the information-collection requirement of the Commission's March 29 Report and Order (R&O) that spelled out Amateur Radio service rules for the two new bands - 630 meters and 2200 meters. The R&O in PDF format can be found at: