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Tower Safety

We have all read too many tragic stories of folks in the Ham community that have been seriously injured or killed climbing towers. It is our strong belief that even one accident is too many. There are some basic questions…

Emails and Blasts! Oh My!!

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had at home and keeping our distance from our fellow citizens.  We’ve been using  blast emails to convey information to ARRL members in the Section.  Unfortunately not all of you, our membership…

Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021 on April 18

Sunday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), with this year marking the 96th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union ( IARU), which was founded at the 1925 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Paris. ARRL cofounder and first president…

Ham Bootcamp

Nashua Area Radio Society’s Spring Ham Bootcamp will be held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time.  The morning session will focus on Technician level activities and the afternoon session will focus on HF activities for General…

INTERESTED IN JOINING AFMARS??

THERE IS A NATIONAL EFFORT UNDERWAY FOR MARS TO WORK MORE CLOSELY & OFTEN WITH ARRL HQ AND ITS MEMBERS. If you are interested in learning more click Here

FEMA

Effective Use of Amateur Radio Volunteers in County Emergency Operations

Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on how an amateur radio volunteers can be utilized before, during and after disasters. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:00:00 PM MDT – 2:00:00 PM MDT Register Here Amateur or…

Big Bend Net

Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time. Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R

The FCC Report & Order on new licensing fees

The FCC Report & Order on new licensing fees that was adopted in December 2020 was published on Friday, March 19, 2021.     As we all remember, the FCC originally proposed to burden Amateur Radio with a licensing fee of $50.00….

Technicians: Life Beyond Repeaters

Technicians: Life Beyond Repeaters — Anthony Luscre, K8ZT Maybe you just received your Technician-class license, or perhaps you have had it for a while and are burned out waiting for sparse FM repeater contacts. Take a new look at the…

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Amateur Radio Fills the Gap

Today the American Geophysical Union (AGU) published an article in Eos by USGS and ARES LAX Northeast on how amateur radio operators can help fill the information donut hole by providing DYFI reports via Winlink. The full article is available here: https://eos.org/science-updates/amateur-radio-operators-help-fill-earthquake-donut-holes …