Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Club connection: Ham radio operators tuned in for next weekend's Hamfest » Knoxville News Sentinel

Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville (RACK) ham radio aficionados are excited about next weekend’s Hamfest & Electronics Exposition. RACK’s 47th annual Hamfest will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 at Kerbela Temple. Admission is $7 though it’s free for public officials and folks in uniform (military, scouts, etc.), as well as kids under 12. Anyone who enjoys ham radios, electronics, antique radios and the like will likely enjoy the event.

According to Hamfest Director and RACK member Lou Dreinhoefer, Hamfest will include forums, exhibits and demonstrations; breakfast and lunch concessions; equipment sales tailgating outside; and onsite VE radio exams. The event, recognized by American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as the state convention for Tennessee, is both a public service for “hams” but also RACK’s only major fundraiser...

Club connection: Ham radio operators tuned in for next weekend's Hamfest » Knoxville News Sentinel

Ghana Business News » Ghana holds first amateur radio administration course workshop

The first Amateur Radio Administration course, aimed at bringing together operators, industry experts and other relevant bodies to exchange experiences and best practices in the field, is underway in Accra.

The weeklong workshop is being organised by the National Communication Authority (NCA) in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)...

Ghana Business News » Ghana holds first amateur radio administration course workshop

Where was Charlie? Checking in with Sierra Saylors | Nooga.com

The National Association for Amateur Radio characterizes amateur or ham radio as “a popular hobby and a service” that allows enthusiasts to enjoy their “deep appreciation of the radio art.”
It’s not a typical hobby for a 10-year-old girl, but for one Trenton, Ga., resident, ham radio is a fascinating pastime for which she now holds a license.   
Sierra Saylors recently earned her initial status as a certified amateur radio operator, passing the technician exam last week, and will soon begin the process of obtaining her general license.
“I like that I’m meeting new people and getting to talk to other people,” she said...

Where was Charlie? Checking in with Sierra Saylors | Nooga.com

Amateur Ham Radio Event - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

BILLINGS -
Ham Radio Operators from all over the world participated in the International Museum Ships Amateur Radio Event on Saturday.
The goal is to contact people on nearly 100 ships around the world. Most ships from WWI and WWII have been turned into museums to establish a connection and practice Ham radio skills. This is the first year the Ham Radio Group in Yellowstone County has participated in the annual international event...

Amateur Ham Radio Event - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Awareness drive to revive ham radio - Times Of India

MYSORE: The Indian Institute of Hams is seeking to expand its base of amateur radio users, especially targeting youths, which it believes will help during times of emergency...

Awareness drive to revive ham radio - Times Of India

Dozens Of Military, Museum Vessels To Participate In Worldwide ‘On-The-Air’ Event « CBS Philly

Radio operators from the Battleship New Jersey are trying make contact with dozens of military and museum vessels from around the world by way of ham radio.
Dave Burgess, chief engineer for the Battleship New Jersey, says his organization is the chief sponsor of the event for museum ships...

Dozens Of Military, Museum Vessels To Participate In Worldwide ‘On-The-Air’ Event « CBS Philly

For some, ham radio is more than a hobby | TribLIVE

Jerry Wetzel has relayed messages to scientists and military personnel at the South Pole from his amateur radio station in Butler and provided a vital communications link to people in the path of hurricanes.
He has talked with astronauts aboard the International Space Station who are ham radio operators.
“It's a great hobby. There is so much to it,” said Wetzel, 74, who spent 29 years in the Army and became a ham radio operator in 1956.
Wetzel is one of the more than 23,000 licensed ham radio operators in Pennsylvania who have relayed messages to families of disaster victims, worked as weather watchers for the National Weather Service and taught a younger generation about their hobby...

For some, ham radio is more than a hobby | TribLIVE