20 March 2010

Early Ham Radio – Hardy Boys

Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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I’ve had a couple people email links to a wonderful 1930’s movie clip where the Andy Hardy Series featured Amateur Radio.

[EDIT - 13MAR10 - Please see the comments & links where Ron W6AZ provides clarity that this came from the "Andy Hardy" series, not the similar sounding but different "Hardy Boys" series. The Permalink URL is technically incorrect by associating the film clip with the wrong series. Thank you Ron W6AZ for the correct information!]

For your enjoyment:


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Amateur Radio Operators Take Part In Exercise



Amateur radio operators continue to play a vital role in supplying communications during emergency situations.

Members of the Ashland Area Amateur Radio Club gathered in the Emergency Operations Center at the Ashland County Sheriff's Office in taking part in the hazardous materials and severe weather functional exercise.

Amateur radio operator Jeff Hardman says amateur radio operators are only amateur in the sense they're not paid for their services and are strictly volunteers.

But he says they consider themselves professional amateur radio operators.

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

A total of 100 registrations have been received so far at the website illw.net for this year's event on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of August, Jim Linton VK3PC reports.

"It will be the 11th annual weekend run by Scotland's Ayr Amateur Radio Group GM0AYR.

The registrations to date are from 19 countries with nearly half of them from Germany and Australia who always strongly support this fun event.

Other countries include Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Honduras, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, USA and Wales.

It's only early days and organisers of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, are hopeful that with improved HF propagation the record of 442 registrations set last year could be beaten.

To register or check out the lighthouses already registered, visit the official website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

Source: http://www.southgatearc.org

07 March 2010

Attention All Amateurs...


Radio Club de Chile Lists Emergency Frequencies, E-mail Address (Mar 6, 2010) -- Radio Club de Chile ( RCCH ) President Dr Galdino Besomi, CE3PG, reports that the situation in Chile is “very complex” as the country suffers aftershocks registering 6.0 or higher after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27. “Red Chilena Nor Austral de Servicio ( RECNA ) and RCCH networks are working in coordination whit the Army of Chile, handling information about people localization, condition of roads and support for the emergency administration,” IARU Region 2 (Area G) Emergency Coordinator Jorge Sierra, LU1AS, told he ARRL. He has asked the amateur community to keep the following frequencies free from non-essential, emergency traffic: 14.200, 7.050, 7.095 and 3.738 MHz. “Other frequencies could be in use, especially on 40 meters. Before using any frequency it is very important to make sure it’s free,” he advised. The RCCH has set up an e-mail address where people can request information concerning people affected by the earthquakes.

Source: http://www.arrl.org