NBC’s “Left Field,” a new digital news unit, produced a video news story about the vital role that Amateur Radio plays in Hawaii’s emergency communications system Continue reading
Who: In the past twenty-one years over 10,306 volunteers have removed more than 293,711 pounds of trash & debris from Clay County waterways and road-ways.
How: You can be a part of the Celebration by contacting Don Ahlskog.
What to bring: A rake or trash stick, dip nets, sunscreen, work gloves and your boat or canoe. Wear old clothes and protective footwear. We’ll supply the trash bags.
The January 2018 OPARC meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Orange Park High School Adult Education Buildings. (Building #16) You will not want to miss this meeting. Clay County ARES AEC, Joe Bassett, will be our special speaker. Joe was deployed to Puerto Rico with the American Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts. Being part of the “Force of 50” sent by the ARRL, Joe faced some interesting challenges, and will talk about how they overcame the challenges!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting in January!!
Jim, W6LG shows how he recently used 2 off the shelf coax switches to connect 2 antennas to his transceiver at the same time. This simple solution replaced a box with vacuum relays, a control box and control cable. Continue reading
The Fun Starts At Sunrise
JACKSONVILLE FREE HAMFEST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
7AM UNTIL NOON Continue reading
Please use the form below to submit nominations for the 2018 OPARC Officers. Nominations will be announced at the October 2017 meeting. Voting will take place at the November 2017 meeting. Nominations may only be submitted by current, active members. Please only submit one nomination form. Continue reading
ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task. “[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” Roderick said. He said the campaign to secure passage of the bill scored a major victory earlier this year when H.R. 555 passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives. Obtaining passage of the companion Senate bill, S. 1534, is the final legislative hurdle. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why radio amateurs are called “HAMS?” Well, it goes like this: The word “HAM” as applied to 1908 was the station CALL of the first amateur wireless stations operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club. They were ALBERT S. HYMAN, BOB ALMY and POOGIE MURRAY. Continue reading