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
Field Day 2017 is in the books — and it was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated! (Click Here to Read More)
Today, Joe Basset, W1WCN and Scott Roberts, KK4ECR were on the River City Live TV Show on News4Jax. Click here to view the interview.
Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Orange Park Amateur Radio Club
will hold the 2017 Field Day event
WHEN: June 24th @ 2:00pm until June 25th @2:00pm
WHERE: Orange Park High School, 2301 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
WHO: Open House — Open to the Public
Field Day is almost here, and it is time to start preparing! Click here to see the current Field Day Schedule. We have set up an online sign-up sheet so that you can let us know how you plan to participate in Field Day this year. If you have not already signed up, please fill in the information below: Continue reading
one of these ideas is that if we send out volunteers teams to an area that is questionable due to safety concerns the we will have vehicles in front and back with flasher running, or if available a Club person walking with them with a radio. Continue reading
With a whopping 31,000+ listings, the new ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters ever! The 2017-2018 edition (46th edition) has 10,000 more listings than the previous edition, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada. Repeater systems are listed by state/province, city, and operating mode. Analog and digital repeater systems are included: FM, FUSION, D-STAR, DMR, NXDN, and P25 systems.