January 2018 OPARC Meeting

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!!

ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534


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

2017 Field Day

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

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