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California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it’s all ham radios and sirens to the rescue. Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled landlines, cell phones, and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, … Continue reading

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HRO Ham Jam 2016

Single Transmitter, Orange Section, in the Anaheim Ham Radio Outlet parking lot at HRO’s Ham Jam, with K6VCR, K7JA, KL7MF, and N6MI, DM13. Photo by N6MI Our 5th Annual HRO Ham Jam is coming up! Saturday, July 16, 2016 is … Continue reading

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HAMCON 2015 Photos

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) was kind enough to provide his photographs of HAMCON 2015. HAMCON (also known as the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention) was held this year on September 11-13th in the City Of Torrance. The convention featured displays from … Continue reading

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Ham Radio in Hollywood: Comedian Tim Allen Stars as Radio Amateur on New TV Show

Tim Allen — star of Home Improvement, Toy Story, The Santa Clause and Galaxy Quest, just to name a few — stars in Last Man Standing, an ABC comedy airing at 8 PM (EST) on Tuesday nights. Allen plays Mike … Continue reading

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CELLPHONE TICKET GIVEN TO L.A. HAM OPERATING 2 METER MOBILE

A California ham has been cited for operating mobile using a 2 meter radio installed in his car and this could become a test case to find out whether the restrictive anti-cellphone law can be used against other two-way radio … Continue reading

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