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Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty

  [Updated 2018 November 13 @ 1024 UTC] Amateur Radio volunteers have been active or are standing by on several fronts as wildfires continue to rage in large sections of California.  Camp Fire In Butte County, in Northern California, the Camp … Continue reading

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NBC News Report Says Hams “Could Save Our Lives” in a Disaster

  A team from NBC News’ digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13. Left Field’s report points out how … Continue reading

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How Amateur Radio Played a Role in the Hawaii EAS Emergency Response

In the minutes after the false missile EAS alert was delivered in Hawaii, there was a great deal of general confusion — a lack of communication, general perplexity about the next steps, and phone call after phone call that didn’t … 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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FCC Seeks Public Comments on Emergency Communications by Amateur Radio

In response to the Congressional directive to prepare a study to assess Amateur Radio’s role in emergency and disaster communications and the impact of private land use regulations on the amateur community’s ability to provide such communications, the FCC issued … Continue reading

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Video: The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio

ARRL’s new video, “The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio,” is an 8-minute video that follows some of the innovative, imaginative and fun ways “hams” use radio technology in new and creative ways. The presentation is directed toward the DIY (do … 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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Heathkit’s Amateur Radio Plans Taking Shape

Heathkit Educational Systems hopes to reenter the Amateur Radio market by the end of 2011. Back in August, Heathkit announced its return to the kit business and actively solicited suggestions. The response from Amateur Radio operators convinced Heathkit to develop … Continue reading

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