Salvation Army Seeks Amateur Radio Operators for Possible Caribbean Deployment

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) has been asked to recruit SATERN Amateur Radio operators for potential deployment to TSA’s Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Division. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, emphasizes that this is a recruitment request to be on standby only.

“This will not be an easy deployment so operators interested in deploying on behalf of The Salva…

Source: ARRL News
Link: Salvation Army Seeks Amateur Radio Operators for Possible Caribbean Deployment

Land Ops ARC Playbook (less controversial release) – HF Expansion

Land Ops ARC (an ARRL affiliate adventure radio club) has been getting some mixed reviews for our "out-of-the-norm" video releases on QRZ. Previously our "Silence of the Hams" video operation that was conducted at night in the mountains came under fire for, guess what, not using our radios. We also promise to use CW next time when doing flash codes. This was meant to be adventure challenges and I guess we are just a little out-of-the-box in more ways than one.

Another release, "Driving…

Land Ops ARC Playbook (less controversial release) – HF Expansion
Source: QRZ News
Link: Land Ops ARC Playbook (less controversial release) – HF Expansion

A Transistor Radio Curveball

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Foundations of Amateur Radio – Episode 121

Today I have a confession to make. Looking back it's clear that once your brain goes down a certain path, it's easier to follow the path than to find an alternative one. When I was growing up, above my bed, bolted to the wall were two brackets. On top of those brackets, secured with double-sided tape was a radio-cassette player. If you're unfamiliar with what an audio cassette is, don't worry, this is about the radio…

A Transistor Radio Curveball
Source: QRZ News
Link: A Transistor Radio Curveball

Parks on the Air – Support Your Parks (this) Weekend!

Greetings Amateur Radio Operators!

I'm excited to announce the first event of its kind for the Parks on the Air / Worldwide Flora & Fauna Program here in the States…

Support Your Parks Weekend! (09/30/2017-10/01/2017)

The POTA crew have decided to hold their very first event this weekend, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2017 (UTC). Support Your Parks Weekend, is an event designed to encourage 'Outdoor Ham Radio & Nature Conservancy!' Operating outdoors can be fun,…

Parks on the Air – Support Your Parks (this) Weekend!
Source: QRZ News
Link: Parks on the Air – Support Your Parks (this) Weekend!

QRP Rig Roundup, FT817/mcHF/X108G/X5105, Feature Comparison

In this video, I am looking at all 4 of the portable rigs I have. Now some have a bit more than QRP power, but for portable sake, I'm calling it QRP. By the time this video is live on QRZ, all 3 have been sold. But if you have seen each one of these neat little units, and are deciding which one you want, this video might give you a better idea.

This is not a brand or performance shootout. This is a feature comparison compilation. I would honor your comments on my YouTube video comments…

QRP Rig Roundup, FT817/mcHF/X108G/X5105, Feature Comparison
Source: QRZ News
Link: QRP Rig Roundup, FT817/mcHF/X108G/X5105, Feature Comparison