Category Archives: Amateur Radio

Proud

Today at the bi-monthly VE Test Exam for Amateur Radio sponsored by PCARS at the Melbourne Library. Snowie having completed taking the Element 2 (Technician) Class this past Thursday, sat today for the Licensing exam.  The other student from the … Continue reading

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Melbourne Hamfest

CQ! CQ! CQ!  This is KC1FLG.  Today marks the start of the: 52nd Annual Melbourne HAMFEST and ARRL State Convention Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) October 13 & 14 2017 Note: The Hamfest is Friday and Saturday ONLY! Friday: … Continue reading

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Revised ARRL Frequency Chart

An updated ARRL frequency chart is now available for printing and downloading at http://www.arrl.org/graphical-frequency-allocations. The chart has been updated to include our new bands at 2,200 and 630 meters. Band Charts PDFs: 11×7 Color 8.5×11 Color 8.5×11 Black and White

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The Ham Code

The Radio Amateur is CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur … Continue reading

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PARC Field Day 2016

*From the archives of my old blog Just Us Owls* This past weekend was Field Day, for Ham Radio operators it is a time to practice skills in Emergency Communications and Operations, make contacts and just plain old have fun! … Continue reading

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Stop the Nay Saying

I want to take a moment and address something I’ve been seeing in our hobby. I’ve seen plenty of arguments both online and in person about the less expensive HT and mobile rigs put out by Chinese manufacturers. My first … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Hurricane Irma I was stationed at Melbourne High School for Hurricane Irma, it was one of the hurricane shelters opened by the county. We spent four days in the shelter, where I was the amateur radio operator.  This was the … Continue reading

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Irma Update

I will be the radio operator at one of the shelters here in Brevard County during Hurricane Irma. Tomorrow I will packing last minute things and then Friday I will do a double check of my go bag. I will … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma…

  Hurricane Irma may impact Florida, for those that follow this blog, I am in Brevard County, which is on the central East coast about 45 minutes south of Kennedy Space Center.  Have your Go Kits/Emergency bags packed. Gov. Scott … Continue reading

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Phonetics Part 2

From N1BUG ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Using Phonetics, Part 2. Last week we looked at use of the phonetic alphabet to communicate anything which must be spelled out: call signs, other mixed letter/number groups, proper names and uncommon words. … Continue reading

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2017 Hamfest Maine

It’s almost that time a year again… HamFest time, so mark your calendars!  What you haven’t heard of HamFest, it’s the next best thing since sliced bread?! Okay this is what it is: ” a hamfest is a meeting of people … Continue reading

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ARRL Surprise

I had a wonderful surprise in today’s mail from the ARRL! I am now a Volunteer General Class V.E., I have to say I love my hobby more and more each day, I’m learning so much. My accreditations thus far: … Continue reading

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