• 19 Feb 2013 10:26 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    Hi All,

    This is a open survey for all interested in our Amateur Radio Club.  There are only ten questions so it should be a quick task and should help us better serve the wants and needs of our membership as well as those who may wish to join us moving forward.

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  • 16 Feb 2013 14:04 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    As the Northeast finishes cleanup from last weekend's blizzard, ham radio volunteers are credited with providing crucial real-time weather updates.

    SKYWARN, a cooperative venture of ham operators and the National Weather Service, was activated for the February 8th and 9th storm that left up to three feet of snow across Connecticut and brought the state to a standstill.

    While media outlets were broadcasting blizzard warnings, SKYWARN hams were reporting local snowfall, temperature and wind conditions in all eight Connecticut counties, says Steve Williams, district emergency coordinator for SKYWARN.

    "All information received was passed on to the three National Weather Service offices that cover Connecticut. At least two of the forecast offices had amateur radio stations operational," he said.

    Find out about Martin County SKYWARN here.
  • 15 Feb 2013 06:19 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    Episode 50 of AmateurLogic TV with Tommy, Peter, and George. Peter builds the NS-40 40-Meter QRP Transmitter Kit. George and Tommy visit friends and find new toys at the 2013 Capital City Hamfest. Emile talks about Ham Radio Deluxe and Automating routine tasks. We run into someone you may remember and much more.
  • 13 Feb 2013 08:07 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)

    13 February is World Radio Day -- a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.

    As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. This multi-purpose medium can help people, including youth, to engage in discussions on topics that affect them. It can save lives during natural or human-made disasters; and it provides journalists with a platform to report facts and tell their stories.

  • 09 Feb 2013 20:57 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    Photos report from 2013 "Hamcation" the largest Florida Hamfest- Saturday only
    Thanks to Amy KI4RHM for shooting many of these photos for us. Got photo's to share? Let us know please!

  • 09 Feb 2013 19:57 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    Norm- W4QN
    A QSL card from 1930 finds it's call holder after 83 years at Orlando Hamcation today thanks to MCARA and Stuart Hamfest

  • 07 Feb 2013 22:36 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)

    William Hopkins AA2YV of Nazareth College talks about his "Secret Life" and the History of Amateur Radio- thanks to Rochester Amateur Radio Association for the heads up on this- and many thanks to Bill Hopkins for all he does for the hobby of Amateur Radio- people like Bill are a big part of what makes the hobby so enjoyable. Become a Ham- you'll be in good company.

  • 04 Feb 2013 10:51 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)

    Funny ad from VELVEETA talks about that guy with a ham radio in his basement who talks to China... etc. Not exactly Flattering, but I guess as long as they are talking- it's all good. What do you think of it?

    That Ham Radio Guy from eric baldwin on Vimeo.

  • 03 Feb 2013 23:19 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)

    Some forgotten video found- sorry about the wind noise. Eric W4ELB, Ben N4BG, and Bill N4BKT visit the K4ZK repeater site for a check and a quick survey for improvements on 14 December, 2012

    K4ZK-Site-Visit from MCARA on Vimeo.

  • 01 Feb 2013 23:54 | Bill Laakkonen (Administrator)
    Excited to report we just got back from the Miami Hamfest. Great weather and a beautiful day. Worked some DX from the mobile both ways on HF and Amy (KI4RHL) and I had a fun day. 

    We got a chance to walk around on Friday and chat with some of the vendors in anticipation of the Hamcation and of course our upcoming hamfest on 16 March. A hamfest on Superbowl weekend is always a tough competition- I suspect that might explain the decision to not be open on Sunday. 

    So if you have the time- go visit on Saturday and support the hamfest- admission tickets are $12 each.

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