December 2013 – Meeting / Christmas Dinner

Just a reminder that the December Meeting will not be held this year as usual as it is customary to have the Christmas get together at the Golden Corral. And this is also a reminder that it will not be on the customary third monday, but rather Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 at 6:30PM. Forwarded from …

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Become a HAM, easy!

Would you like to become an Amateur Radio operator? It’s not difficult to do. Amateur Radio operators, often called “hams,” are licensed by governments around the world to use specific ranges of radio frequencies. The entry-level license in the United States, the Technician class, is all that is necessary for local routine and emergency communications. …

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Field Day 2013 – After Action Report

Field Day 2013 was largely a success in my view.  We had several inquiries about what and how we do things, visits by ARRL and FEMA representatives. Also several visiting former or prospective new HAMS. While we will not win any contesting awards, nor were we seeking to, we did have over 150 contacts, and …

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“Who ya’ gonna call?”

“Who ya’ gonna call? Frederick County Radio Hams!” Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 22-23 Frederick, MD 6/21/2013 – Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means …

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Field Day 2013 Update – Now Last Minute Plans/Info

When: This weekend, Saturday 22 June 2013 @ 14:00 EDT to Sunday 23 June 2013 @ 14:00 EDT What: Field Day 2013 It is looming large on the calendar. It will be upon us before we know it!! Why : Because it is usually a great deal of fun, and a chance to show what …

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