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  • 08/04/2008 | Georgia Hams Meet with FEMA

    On July 30, representatives from the ARRL Southeastern Division and Georgia Section participated in the FEMA Region IV, Regional Emergency Communications Coordination (RECC) Working Group meetings near Atlanta. Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt,
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  • RACES

    07/24/2008 | In Virginia, ARES® = RACES

    On July 3, Virginia officials, along with representatives from that state's ARES® and RACES groups, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), uniting the three groups. State Coordinator, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of E
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  • 06/19/2008 | Global EmComm Conference to Be Held in Germany This Month

    The fourth annual Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference is scheduled for June 26-27, 2008 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, held just prior to HamRadio 2008. That event, called "the Dayton of Europe," is scheduled for June
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  • 06/03/2008 | Morse Code Returning to MARS Toolbox

    After more than a dozen years, Morse code will soon be returning to Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) nets. In the mid-1990s, the Department of Defense (DoD) did away with CW operation across the board -- including MARS nets -- as automatic systems s
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  • ChinaQuake

    05/27/2008 | Chinese Officials Give Kudos to Amateur Radio Operators

    As disaster recovery efforts continue following the earthquake in the Wenchuan area of China's Sichuan province on May 12, China's Information Office of the State Council reports that the death toll has reached 67,183 persons as of May 27. Communications
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  • 05/20/2008 | New Section Managers to Take Office July 1

    In the only contested Section Manager race this spring, Paul Eakin, KJ4G, was elected as the ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager with 430 votes. Dale Sewell, W4NBF, received 385 votes, and Carl Zelich, AA4MI, received 370 votes. Ballots were counted Tue
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  • ChinaQuakeMap1

    05/14/2008 | Hams Called to Action in Aftermath of China Quake

    On Monday, May 12 at 0628 UTC, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Sichuan, China. The Chinese Radio Sports Association, the Chinese IARU Member-Society, has designated the following frequencies for emergency services involved in the rescue: 14.270, 7.050 and
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  • 05/07/2008 | Kansas Becomes 26th State to Have PRB-1 Law

    After an unsuccessful attempt eight years ago to get a PRB-1 type bill signed in Kansas, radio amateurs in that state have succeeded in becoming the 26th state with a PRB-1 law on the books. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed HB 2805 into law on Apr
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