Amateur Radio Club Helps Teach Survival Skills

Members of the All Things Amateur Radio Association (ATARA-W8ATR), a family-oriented radio club in the foothills of southern Ohio, were in Lancaster on Saturday, April 30, to help support the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster with their Family Survival Day at Alley Park. Along with some radio related activities, ATARA provided instruction for the National Association for Search and ATARA member shows to use a trash bag for weather protection. [Photo, Jim Breibach, KE8SWY] Rescue’s Hug-A-Tree program, explained what to do if you are lost in the woods, as well as taught families how a trash bag can keep you warm and…

Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center

Hams and vendors hoping to attend Hamvention 2022 are asking questions about plans to deal with COVID. Hamvention management is monitoring the situation closely. General Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, has issued the following statement: “We strongly anticipate that the Hamvention 2022 is a go. We cannot guarantee what government may decide about unknown changes in the pandemic. It has become obvious that the State of Ohio is very unlikely to call a halt to large gatherings anytime soon. Despite a recent large spike in Omicron COVID cases and hospitalizations, there is no move to restrict large indoor or outdoor events…