Amateur Radio Helps Disabled Sailboat to Port

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-radio-helps-disabled-sailboat-to-port 09/15/2022On September 7, 2022, Jeanne (Jan) Socrates, VE0JS/MM / KC2IOV, and her sailboat, the SV Nereida, set sail from Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the contiguous US. She was on her way to visit friends in San Francisco, California, but 2 days of 35 knot winds and storms left her sailboat disabled and her onboard radio equipment marginally operational. Amateur operators in New Mexico, California, and Canada, and members of Group 7.155 heard her requests for assistance. Gil Gray, N2GG, was able to contact Socrates on 40 meters. “Her power was extremely low, and she was unable to…

Ohio Hamfests 2022

From Ohio Ares District 3 05/20-22/2022 – Dayton Hamvention Location: Greene County Fairgrounds, OH Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association Website: https://hamvention.org 05/28/2022 – Scioto Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Location: Piketon, OH Sponsor: Scioto Valley Amateur Radio Club 06/04/2022 – FCARC Summer Hamfest Location: Wauseon, OH Sponsor: Fulton County Amateur Radio Club Website: https://k8bxq.org/hamfest 07/09/2022 – Mansfield Mid Summer Trunkfest Location: Mansfield, OH Sponsor: Intercity Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.w8we.org 07/17/2022 – Van Wert Hamfest Location: Van Wert, OH Sponsor: Van Wert Amateur Radio Club Website: http://W8FY.ORG 08/06/2022 – Columbus HamfestLocation: Grove City, OHSponsor: Aladdin Shrine Audio UnitWebsite: http://columbushamfest.com 08/13/2022…

2022 ARRL Field Day June 25-26

ARRL Link What is ARRL Field Day? Produced by ARRL, the national association for amateur radio http://www.arrl.orgARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourthweekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends tooperate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a…

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…