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National Preparedness Month Week Three:

Preparing Through Service 

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September 11 – 17 is week three of National Preparedness Month. The theme for this week is “Preparing Through Service.”

Need ideas for how you can participate? There are several things you can do, including:

  • Make a plan with neighbors;
  • Plan a Whole Community event;
  • Volunteer for Citizen Corps or join a local Community Emergency Response Team; or
  • Learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council and join next year.

Also, @Citizen_Corps will host a Twitter chat on Friday, September 9 at 1 PM ET to highlight the importance of volunteering and community service. Join the conversation using #Prep2Serve.



ARRL Appoints Panel to Study License Requirements, Implements New UHF and Above Contest

ARRL Appoints Panel to Study License Requirements, Implements New UHF and Above Contest:

An ARRL Board of Directors-appointed ad hoc committee will study the current Technician license exam requirements and recommend possible changes, which may eventually find their way into an FCC petition for rule making. These could include consideration of a new entry-level license class. The panel's recommendations to the Board would be aimed at developing "a more targeted examination with a more limited set of privileges that would attract a new generation of amateurs."

Read the rest of the story from the ARRL Letter at:





[Saturday, July 30, 2016]  A Big Thanks from the Moving Project "Straw Boss" for everyone's great effort.  With the assistance of many members, hearty souls and lots of dolly's we made the move happen in record time.  Since this was our first big move we set a new record. 

Still to come is the removal of coax, polyphasers and antennas from the former EOC radio room, tower and rooftop.  The Fun just never seems to end.   More details to come.

Thanks Everyone and 73's   Jack W8ISH



MidState Amateur Radio Club - Featured!

During the Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2018 with a release 
date of Friday, July 1, 2016, MidState Amateur Radio Club was
the featured station mentioned during the first ID break.

WiFi and Field Day

An interesting story from our Friends at Southgate News>


Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about how some radio amateurs deploy long-distance WiFi at their Field Day site

Field Day is an annual exercise where radio amateurs are encouraged to set up stations in conditions that might occur after a natural disaster, using power from a generator, solar cells, or batteries. Some groups even manage to set-up a remote WiFi connection.

Read the full story and watch the video at


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