Virtual Radar from a Digital TV Dongle

At this month's Clay County ARES Meeting, Andy Elwell (K4AMF) did an excellent job of demonstrating the Virtual Radar from a Digital TV Dongle.  This concept was published in the QST Magazine in January 2014.

At this month’s Clay County ARES Meeting, Andy Elwell (K4AMF) did an excellent job of demonstrating the Virtual Radar from a Digital TV Dongle. This concept was published in the QST Magazine in January 2014Thanks Andy, you did a great job!!!

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Field Day 2014 – Clay Today Article

Here is the article that was published in the Clay Today on July 3, 2014.  Click here to read the article on the Clay Today Web Site.

Click here to download the PDF format of the actual newspaper article as shown below.

2014 Field Day - Clay Today

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014

This is of interest to those living in gated or HOA communities with restrictions concerning ham radio antennas and equipment.

06/26/2014

A bill with bipartisan support has been introduced in the US House of Representatives that calls on the FCC to apply the “reasonable accommodation” three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to private land-use restrictions. HR.4969, the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” was introduced on June 25 at the request of the ARRL, which worked with House staffers to draft the proposed legislation. The bill’s sponsor is Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). It has initial co-sponsorship from Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT). If the measure passes the 113th Congress, it would require the FCC, within 120 days of the Bill’s passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply PRB-1 coverage to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances.

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Field Day 2014 – Florida Times Union

Field Day was a GREAT success as operators from both Clay County ARES and OPARC joined forces at the Orange Park High School to contact all 50 states and most of Canada — at last report, over 1000 contacts were made.

“ORANGE PARK | Be it hurricane, wildfire, flood or tornado, when disaster wipes out communications at home or abroad, Clay County volunteers are ready to relay messages so emergency authorities can get help where it’s needed and let families know their loved ones are safe.” Continue reading

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ARES Deployment Apparel Requiremens & Guidelines

In an effort to make sure that people KNOW who the ARES Amateur Radio Operators are in an event or emergency, we have come up with these requirements and guidelines for apparel. Click here to real the whole article on the Crown District ARES Site

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