Sign Up for the 2017 MS-150

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 MS-150.  This year we will be back on the full route from Sawgrass to Daytona.  It will be an awesome 2 day event on October 14 & 15.  Please use th link below to sign up to help out!

http://www.crowndistrict.org/wp/2017/08/10/2017-bike-ms-sign-up-sheet/

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Clay County ARES Equipment Database

Please complete the information requested in this form so we know what radio capabilities each member has in case of activation or deployment. Continue reading

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Why radio amateurs are called “HAMS”

(from Florida Skip Magazine – 1959)

Have you ever wondered why radio amateurs are called “HAMS?” Well, it goes like this: The word “HAM” as applied to 1908 was the station CALL of the first amateur wireless stations operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club. They were ALBERT S. HYMAN, BOB ALMY and POOGIE MURRAY. Continue reading

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ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534

07/25/2017

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task. “[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” Roderick said. He said the campaign to secure passage of the bill scored a major victory earlier this year when H.R. 555 passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives. Obtaining passage of the companion Senate bill, S. 1534, is the final legislative hurdle. Continue reading

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Field Day 2017 In Review

Field Day 2017 is in the books — and it was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who attended and participated! Continue reading

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“APRS” — “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast

“APRS” is the topic of the latest (July 6) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. APRS is for more than just tracking position.  You can use your APRS radio to send message to and from the cellular network — a great podcast.
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