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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 … Continue reading

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ClayARES Trailer Repairs

A HUGE “Thank You!” to Jim MacKinnon, KB3EZN, and KME America Marine Tube, who helped us repair the trailer that was donated to ClayARES by Clay County Department of Emergency Management. On Saturday, May 13, Jim Winfrey, Chris White, and Scott … Continue reading

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Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

Hams standing by and ready to help during disasters or other events. BY JAMES CARELESS / APRIL 11, 2017 More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know … Continue reading

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New ARRL Repeater Directory is Biggest Ever!

With a whopping 31,000+ listings, the new ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters ever! The 2017-2018 edition (46th edition) has 10,000 more listings than the previous edition, covering repeater systems throughout the US and … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service Posts its 2016 Annual Report

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) has posted its 2016 annual report. The 2016 ARES Annual Report focuses on documenting the value that ARES provides to the nation, states, and localities in collaboration with partners at all levels. The report … Continue reading

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