Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League.  It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.  Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country.  The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.  During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Continue reading “Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18”

Ham Radio License Classes Return in January

CVARC is hosting four weekly FCC Technician License (Level 1) and General License (Level 2) classes.

The class dates are:

Sunday, January 13, 2019    Saturday January 19, 2019 Saturday February 2, 2019 Saturday February 9, 2019

The Technician License (Level 1) class will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The General License (Level 2) class will be held from 8:00 am to Noon. Continue reading “Ham Radio License Classes Return in January”

In Memoriam

Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT SK

CVARC member Melissa S. Reinhardt, a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the amateur radio industry passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Her ever-present smile was often seen at Dayton and regional hamfests. Over the years she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, U.S. Tower and others. She served clients in many other disciplines including manufacturing, sporting goods and financial services. Through her career, she won several national and regional awards for advertising excellence. Continue reading “In Memoriam”

Have Fun with CW

By Norm Campbell-AB6ET

Turn on your radio.  Get on the air.  Have fun.  It’s that simple.

CW is no longer required for licensing, it’s not used for commercial messages, and there are many other forms of communication that are more reliable, faster, and easier.  We are free to do CW just for the historical value of it and for the fun of it. Continue reading “Have Fun with CW”