Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was Saturday May 12th 2018.  On that single day of the year, hams and military operators are allowed to converse on the radio   This is split frequency operation at it's best.  The Military stations used military frequencies not far from the ham bands, as posted online.  They announced the amateur radio frequencies on which they listened for replies.  A complete list of the Military operations from the event can be downloaded here

Field Day 2018 reminder (with no Eagles theme music)

Instead of an Eagles PowerPoint presentation, how about some chicken?

Pulled Chicken BBQ in the making

Yep, this is some chicken that was well on it's way to becoming pulled chicken BBQ, the photo taken back in 2015 for that year's Field Day. I really enjoy making and serving the pulled pork and chicken every year, and we're going to do it again this time. [click to read more]

ARRL Requests Expanded Technician Privileges

In case you haven't heard, February 28th, the FCC proposed expanding HF license privileges for Technician Class license holders. In this new proposal, on which the FCC has not yet invited public comment, the ARRL has asked the FCC to give Technicians RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15 and 10 meter, plus phone privileges on portions of 75, 40 and 15 meters. To see the complete details on the ARRL website click on ARRL Proposal