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  • 13 Feb 2013 08:07 | Bill Laakkonen

    13 February is World Radio Day -- a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.

    As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. This multi-purpose medium can help people, including youth, to engage in discussions on topics that affect them. It can save lives during natural or human-made disasters; and it provides journalists with a platform to report facts and tell their stories.

  • 09 Feb 2013 20:57 | Bill Laakkonen
    Photos report from 2013 "Hamcation" the largest Florida Hamfest- Saturday only
    Thanks to Amy KI4RHM for shooting many of these photos for us. Got photo's to share? Let us know please!


  • 09 Feb 2013 19:57 | Bill Laakkonen
    Norm- W4QN
    A QSL card from 1930 finds it's call holder after 83 years at Orlando Hamcation today thanks to MCARA and Stuart Hamfest

  • 07 Feb 2013 22:36 | Bill Laakkonen

    William Hopkins AA2YV of Nazareth College talks about his "Secret Life" and the History of Amateur Radio- thanks to Rochester Amateur Radio Association for the heads up on this- and many thanks to Bill Hopkins for all he does for the hobby of Amateur Radio- people like Bill are a big part of what makes the hobby so enjoyable. Become a Ham- you'll be in good company.





  • 04 Feb 2013 10:51 | Bill Laakkonen

    Funny ad from VELVEETA talks about that guy with a ham radio in his basement who talks to China... etc. Not exactly Flattering, but I guess as long as they are talking- it's all good. What do you think of it?

    That Ham Radio Guy from eric baldwin on Vimeo.

  • 03 Feb 2013 23:19 | Bill Laakkonen

    Some forgotten video found- sorry about the wind noise. Eric W4ELB, Ben N4BG, and Bill N4BKT visit the K4ZK repeater site for a check and a quick survey for improvements on 14 December, 2012

    K4ZK-Site-Visit from MCARA on Vimeo.

  • 01 Feb 2013 23:54 | Bill Laakkonen
    Excited to report we just got back from the Miami Hamfest. Great weather and a beautiful day. Worked some DX from the mobile both ways on HF and Amy (KI4RHL) and I had a fun day. 

    We got a chance to walk around on Friday and chat with some of the vendors in anticipation of the Hamcation and of course our upcoming hamfest on 16 March. A hamfest on Superbowl weekend is always a tough competition- I suspect that might explain the decision to not be open on Sunday. 

    So if you have the time- go visit on Saturday and support the hamfest- admission tickets are $12 each.



  • 31 Jan 2013 08:03 | Bill Laakkonen
    Hi All,

    PSK31 Demo- To complement the Digital Resources Page, here is the July 2012 presentation by Joe Burnham WD4KAV posted to YouTube. The July meeting had a simultaneous demo of PSK by Joe and a on-air demo of JT65 by Doug Shields W4DAS. 

    Many thanks to Joe for his "Introduction to PSK31 and Digipan 2.0" video below.

  • 30 Jan 2013 11:23 | Bill Laakkonen
    How to renew online - even if you already paid dues in person or by check- you will need to do this to create a membership renewal invoice for us to mark "paid". If you wish to pay using PayPal or credit/debit card- you may choose to do so after the invoice is created. Please change the Quality to 720 (click on the gear) and watch full screen to see detail.

    I hope you find this much easier than expected. I look forward to your feedback.
     

  • 23 Jan 2013 11:31 | Bill Laakkonen
    Fort Myers 2013 Hamfest

    Here are a few photos shot at the Fort Myers Hamfest. The venue was a new one for the Fort Myers Club and they did a GREAT job with a very good turnout. I hope to see them at this venue next year. I won a prize at the hamfest- an Audio amplifier kit from NightFire Electronics

    It was good to see so many friends at the hamfest in Fort Myers, Florida. Don't forget the Stuart Hamfest is coming soon on 16 March, 2013. First Prize at our hamfest is the Kenwood TS-480SAT and the hamfest is still FREE admission, FREE, tailgating, FREE parking. See you there!

    Here is the album on Google Plus Tip: if you want to see the album in Full Screen mode (like we had on Picasaweb), press F11 to toggle Fullscreen- press it again to return to normal mode.

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