April 30, 2013

Boston highlights benefits of ham radio

There was a recent article highlighting the role that ham radio was able to play during the Boston bombings.

Fortunately, hams were already on the scene working to support the marathon when the explosions took place. They simply took on a new role when cell service shut down in the chaotic aftermath.

What a great reason to get an amateur radio license!

April 29, 2013

Rusk County hams featured in Henderson paper

A story about the new Rusk County Amateur Radio Club appeared in Monday's edition of the Henderson Daily News. Here's the link: Story.

The story talks about the beginning of the club and our plans to host a Field Day in June.

April 25, 2013

Broadband Amateur Newtorks

There is an exciting development going on to bring about the existence of a high-speed, broadband amateur network. Below in an video introducing the concept and how to get involved.

More information can be found on the Austin group's website: HSMM-Mesh.org including a link to a buying guide for WRT54G hardware. Other hardware may be supported, but this is currently the best list.

By registering with the site, you gain access to a few more links to information as well as updates when they happen. Also, check out the Yahoo Group: DAWG-HSMM which is made up, mostly, of mesh-net hams in the Dallas area.

April 18, 2013

2013 Field Day plans begin to take shape

Field Day is drawing near and plans for the Rusk County Amateur Radio Club's Field Day operations are starting to fall into place. Members of the RCARC discussed preliminary plans during the monthly meeting in March. The clubs hopes to operate at Lake Forest Park from noon, June 22 to noon, June 23.

The public will be invited to attend and several radios will be setup for use during the national event. Check back often, as we will be posting more details and they are planned.

April 04, 2013

Advanced Skywarn class held

Several Rusk County ARC hams, along with a handful of others interested in weather, attended an Advanced Skywarn class Thursday evening, April 4th. Attendees learned about the how cold fronts, warm fronts, highs and low combine to trigger severe weather. Students also learn how to better interpret radar and weather data to determine the most likely place dangerous tornados activity might take place.

The class was taught by a National Weather Service representative from Shreveport, Louisiana.