James Lathan

Author's posts

World Amateur Radio Day

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short-wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/world-amateur-radio-day/

CARC Members In Action!


Congratulations to the first group of Richland ARES members to join the Richland County Communications Emergency Response Team (CERT).

An important role for ARES is to help with emergency communications of “served agencies.” Richland County Emergency Services is certainly a served agency that we want to be able to help …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/carc-members-in-action/

Skywarn Spotter Training Cancelled.

Got a late notice from the weather team responsible for Skywarn Training that tonight’s training is canceled and will be rescheduled. They apologize but recent and current weather is keeping them busy.

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/skywarn-spotter-training-cancelled/

Get on the Air!


Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/11108-2/

Jimmy Doolittle Day-Update

Even with the heavy rain, we had a surprisingly good turnout for Jimmy Doolittle Day. A special thank you goes out to Earl Dean, Dan Cunningham, Gary Anderson, Tammy Livingston, and Tedd Clayton for planning and coordinating this event. Job well done!

Check out the Clubs Facebook site @ Columbia Amateur Radio Club …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/jimmy-doolittle-day-update/

FCC Amateur Radio Application Fee: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The FCC application fee for amateur radio licenses takes effect on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

KB8VBR has a great video that highlights the new FCC fees and tips to be aware of…

Reference Links

https://www.fcc.gov/document/effectiv… http://www.arrl.org/news/new-amateur-…

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/fcc-amateur-radio-application-fee-good-bad-and-ugly/

Cyber Attacks, Are You Ready?

Cyber security is becoming more essential than ever with the growth of threats increasing each day. Prevention of a cyberattack is important, so make sure to follow these steps:

1-Use Strong Passwords

Passwords that are unique, long, and feature multiple characteristics and combinations are the most secure. Make sure you use a different password …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/cyber-attacks-are-you-ready/