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Breadboard Radio – Ham Radio Kits that are easy to build and fun to use!
Build-a-Pi will allow you to get up and running fast with a Raspberry Pi for ham radio.
Wait what? Last month’s Ham and Eggs attendees received a USB key packed with tools and software for Winlink, JS8Call, and VARAChat. Perfect timing, there is training posted at ARES-SC.org that will take you through Winlink A-Z. More details are below:
NOTE: This is will a late evening event, it is posted to be a 7 pm PST time, making it 10 pm for the east coast.
The Columbia SKYWARN Team assists the Columbia National Weather Service with Ground-Truth weather observations during severe or dangerous weather. The Columbia NWS forecast area covers a large portion of South Carolina and is divided into three areas: August/CSRA, Midlands, and Eastern Midlands.
- How to Report Severe Weather to the NWS Office in Columbia: https://www.weather.gov/cae/severe_reports.html
- Storm Reporting to NWS: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/report/
- Storm Prediction Center: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/
- Richland County Emergency Preparedness: https://richlandcountysc.gov/Emergency-Preparedness
Founded in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN Spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite, and other data, has enabled the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. SKYWARN Storm Spotters form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather minutes that can help save lives.
In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths, and billions in property and crop damages. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather Spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Although SKYWARN Spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, and more than 1,000 tornadoes. (Information courtesy of the Columbia NWS)
Interested in learning more, have questions, or want to sign up for training-Newsletter-meetings?
Use the orange form at the bottom of the page to contact us, or visit the Columbia NWS at https://www.weather.gov/cae/skywarn.html
Community Emergency Response Team – CERT Training – STARTING Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM at the Richland County EOC.
This is the 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team Class. This training is scheduled for three consecutive Tuesdays & Thursdays in October. We have openings and need additional participants to register with Sharon Long by the close of business on Wednesday, October 4, to avoid canceling this training.
Link for the schedule: CERT October 2023 Link for the application: COMMUNICATIONS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM APPLICATION FORM
For more information, Contact Mark Goddard @ [email protected]
The March meeting will focus on Go-Boxs and mobile rigs. An amateur radio go box, also known as a go kit, jump kit, or EMCOMM box, is a box that contains all of the necessary radio equipment. It’s a complete shack in a box with pre-connected equipment, preferably with batteries.(more…)
Congratulations! The SSC status has been approved for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club, W4CAE.
Thank you for being so supportive of amateur radio.
Mike Walters, W8ZY
Field Services Manager
ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®
March 2024 Testing and Training
Volunteer to be a trainer and VE!
SCHEART will offer Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in March 2024. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from March 18th through 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.
We’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ). If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at [email protected]. I’ll forward your email to your instructor. They will send you an invitation to the video conference.(more…)
Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/basic-storm-spotter-training-hosted-by-augusta-university/
Walk MS® brings together passionate people for a powerful purpose: to end MS forever. Feel the support that can only come from a community whose steps fuel breakthroughs, solutions, and a cure.
Location, Saturday, April 23rd, 8 AM: Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, Columbia.
Join Zoom Meeting: April 19th at 7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 820 5789 6384
One tap mobile +13017158592,,82057896384#,,,,*520121# US (Washington DC)
Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/walk-ms-pre-event-call/
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups, or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Zoom Meeting information: Start time is 7:00 pm, feel free to sign in early
Meeting ID: 820 6550 6645
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Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/may-2nd-club-meeting-theme-2022-arrl-field-day-june-25-26/
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 to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.Continue reading
Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/world-amateur-radio-day/
Shared from RICHLAND ARES CERT
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 when the need arises. This group has completed established prerequisite requirements to work in the Richland EOC and assist with emergency communications. We look forward to learning to operate communication systems in the Richland EOC and we are exploring other opportunities to collaborate with Richland County Emergency Services.
If you are interested in joining this group, there will be additional opportunities. Please contact Mark, KN4KRZ, at [email protected].
Pictured (Left to right): W1GTT, W4GWH, KN4KRZ, KK4HTR, W1MRC, KM4RCN, K4AJJ
Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/carc-members-in-action/
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/
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 | Facebook for the latest pictures and videos.
Permanent link to this article: https://w4cae.com/jimmy-doolittle-day-update/