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Basic Storm Spotter Training Hosted by Columbia Amateur Radio Club – April 7th

Pierce Larkin, a meteorologist with NWS Columbia will be presenting “Basic Spotter Talk” on April 7th to the Columbia Amateur Radio Club Thursday, Apr 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. You don’t have to be a HAM to attend and/or be a Spotter. Register today and mark your calendars.

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Columbia Amateur Radio Club Spring Trunkfest April 30th, Pass the word!

What a great way to get outdoors; a Trunkfest is an opportunity to mingle with other Amateur Radio Operators, share ideas, and reconnect with those you haven’t seen face to face in a long while. The Columbia Amateur Radio Club Spring Trunkfest is a swap meet that is free for those who want to buy, sell, swap, or trade amateur radio-related gear and items.

Welcome Amateur Radio Operators from any club to join us, we enjoy meeting fellow hams!

When: April 30th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Potters Community Park, Elgin SC 29045

For more information Contact:
Jim Lathan, W4JLP
Columbia Amateur Radio Club President
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Bringing Scalable Millimeter-Wave Networks and Applications to the Masses

Our very own Angelo AC2BC is hosting, as IEEE Section Chair, a presentation on the application of mmWaves (EHF, 30 to 300 GHz). While it obviously a bit techie, but no heavy math, or equations, it is intended for a audience of broad backgrounds. It will have radio issues of interest to many Hams. It is open to all, registration is free. The presentation will be held next Tuesday evening (3/15) at 7PM and held virtually

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March Columbia Amateur Radio Club Meeting


The featured March presenter is Rober Bretzmen, found of TGIF DMR Network and Hotspots. Robert discussed his starting of TGIF Network and his Hotspots

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South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week March 6 – March 12

South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week, jointly sponsored by the National Weather Service and South Carolina Emergency Management Division, will take place the week of March 6-12, 2022.

See club calendar for full details!

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Ukraine: IARU-R1 statement

Ukraine: IARU-R1 statement IARU Region 1 has released the following statement regarding any radio transmissions you may hear from radio amateurs in Ukraine.

“Any radio amateur currently transmitting from Ukraine is risking his or her life. If you hear a Ukrainian station, do not broadcast its callsign, location, or frequency-whether on the band, in a cluster, or on social media. You may be putting lives at risk.”

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Ham Volunteers for Walk MS Columbia on April 23rd at Riverfront Park

April 23 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

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.

Join the movement today to show that together, we are stronger than MS:

For more information and how to volunteer contact Gary K4HGA.

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