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2012-06-20 06:22:40

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of Amateur Radio operators will be firing up portable radio stations from unexpected locations this weekend. These radio operators aid in emergency communications support during major emergencies. Called "hams," they are often among the first to provide rescuers with critical information because they can send messages from isolated and remote locations without phones or Internet. On June 23-24, the public can meet...

2012-06-18 06:26:52

TORONTO, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Despite the prevalence of the Internet, Amateur Radio has never failed as a lifeline during times of crisis. To demonstrate this capability, the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (aka CenTor) is conducting an Amateur Radio emergency preparedness exercise on June 23 - 24, 2012, which will be open to the public. Often called "ham radio", Amateur Radio is a non-commercial radio service, which allows licensed operators to use various types of radio...

2011-08-29 20:05:00

MITCHELLVILLE, Md., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A feature story in the new edition of Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook reveals how residents of one retirement community have used Amateur Radio, often called "ham radio," to maintain purpose, friendship and even their own health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110829/CG59289) When Grant Bagley and his wife decided to make the move to a retirement community, he believed he would have to give up ham radio, a...

2011-06-29 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) program staff joined amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation on June 25 as part of American Radio Relay League's "Field Day.'' The event allowed ACS staff to demonstrate simulated crisis operations using only equipment from back-up power sources. They also showcased the newest voice and data capabilities, as well as historical Morse code to...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 35,000 Amateur Radio operators will be testing their emergency capabilities this weekend by setting up temporary radio stations in public parks, fields and unusual locations. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, "hams" across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities. When the internet, cell phones and other forms of...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission documenting ongoing harmful interference and egregious rules violations by Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) systems installed by IBEC, Inc. in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The ARRL has requested that the FCC "initiate immediately an enforcement proceeding regarding these BPL systems, and cause them to cease...

2010-09-09 08:00:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Amateur Radio Emergency Service(® )(ARES) is celebrating its 75th anniversary. This program of the ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio - provides the "ham radio" emergency communications for agencies such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, countless Emergency Operations Centers, National Weather Service and other organizations. Each year their specially trained radio communications volunteers...

2010-06-16 09:10:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amateur Radio activities are growing and thousands of radio operators, often called "hams," will be showing off their capabilities June 26-27. Erecting radio stations at community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers around the country, they will hold a "Field Day" showing their emergency communications capabilities while having fun talking and texting to friends with their radios. Far from fading in the age of cell...

2009-06-15 11:39:00

NEWINGTON, Conn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Amateur Radio operators, often called "hams," will be showing off their wireless capabilities June 27-28. Erecting radio stations in community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers throughout the country, they will hold a "Field Day" and show their emergency communications abilities while having fun talking to friends all over the continent with their radios. (Photo:...

2008-06-25 00:02:27

By JOI LOUVIERE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7419 or louvierej@courierpress.com In an emergency when televisions won't work, radio stations tune out and phone lines are flooded, amateur radio operators are there. "The communications networks that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives in the past months when other systems failed or were overloaded," said Allen Pitts, media relations director for the Newington, Conn.-based American Radio Relay League, a national...