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Serving Amateur Radio since 1960

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Upcoming Hamfests

Techfest 2016
January 9
Lawrenceville, GA


























Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Look at this "history" of ham radio through the eyes of the ARRL, an interesting read!


The Georgia Geritol group is having its annual Christmas Dinner Get-Together

December 1, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Journey's End Restaurant
4319 Atlanta Hwy (US Hwy 78), Loganville

We would like to have a rough count, so if you plan to go (we hope you do!),
let Charles K4GK or Del W4DEL know how many will be in your party.




SKYWARN Recognition Day is Saturday, December 5

The 17th annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on-the-air event is set for Saturday, December 5, from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC. Cosponsored by ARRL and the National Weather Service, SKYWARN Recognition Day pays tribute to Amateur Radio operators for the vital public service they perform. Registration is now open for stations planning to participate from a National Weather Service (NW) Forecast Office; a list of NWS participating offices is on the NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day web page. During the 24 hour event, Amateur Radio operators set up at NWS offices contact other hams across the country. This event is also aimed at strengthening the bond between Amateur Radio operators and local NWS offices.

SKYWARN Recognition Day is not a contest. During SKYWARN Recognition Day amateur stations exchange contact information with as many National Weather Service-based stations as possible on SSB, FM, CW, RTTY, and AM on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus 70 centimeters. Repeater contacts are permitted.

Stations exchange call signs, signal reports, location, and a one or two-word description of the weather (eg, sunny, partly cloudy, windy, rainy). Procedures are detailed on the NOAA SRD web page.

The volunteer SKYWARN program comprises nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters -- many of them radio amateurs -- who identify severe storms and provide NWS forecasters with reports of local weather conditions during severe weather events.

To learn more, visit the SKYWARN Recognition Day website.

-ARRL Newsletter



In the 1930s, as the United States recovered from the Great Depression, most people couldn’t afford a new radio. Even so, the Radio Corporation of America earned a tidy profit on vacuum tubes like the 807, introduced in 1937. The 807 proved especially popular with amateur radio operators, as evidenced by this ad from the March 1940 issue of QST, a ham-radio magazine. And in 1947, English engineer D.T.N. Williamson described the circuit for his eponymous high-fidelity audio amplifier, variations of which used the 807. Although RCA closed its electron tube operation in 1976, 807s are still made in Russia and China, and audiophiles continue to debate the technical and aesthetic qualities of 807s from different companies, eras, and countries.





Check into our sister net, the Georgia Traffic and Emergency Net
nightly at 7:15 PM Eastern on 3982.5 mHz

Georgia Cracker Radio Club Newsletters from the past Provided by WA4IQU and ND4XE
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