Photo:W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q (left), and ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, pack Ham Aid gear for shipment in advance of Hurricane Irma.
Due to this busy hurricane season, ARRL’s inventory of Ham Aid kits has been severely depleted. ARRL’s Ham Aid program loans Amateur Radio equipment kits to established ARES and partner agencies during disaster response, in order to establish Amateur Radio communications support.
ARRL has been supplying Ham Aid kits for the Hurricane Irma emergency response efforts in Florida and the US Virgin Islands. Thanks to Tim Duffy, K3LR, of DX Engineering, for quickly processing ARRL’s purchase of six HF transceivers, which enabled Ham Aid to respond within 24 hours to an equipment request from the US Virgin Islands. ARRL used FEMA resources for shipping, and the gear is on its way via contracted courier to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where it will be staged for deployment.
More Ham Aid equipment is needed for future requests. Please help ARRL in this effort by contributing to the Ham Aid Fund, which is used to purchase new equipment as well as to refurbish/repair previously deployed equipment. Your contributions to Ham Aid are 100% tax deductible. To make a donation online, go to https://www.arrl.org/arrl-donation-form and select “Ham Aid” from the ARRL donation form. To donate by mail, follow the instructions on the web page, noting “Ham Aid” on the memo line of your check.
“You’ve seen these printed on QSO cards, but what do they mean. I’m talking about grid squares, a unique method of geolocation that is popular w... Read more
“The 2015 editions of the Icom Amateur radio and D-STAR catalogues are now available to download from this website. Both catalogues have been up... Read more
“I originally did this video as part of a monthly presentation for my local ham radio club. Its got some specific references to the Auburn CA cl... Read more
Unboxing the lab599 Discovery TX-500 QRP transceiver! Read more
Getting Started On Ham Radio Satellites With Sean KX9X Read more
EK1C 3 band QRP CW transceiver for 20, 30, 40 meters. 5 watts power output from 12 VDC. Internal keyer, extended receive coverage, sold as an assemb... Read more
eXtreme Multiband 18m DX Read more
Alpha Ez-Military Antenna, a complete 1KW PEP system for Military, Emergency Services, or restricted use environments. The 1KW Ez-Military system is a... Read more
The MB8 15-20 SF is a fullsize antenna for 14 MHz and 21 MHz. No traps or adapting systems where used to obtain fantastic performances and the best ba... Read more
The ARRL Repeater Directory ® — introduced this week for 2015-2016 — has a newly launched companion app for Apple® iOS® devices. iPhone®, iPad®... Read more