Upcoming Amateur Radio Classes

October 1st, 2013

For those who might be wanting to get their amateur radio license, there’s a class coming up this weekend that will do just that. The class is Friday night and all day Saturday, and includes all the materials you need.  Registration and test fee is $49.00 For more information,  see http://n7ds.net/hamclasses.html

Final arrangements have been made for OEM to be an exhibitor at the Oregon State Fair August 25th and 26th. The centerpiece will be our COOP Communications trailer, which will be in full operation for visitors to see.  Volunteers from both the OEM ARES unit and from other units around the state will be recruited […]

This came across my desk this afternoon in an email, and caught my eye.  It’s a very interesting NVIS antenna (meaning nearly vertical radiation, giving close in communications on HF), with some significant advantages over the traditional dipole. The antenna itself is only 4 feet by 4 feet, and covers 3.5 mhz to 8 mhz.  […]

A great 6 minute segment from Destination DIY featuring Nathan Hersey, N7VCU, who is also the Emergency Coordinator for Multnomah County [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/97081627″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]