How to Setup Amazon Smile

I had a Brain Cramp and forgot to link to how to setup your Amazon account to use “Smile”. When you use Smile, and have selected “South Canadian Amateur Radio Society” as your 501(c)3 of choice, then the Club will receive what amounts to 0.5% of each purchase you make. If you don’t select Smile,…

Work on Repeaters delayed until next Thursday…

Tower crew delayed by Texas Department of Transportation delays on their current project. October 8 is the new date. On a positive note, County Commissioner signed-off on the project once he received the tower crew’s proof-of-insurance, so at this time, we are good to go on the rescheduled date. Gary

Rockwell Collins to End Mechanical Filter Production

[We wrote about this a month or so ago, but here’s a reminder for those of you who may want spares.] 08/13/2015 As more and more communications equipment designs have adopted digital signal processing techniques, Rockwell Collins has announced that it will stop manufacturing its renowned mechanical filters. It did not provide a specific date.…

HRN 213: Parity in the Senate on HamRadioNow – YouTube

Amateur Radio Parity Act Would Not Void “Private Contracts,” ARRL General Counsel Says ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, has rebutted assertions, expressed by some, that the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 would represent an unlawful intrusion into “private contracts” and would invalidate architectural limitations and rules regarding the installation of ham radio antennas…

QRZ.com Major Website Upgrade Continues

From today’s edition of the ARRL Letter: The popular QRZ.com website has been undergoing a major upgrade since July 17, and things are going a bit more slowly than initially anticipated. QRZ.com Founder and President Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, said the site’s engineers encountered some unforeseen problems. “What started out as a simple update that went…