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Radio net frequencies for hurricane activations

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2021/08/27 - 21:25

When hurricanes or tropical storms threaten, The Hurricane Watch Net activates on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, and will use either or both of these frequencies as propagation allows.

If conditions require, a CANWARN Net may be activated on all or part of the IRG system.  Be sure to listen to and follow the instructions of the net control station in giving any reports - report only what is asked --and remember the important ABC's: Accuracy, Brevity & Clarity.

Is your membership current?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2020/12/07 - 09:56

Even though we may not be able to gather as a club during the pandemic, you can still join or renew on-line or via mail.  Check the membership list for your expiry date.  Your paid membership gives you access to the linking system and web site, and rights as a voting member of the IRG.  Active paid membership shows our served and supporting agencies that amateurs are real, live people! Membership dues per year are $15.00 (Full) or $5.00 (Associate).  See the Join or Renew page for more information.

Looking back at the Apollo 11 landing radio transmissions

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2019/07/14 - 12:04

Were you around 50 years ago for the historic landing of Apollo 11 on the moon?

Radio communications played a vital role in the mission.  When seconds count and the station you are talking to is a couple hundred thousand miles away, the importance of the "ABC's" of radio comms become clear - Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity.  The mission used ground-breaking voice and data communications methods that many radio amateurs use today.  (By the way, the radios used on Apollo were supplied by Collins!)