Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) is more than an exciting hobby that brings people around the world together. It Is a lifeline during emergency events. You can join a Club like the Crossroads Amateur Radio Club for Salt Lake City and become part of the emergency net the city will use when the earthquake happens.
A little bit of history behind the HAMs
“In 1873, James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of 1912, which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to the single wavelength of 200 meters. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim, who found that messages could be sent more reliably over long distances if relay stations were organized. Transatlantic transmitting and receiving tests began in 1921 and by July 1960 the first two-way contact via the Moon took place on 1296 MHz.” ( www.arrl.org)
For More Information Contact
Susan Smith KJ7ABC
President of Crossroads Amateur Radio Club
Salt Lake City Office of Emergency Management
(801) 910-2245 Susan Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Technician License Course
Date: February 22 to April 26 ** Congratulations to the new generation of HAMs**
*Click on Register to open the form
Salt Lake Crossroads Amateur Radio Club communication net:
The Salt Lake Crossroads ARC Communications Net is held Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays
147.50 MHz Simplex
2nd and 4th Thursdays
448.525 (-) 5 MHz Offset, Tone 100
This will be of interest to your non-ham family members and friends! Hurry and let them know.