Amateur Radio: Honoring Veterans on the Air and Mobile/Portable Fun

Over the past weekend, I did what I've done every Veterans Day weekend since I earned my General Class Amateur Radio License, I joined other amateur radio operators on the air to support our nation's Veterans through special event stations.  This year, due to work, I was unable to help with the B-17 special event … Continue reading Amateur Radio: Honoring Veterans on the Air and Mobile/Portable Fun

Effingham County Veterans Day Ceremony

This afternoon, my father and I drove up to Springfield and met my mother who was already up there visiting family to go to the Effingham County Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park of Effingham County (next to the Effingham County Hospital on the GA Highway 21 Bypass). The weather this afternoon wasn't the … Continue reading Effingham County Veterans Day Ceremony

B-17 “City of Savannah” on the air for Veterans Day

Once again, Amateur Radio Operators will be putting the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum's B-17 "City of Savannah" on the air.  Throughout the day Friday, 11 November and Saturday, 12 November, listen out for WW2COS on the amateur radio HF bands. In addition to a working World War II BC-348 receiver, the B-17's radio room … Continue reading B-17 “City of Savannah” on the air for Veterans Day

2010 Savannah Veterans’ Day Parade

This morning I joined my nephew Kaleb and my Father, Mac - AF4KL to attend the Savannah Veterans' Day Parade. We got dowtown early and set up just west of the intersection of Broughton/Lincoln on Broughton St. near the end of the parade route. While waiting for the parade to begin I talked to David … Continue reading 2010 Savannah Veterans’ Day Parade

Veterans Day Radio Activity

Except for some casual scanning, I really didn't do any monitoring today. My radio activity today was Veterans' Day related. After attending a Veterans' Day Ceremony in Effingham County, my father Mac McCormick, Jr. AF4KL and I spent some time searching the HF bands for some Veterans' Day special event stations. Band conditions weren't all … Continue reading Veterans Day Radio Activity