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Field Day 2014!

Field Day 2014

Field Day!

June 28-29, 2014
Hamby Volunteer Fire Department


We will begin with breakfast at 8am on Saturday, June 28th and will begin transmitting at 1pm local.
We will continue to transmit until 3:59pm on Sunday.

We will have Elmers (Mentors) present for the duration of the event.
Here is your opportunity to operate on all bands and all frequencies whether you are licensed or not.

For more information contact RJ Harden, KB5HGM via this link.

Talk-in Frequency is the 146.760 Repeater

Well Known Amateur Radio Operator Killed in fall from Tower

ARRL Volunteer, DXer James H. “Jim” Abercrombie Jr, N4JA, SK

05/15/2014ARRL member Jim Abercrombie, N4JA (ex-K4BMS), of Enoree, South Carolina, died May 14. He was 76. According to Charles Pennington, K4GK, Abercrombie was fatally injured as the result of a fall from his Amateur Radio tower.

Abercrombie was a serious DXer with 340 current DXCC entities confirmed (mixed). He served briefly in 1972 as the ARRL Section Communications Manager (now Section Manager) for South Carolina, and he was an ARRL Technical Specialist from 1995 until 2005. He was the author of Understanding Antennas for the Non-Technical Ham. Arrangements are pending. — Thanks to The Daily DX and Charles Pennington, K4GK

Texas Radio Amateur Gives Up License As Part of Enforcement Action Settlement


A Texas radio amateur has agreed to turn in his Amateur Extra class license as part of an agreement with the FCC to settle an enforcement action against him. The FCC earlier this year issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to James R. Winstead, KD5OZY, of Coleman, Texas, after determining that Winstead “apparently willfully violated” FCC rules by interfering with Amateur Radio communications. The Commission had proposed a $7000 fine. The action was in response other radio amateurs’ complaints of intentional interference on 7.195 MHz.


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Officers for 2014

Ron Harden, KB5HGM, President
Kendall Thomas, KC5FFQ, Vice President
Tammy Harden, KB5NLP, Secretary
Peg Richard, KA4UPA, Treasurer