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"To provide insight into the technical and procedural aspects of amateur radio operation."
Time and location: Saturday April 29th, 2017 at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill NS
For more info and to Register see: http://www.westcumb.ca/s-m-a-r-t
Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what's already there to communicate with others across the world, you'll find all of this - and more - within amateur radio. It is also great fun. Why don't you try it?
A great video on Amateur radio - a 21st Century hobby by the amateur radio association RSGB: https://youtu.be/8x6x_6mDVlQ
World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and radio amateurs around the world will take to the airwaves to celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. "Celebrating Amateur Radio's Contribution to Society" in the WARD theme.
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum - far from being a wasteland - could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was "in grave danger of being pushed aside," IARU's history notes. Amateur Radio pioneers, including ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just 2 years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today - 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.
From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3 million licensees! World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU member-societies can demonstrate the capabilities of Amateur Radio to the public and enjoy global friendship with other radio amateurs around the globe.
IARU provides a poster for World Amateur Radio Day to download and use to promote WARD. The poster comes in two sizes, large and small.
Groups promoting WARD activity on social media should use #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook. IARU will list all WARD activities on its World Amateur Radio Day page: http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html
Just a reminder about our upcoming potluck meeting NEXT week
What: Potluck Dinner Meeting
When: Tuesday , April 11, 2017
Where: Kensington Fire Department
The Kensington Fire Department is located at 16 Gerald MacCarville Drive off Route#2 across the road from Castle Building Supplies. Look for the water tower.
Go in the main door go straight ahead and take door to stairs on the left then go upstairs and turn left.
Just a reminder not to block any of the main truck doors.
Note day change to Tuesday!!!