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  • January 23, 2014 The next project night will be devoted to helping Lynne (KK6FHV), Ken (KK6FHU) and the Red Cross team clean up the back room for the Red Cross open house in February.
    Red Cross Bldg., Crescent City 7:00pm

  • February 15, 2014This will be a "learn your radio" session and our goal is to let new amateurs talk across the room to each other so they don't feel so intimidated trying to talk on the nets for their first contacts. Mike, Fred, Doug, Mindy, Paul and others have all volunteered to help mentor the new hams. This is also open to all amateurs, so if you know of someone who has their license but needs a little help, tell them they are welcome.
    Red Cross Bldg., Crescent City

  • March 26, 2014 Tsunami Safe: Know Your Zone Full-Scale Evacuation Drill 11:00-11:30AM.
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Amateur Radio... a proud history

Nobody knows when Amateur Radio operators were first called "hams," but we do know that Amateur Radio is as old as the history of radio itself. Not long after Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian experimenter, transmitted the Morse Code letter "s" from Newfoundland to England in 1901, amateur experimenters throughout the world were trying out the capabilities of the first "spark gap" transmitters. In 1912 Congress passed the first laws regulating radio transmissions in the U.S. By 1914, Amateur experimenters were communicating nation-wide, and setting up a system to relay messages from coast to coast (whence the name American Radio Relay League). In 1927, the FCC was created by Congress and specific frequencies were assigned for various uses, including ham bands.

Contact Us

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club - W6HY
1672 Northcrest Dr.
Crescent City, CA 95531
United States
Club: w6hy@w6hy.org
Web Master: webmaster@w6hy.org