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Anniversary of the first ham radio transmission.

According to todays paper, on Saturday March 18  in 1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark used a shortwave transmitter to converse with a government radio post about 6 miles away in what is believed to have

been the first broadcast by a ham radio operator.

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Special Event: Pelicans On The Air - Saturday, March 11

Special Event: Pelicans On The Air - Saturday, March 11

Saturday, March 11, 2017


(Note: This is not an Islands On The Air event)


The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club will participate in
commemorating the 114th year of designating Pelican
Island as the 1st National Wildlife Refuge. History of
Pelican Island can be found on their web site at:…

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20th Anniversary Florida QSO Party, April 29 - 30th, 2017.

Florida QSO Party,  April 29 - 30th, 2017.

20th Anniversary Special Event Award 2017 FQP Spelling Bee! 


In honor of our 20th year we will have a record 20 1x1s stations, 2 per

letter, to spell FLORIDA SUN.

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Amateur Radio and the history of Silicon Valley

this group of videos is an absolutely fascinating history thay shows the role Amateur Radio played in the success of Silicon Valley. please watch and enjoy!





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Please CALL Senator Nelson NOW!

To All Our ARRL Members in Florida –

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), is still not supporting H.R. 1301 / S.253 the Amateur Radio Parity Act.

In fact, Senator Nelson has placed a “hold” on the legislation, effectively barring consideration of the Bill despite its…

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