When you shop smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to ARSFI

How it works: Go to smile.amazon.com. You shop normally, and Amazon donates a small portion of your purchase to the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc. It's the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices. Use smile.amazon.com whenever you shop. Thanks for your support! Share this on Twitter. Tell your Facebook friends.

Field Day: Send 11 Winlink Messages for 200 Points

If you want to optimize your Field day score, consider sending 10 messages from your site via RF for 100 points. Then, receive your ARRL Section Manager's Field Day message via email over a Winlink link, for another 100 points. See the Field Day rules for all the info.

To make things easy, Winlink operators have set up a database of Field Day site stations that will exchange messages with you. Check out the Winlink forums in the support area and search for 'Field Day".

UPDATE: Josh, WA7FPV, is managing the list here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15ZdZMRe6rLoqv_TeOWk88toz1eC2qV_EfYR1_y...

Note: If you are a Google user, you may need to open the above URL in an incognito window. If you are prompted for credentials or you get a message saying you don't have access... use an incognito window. The above URL is a read-only link to the Google sheet that stores all the response data - it does not require any password or special permissions to access.

All about SHARES at HamVention

May 17, 2017 -- SHARES - Interoperable HF Emergency Communications: Friday, 9:15 to 10:15, Room 2.

Ross Merlin, WA2WDT, SHARES Program Manager, will moderate a forum on SHARES (SHAred RESources), a Federal government HF radio program for backup communications and interoperability among Federal agencies and Federally-affiliated entities that have a need to send or receive national security or emergency preparedness communications such as state agencies, county emergency management agencies, and critical infrastructure/key resources providers (telecommunications, energy, healthcare, transportation, etc.). This session will include both an introduction to SHARES for potential users and an open forum for audience members to discuss program issues with the SHARES Program Office staff. Merlin wrote the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG), which is widely used by public safety and emergency communications professionals across the country.

From the ARRL E-Letter, used with permission.

At HamVention: Mesh Presence

May 17, 2017 -- If you're going to HamVention this weekend, enmesh yourself in the Mesh Networks presence - on-the-air, forum, booth, and mini-classes. This technology takes advantage of the amateur microwave bands and the bandwidth that goes with them, for ultra high speed data and applications. Hams are now building radio-based high speed digital mesh networks low cost commercial hardware adapted for Amateur Radio use.

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