Announcements


HAM COM 2020 - CANCELLED

posted May 3, 2020, 7:30 PM by Chadwick Stelzl

COVID-19 Update:

For some time the Ham-Com Board of Directors have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Over the last couple of months, our reality has been a roller coaster of changes. Many of things we have enjoyed and perhaps taken for granted have had to be postponed, altered, or in some cases canceled. 

While we have held out hope that this year we would be able to host Ham-Com 2020 as a light at the end of the long tunnel of the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sadness that we must inform all that we are canceling Ham-Com 2020 and the event postponed until June 17, 18 and 19 2021.

With much input from Health and Safety advisors, the Amateur Community, Legal Counsel and our Vendors the Ham-Com Board has finally been able to negotiate a positive outcome with our event center to this unprecedented situation.

This conclusion is based on the deadly seriousness of the virus, the rate of expansion, and the recovery time after the crisis apex is achieved. But more importantly, it is based on the genuine concern for the health and safety of the attendees, vendors, volunteers, presenters and staff.

Our event center contracted pre-payments for 2020 will be rolled to 2021. Payments made to Ham-Com for the 2020 event for General Admission, Vendor Booths and Flea market tables will also be rolled to the 2021 event.

Details regarding this cancellation will be posted at www.hamcom.org.
Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to the next 
Ham-Com on June 17, 18 and 19 2021.
Sincerely,

Ham-Com Board of Directors
Bill Nelson AB5QZ
Ham-Com Inc. President

2020 Collin Skywarn Pre-Registration

posted Dec 13, 2019, 6:06 AM by Chadwick Stelzl   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 6:06 AM ]

Pre-registration link. Registration is not required. However, we can help provide proof of attendance and allow us to capture our audience attendees to aid in future planning.

Please be aware that the National Weather Service has omitted their Advanced program. We may or may not have the afternoon program as we work to find presenters to fill that space.

CollinARES Presentation - Uploaded

posted Feb 24, 2019, 3:51 PM by Chadwick Stelzl

The presentation that was given at the Collin SKYWARN session has been uploaded and in the files section.

Track Florence - APRS

posted Sep 13, 2018, 2:04 PM by Chadwick Stelzl

https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=8&call=a%2FFLOREN%2B12%2Ca%2FFLORENCE&others=1&timerange=3600&tail=3600

Preparedness Fair - City of Allen 9/15

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:05 AM by Chadwick Stelzl

Annual City of Allen Preparedness Fair. Saturday 9/15 from 9-2. https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6446

Hurricane Florence Frequencies

posted Sep 12, 2018, 5:47 PM by Chadwick Stelzl

The following information is provided:

Frequencies to Monitor in Support of Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts  

With hurricane Florence taking its course towards the Carolinas and Georgia with an expected landfall to occur within Thursday to Friday, either as category 3 or 4 at landfall, the following frequencies have been allocated for the emergency communication to facilitate and support recovery efforts. 

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is scheduled to activate Wednesday, 9/12 11:00 AM EDT – 1500 UTC. 

IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THESE FREQUENCIES CLEAR UNLESS YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN HURRICANE RELIEF 

Hurricane Watch Net  
Day: 14.325MHz 
Night: 7.268MHz 

SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Network)  
National: 14.265MHz 
Southern Territory: 7.262MHz 

Georgia ARES Emergency Plan 
Primary Voice: 3.975MHz 
Alternate: 3.982.5MHz, 3.995MHz, 5.330.5MHz, 7.287.5MHz 
Special modes: 3.583MHz (PSK), 3.549MHz (CW) 

North Carolina ARES Emergency Plan 
Primary Voice: 3.923MHz 
Alternate: 7.232MHz 
CW: 3.573MHz 

South Carolina ARES Emergency Plan 
Primary Voice: 3.990MHz 
Alternate: 3.993.5MHz, 7.232MHz  


Again please keep these frequencies clear doing hurricane event and recovery efforts. 

Ham Radio Go-Kits on Facebook

posted Sep 9, 2018, 4:31 PM by Chadwick Stelzl

Looking for ideas for all types of radio go-kits?

Check out Ham Radio Go-Kits on Facebook

Mentors

posted Sep 3, 2018, 11:28 AM by Collin County TX ARES

We are looking for some mentors to list on our site that would be able to help  new or interested Hams get started or improve their equipment or skills.

Some subjects, but not limited to:  mobile installs, power to radios, grounding, lightning arresting, antennas, programming radios, PSK, APRS, DMR, Raspberry Pi, Fusion, DStar, traffic handling, WinLink, etc.

Contact KD5UMO @yahoo.com to get you on the list.

"Can't complain if we don't help teach them how."

Chadwick-KD5UMO

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