Hot off the Press: State of Amateur Radio 2018

This survey was just completed. It is a world-wide survey, although the largest response was from US Amateurs.  It is very comprehensive and well done.

Wayne Hartsfield/KW5M

2018StateofAmateurRadio (PDF document)

Amateur Radio Parity Act

Please share with all your amateur radio contacts.   Out of 90 co-sponsors, not a single one from the great state of Oklahoma.  Too busy with their own agenda??????

Wayne Hartsfield/KW5M

Amateur Radio Parity Act

Some Interesting Articles …

The Final Courtesy: The Final Courtesy

Where’s Your Mic?  Where’sYourMic

YL33 The First Female Ham Radio Operators: YL 33_ The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome Legacy _ The Mary Sue

Submitted by Wayne KW5M

Videos for Ham Radio

This is probably old news to most of you, but for you newbies or who’ve missed it, Ham Nation offers a variety of videos related to ham radio on TWiT.TV. Check it out here: Ham Nation Videos

Swap Shop for BAARC Club

Check out the Swap and Shop on the BAARC website.


Here’s a place to find out what your other club members are wanting to buy. Maybe you have something you want to sell? Or Trade? Check it out!

Custom Call Sign Club Tshirts $19.99 +Shipping

Now  available  for $19.99 +Shipping custom call sign club logo tees. Your call sign replaces the club call sign in red. Click on the images below to order yours in  either  safety yellow or safety green.  Keep an eye on the W5DRZ Store for more custom  merchandise  soon.










Visit the online store for more customizable logo items:

All  merchandise  sold at cost. No profit is collected from sales.

Ham Radio and Burger King Ad

Check out the mention of ham radio in the latest Burger King Ad:

Its an IC-718 with SM-6 desktop microphone and Samlex SEC-1223 power supply



Radio Amateurs Provide Communication Support -Boston Marathon

Bill KE5VKB sent this link from ARRL about Radio Amateurs Provide Communication Support in Boston Marathon Bombings.

Introducing The New W5BBS Swag Store

Introducing the new W5BBS Swag Store. More Products to come soon.