Via the ICQ Podcast we have this story of a Queens, NY student-ran amateur radio station, K2GSG, which is working to help Puerto Ricans pass health and welfare traffic to family in the continental US. These students are not only helping out those who desperately need it, but learning skills that can serve both them and others for a lifetime.
All hams know that saying, but I'm not sure we've seen more dramatic proof of its truth than the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's devastating strike on Puerto Rico. CNN has a piece on how "Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico one transmission at a time" with video. Very impressive how the ARRL and hams in general have stepped up to provide a critical service no one else, including the government, was able to provide.
The 26th annual Tour de Pig cycling event, a part of the Lexington BBQ Festival, will take place Oct. 14, 2017 from 7 AM - 2 PM. We're a few radio amateurs short of the number we need to man the various rest stops. If you're free on the 14th and would like to man a rest stop, please contact Bill Pickett at email@example.com.
A New York amateur radio operator is providing our most valuable service to citizens of Puerto Rico and members of his community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.