News and Updates

December Christmas Meeting

The December ECA meeting will be held at Bandana’s Barbeque on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway at Cave Springs. We are meeting for dinner at 6:00PM. Spouses are welcome. Come and enjoy an evening of conversation and good times.

Traveler’s Assistance Net

The ECA Traveler’s Assistance net is back for the 2022 / 2023 Winter Storm Season! When a Winter Weather Warning has issued by the National Weather Service, members of the ECA will plan to hold directed nets on the W0ECA repeater to relay emergency traffic and important information related to road conditions and closures. The […]

Grab-N-Go Kits: Are you Ready?

A pivotal part of operational readiness is having a go-kit prepared. For Emergency Communications, there are additional pieces needed to be prepared to deploy a field station: Radio(s) as needed Radio accessory kit including microphone, key, etc. Feed line for connecting the radio to the antenna Power supply for the radio(s) VSWR meter Folding table […]

BBC: Shortwave is back in 2022

Shortwave radio used to be a primary means of getting important information and news to people around the world. With the onset of the internet, broadcast radio, and satellite television, broadcast shortwave radio was on the decline. WWII-era broadcasting technology resurrected by the BBC in response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, shortwave news broadcasts […]

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