Author Archives: Dan Romanchik KB6NU

2022 ARDC Annual Report now available

The 2022 ARDC Annual Report is now available. As you’ll see when you read the report, we accomplished quite a bit last year, including:  Approving 101 grants! Last year, we approved over $6 million in grants and distributed about … Continue reading

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ARDC Welcomes New GAC and TAC Members

Some of the most important people in the ARDC organization are the volunteers serving on the Grants Advisory Committee (GAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The GAC reviews and advises the ARDC Board of Directors on eligible proposals and helps … Continue reading

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Building Infrastructure in the Rocky Mountains and the San Francisco Bay Area

One of the ways that ARDC supports and promotes amateur radio is by helping groups build amateur radio infrastructure. Here are two examples. The first is high up in the Rocky Mountains. Here, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio is building a 5 … Continue reading

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Bob McGwier, N4HY, Resigning from ARDC Board

After serving ARDC for two years, Bob McGwier, N4HY, is resigning from the ARDC Board of Directors on December 31, 2022.  Though he is departing our organization as a director, we don’t imagine that Bob will be a stranger to … Continue reading

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ARDC helps ham radio prepare for “the big one”

Emergency and public service communications is one of the reasons that amateur radio exists. While recent advances–such as satellite communications and trunked communications systems–have perhaps diminished the importance of amateur radio in emergency communications, amateur radio still has a critical … Continue reading

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ARDC grantees are developing the next generation of amateur radio leaders

A question that you often hear at amateur radio events is, “Where are all the kids?” Indeed, it sometimes seems that young people are nowhere to be found. Though you may not see many kids at traditional amateur radio events, … Continue reading

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Ham clubs build community

Clubs are an important part of the amateur radio community. By teaching classes and conducting test sessions, they are an important source of new hams. Clubs also are an important way for radio amateurs to learn about new rules and … Continue reading

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Rhizomatica: Connecting the Unconnected

One of the factors that we consider when making a grant is how much of an impact that the project will make. By any measure, Rhizomatica is making a tremendous impact – both technologically, and in terms of the many … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Technical Advisory Committee

Please submit applications by Nov. 12, 2022! We are now accepting applications from those wishing to serve on our Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in 2023. These are volunteer positions, with a term of one year (January to December). About the … Continue reading

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ARDC Welcomes Technical Director Jon Kemper, KA6NVY

 ARDC is pleased to announce that Jon Kemper (KA6NVY) has joined our staff as Director of Technology. In his role, he will be working with the foundation, volunteers and community members to lead the assessment, development, and implementation of new … Continue reading

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