GBC hams (amateur radio operators) are invited to join a group of Christian hams from across the United States and Canada in a daily on-the-air fellowship time. The Amateur Radio Missionary Service (ARMS) provides a daily Net as well as weekly section Nets that cover all of the US and Canada. Contacts are also made with hams in Central and South America and elsewhere in the world.
The 20 Meter Net operation is found at 14.3075 MHZ daily, Monday through Saturday at 1500 Z (ST) and 1400 Z (DT). It operates for 2 hours. Hams can check in, share prayer requests, a Scripture portion and local weather. Hams needing it can have “short time.”
ARMS Christian Fellowship Nets are also found in various sections of the country on 75 phone and 40 Meters. Exact frequencies, days, times and areas can be found on the ARMs Fellowship website at www.qsl.net/arms The website also contains short biographies of some of the ARMs members, current missionary prayer information and digital copies of THE BEAM, the periodic ARMS newsletter.
An ARMS Net will also be found on “CQ-100.” This virtual computer Net meets on Mondays at 2400 Z at 14.307 on the virtual dial. A round-table format is used and may include overseas Christian ham check-ins as well as those state side.
ARMS was organized at the Philadelphia School of the Bible in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1957, by a small group of born again Christian amateur radio operators. At that time they were interested not only in fellowship on the air and in person, but also in assisting missionaries overseas with communications. That latter purpose is largely met today with cell phones and high speed data communications. The fellowship aspect is still “very much alive.”
Come join us.
Chuck Winter, N7AAG