Retired Grace Brethren pastor and Ham Radio operator, Chuck Winter (call sign N7AAG), has invited interested Ham Radio operators to a virtual meeting, or Net, operated by the Amateur Radio Missionary Service. The information is below. “I send it along because there has been an upswing in those obtaining their amateur radio operators licenses and I can’t help but believe that includes some of our FGBC family.”
Chuck has long been interested in Ham Radios. “While we were pastoring in Harrah (Wash.), I had a large cubical quad antenna on the old church roof and had for years had the privilege of helping to send and receive medical traffic from a Moravian Medical Mission in Eastern Honduras,” he recalls. “The resident physician and his wife had been very active in our church while he was practicing medicine in the Yakima Valley. We became fast friends.”
If you’re interested in Ham Radio, we would like to invite you to tune in to several Nets operated by the Amateur Radio Missionary Service. Originally launched in the 1950s to serve overseas missionaries with their communication needs, ARMS has become a national and international Christian fellowship group. It meets Monday-Saturday mornings on 14.3075 on the 20M band at 1500Z (ST); 1400Z (DT). Net Control will assign numbers to those who check-in and give them opportunity to share a Scripture verse, prayer requests and personal happenings. Other regional ARMS Nets also take place. This listing can be found at www.qsl.net/arms/
There is also an ARMS virtual net on CQ-100. This virtual computer net meets on Mondays at 2300Z on 14.307MHz on the virtual dial. A round-table format is used and may include overseas Christian ham check-ins as well as those stateside. You are invited to participate.