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The ARRL and the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), a national boating and educational organization, formally ratified a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on June 4, 2005 The MOU spells out areas where the two organizations can work together in educational activities of overlapping or mutual interest to their respective memberships.

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Amateur Radio Supply (AES) Superfest
Milwaukee, WI
April 9-10, 2010

The display booth at the 2010 Superfest

Mike Wiedel, KB9QMH represented the USPS ARC at the Annual Amateur Electronics Supply Superfest in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 9th and 10th. Attended by Amateur radio operators from around the midwest, Mike had an opportunity to promote USPS boating safety programs and the USPS ARC.



The Marine Amateur Radio learning guide is on the shelves at both USPS headquarters and your favorite marine dealers.

Look for it as you consider the advantages of having ham radio aboard you boat.

Please check the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page if you wish further information about the Amateur Radio program.


The USPS-CPS Amateur Radio Directory is available to USPS members via the following link:

USPS Member Amateur Radio Directory


If you are looking for more information about Amateur Radio check the link below.

A Resource Guide for Ham Radio

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2008 Dayton HamVention

Manning the 2008 booth were
(l-r) Katie Breen (ARRL), Carlton Lee, Bob Schober,
Marjie Stark, Ed Summers, and Don Stark

Marjie, Carlton and Ed show the
USPS material to visiting ham

The HamVention attracts radio amateurs
from all over the world.

The USPS again participated with ARRL at the ARRL Expo at the Dayton HamVention (in Dayton, Ohio) on 16-18 May 2008. Some of us arrived on Thursday, 15 May, to set up our display that afternoon. As you probably know, this is a huge show. It takes a dedicated team to man a booth for three days.



Calling all USPS Amateur Radio Operators!

If you are a ham that is either active or inactive, we want to hear from you! The USPS Amateur Radio Club is active and we would like to know more about you. Membership is free. Please send an email to Gary Wells ( to be added to our list for future announcements and activities.
 On the Amateur Radio Club page pull everything off from 2010 Club Activities on down. Same goes here, "More to Come" after the following text.

Check In On the USPS ARC Net Every Month!

The USPS ARC has established an easy way for you to participate in our monthly amateur net without having to use radios. We use a great technology called Echolink. Check out for more information on using your computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone or other device to access the network.

“EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.  There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,200 online at any given time.” (Excerpt from their website)
Once you have Echolink loaded and tested, look under “Conferences” in the Echolink program or Android app for the DoDropIn conference. More info at

Join us every first Thursday of the month at 2100 Eastern Time on the DoDropIn conference. Check in, tell us about you, your station, squadron, district, how you marry marine radio and ham radio, and any other information you would like to share or would like to see discussed.

Looking forward to hearing you!

73’s from the staff of USPS ARC

Lt/C Gary Wells, AP

More to come


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