NIHRAC's 50th Anniversary
Post date: Apr 2, 2013 5:24:18 PM
This March, the NIH Radio Amateur Club commemorated its 50th birthday. During ths time, the Club has been proudly serving emergency communications needs of the National Institutes of Health, and gathering together NIH staff and members of our community interested in Amateur Radio. During our meeting of March 2nd, we cellebrated by participating on the ARRL International DX using a radio station at the Club. The purpose for the North American stations was to provide signal reports and provide our State prefix (MD) to foreign stations. We also shared sparkling cyder and some apetizers that sustained the participants. Today, the Club continues to make important contributions to NIH's emergency preparedness and response. For example, NIHRAC actively contributes to the Bethesda Hospitals' Emergency Preparedness Partnership (BHEPP) by collaborating with the National Library of Medicine in developing and managing an emergency communications solution for the three hospitals in the partnership (see www.bhepp.org).