Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Outer Banks Repeater Association, nominated by donor
Griffinan. They provide communications in times of public need, including disasters and public utility outages. You can find their web site here.
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About nominee Outer Banks Repeater Association
Read the recent article about OBRA in the Outer Banks Voice.
The purpose of this organization is to provide communications in the time of public need including disasters and failure of public service communications or telephone service; to encourage amateur readiness for emergencies; and to endeavor to maintain awareness by the public and by public officials of the capabilities of amateur radio.
Most of you know that the true inventor of Radio was Reginald Fessenden and not Guglielmo Marconi. No offense to Guglielmo Marconi because he made some extraordinary discoveries and got radio going. But Marconi used “spark” transmissions. Fessenden was a proponent of Continuous Wave transmissions. It is true that he proved his concept using a continuous spark transmission, but went on to develop the concept to what we now know as modern radio.
We also know that much of Fessenden’s work occurred on The Outer Banks at the same time the Wright Brothers were here and that they knew each other.
Our Editor in Chief for the OBRA Newsletter, Ken Daidone N2KJD, is a fan of Fessenden and has written a Fessenden White Paper.
So check out this slide presentation introducing Ham Radio and OBRA. Then please visit the page of nominee Outer Banks Repeater Association to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!