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Senior Living and Amateur Radio -- online reports

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Alaska

https://www.frontiersman.com/news/year-old-ham-radio-operator-still-tuned-in/article_4c7c0271-6f54-5e21-a145-f1fbcaf6c325.html

Ham operator (99) at Primrose Retirement Community, Wausilla, Alaska.

 

Arizona

http://www.greenfieldvillage.com/clubs/radio.html

The Sunlife Amateur Radio Club at Greenfield Village RV Park, Mesa, Arizona.

https://www.phoenixwestvalleyhomes.net/community/area/Sun%20City%2C%20Arizona/

A ham-friendly realtor and the Sun City, Arizona community.

 

California

http://www.sitemason.com/element/8jgw7bm/2014/07/28/with-radio-residents-can-listen-respond.937206

Amateur radio at Plymouth Village, Redlands CA.

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/valle_verde_resident_uses_ham_radio_to_promote_emergency_preparedness

Ham radio and emergency preparedness at Valle Verde, Santa Barbara, CA.

https://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/clubs/documents/view/LW-ARC-General-Flyer3L.pdf

Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY - Laguna Woods Village, Orange County, CA

 

District of Columbia

https://www.disabled-world.com/communication/ham-radio.php

Ham radio at the Continuing Care Retirement Community in suburban Washington, D.C.

 

Florida

http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/neighborhood-ham-watch-in-florida.html

Neighborhood Ham Watch and the Royal Harbor Amateur Radio Club at Royal Harbor in Tavares, Florida.

https://www.k4vrc.com/
https://www.55places.com/florida/communities/the-villages#lifestyle

The Villages Amateur Radio Club at The Villages, in Florida.

 

Iowa

https://www.trilogyembers.com/our-services

Services and Amenities at The Embers in Marshalltown, Iowa include a ham shack.

 

Maryland

Ham operator at Collington
Grant Bagley

https://collington.kendal.org/news/2011/12/12/amateur-radio-station-connects-collington-to-the-world-with-a-purpose/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezxa4R8XndM

A feature story and video about ham radio (KB3US) at Collington in Mitchellville, Maryland.

https://www.ericksonliving.com/tribune/articles/2018/12/ham-shack (2018)
https://www.ericksonliving.com/articles/2013/01/riderwoods-ham-radio-operators-ragchew-day-and-night (2013)

Articles about ham radio at Riderwoods in Catonsville, Maryland.

https://patch.com/maryland/takomapark/bp--ham-radio-has-a-cult-following-at-riderwood-retird1e0a313e7

Hams at the Riderwood Retirement Community in Silver Spring, Maryland

Massachusetts

https://www.ericksonliving.com/articles/2012/06/brooksby-village-residents-tech-savvy

BRAG is the Brooksby Radio Amateur Group (W1BBV) at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/hingham/linden-ponds-residents-embracing-national-tech-trends

Linden Ponds is "embracing national tech trends" including Amateur Radio in Hingham, MA.

Oregon

https://www.willametteview.org/life-at-willamette-view/news/willamette-view-hams-participate-in-countywide-emergency-exercise
https://www.willametteview.org/life-at-willamette-view/news/willamette-view-ham-club-goes-solar

Willamette View Amateur Radio Club emergency exercise and solar power, Portland, Oregon.

https://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2011/12/milwaukie_seniors_keep_ham_rad.html

A female ham operator at Willamette View Manor in Portland, Oregon.

 

Pennsylvania

https://www.lancastercountymag.com/senior-living-2/

A ham operator at Fairmount in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

 

https://www.concordialm.org/blog/from-spain-to-antarctic​_a-one-concordia-resident-uses-ham-radio-to-connect-people-across-the-world

A ham at Concordia Haven Apartments in Cabot, Pennsylvania

 

South Carolina

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/hamming-it-up-wesley-commons-has-amateur-radio-club/article_b5e364ee-3a2d-5661-ba8d-4943de72a2ee.html

"Hamming it up" at Wesley Commons in Greenwood, South Carolina

 

Texas

https://qcwachapter41dallas.wordpress.com/2014/09/16​_/qcwa-chapter-41-met-in-allen-texas-on-06-september-2014/

A report of a QCWA meeting at N5YJ, The Aspens Amateur Radio Club, at The Aspens at Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas.  (QCWA is the Quarter Century Wireless Association, for hams licensed at least 25 years.)

 


 Articles in Ham Radio publications

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Benson Antenna Installation
  • James Benson (W8OUU) tells how he worked with his retirement community to install a VHF/UHF and a long-wire ham antenna.  Published in QST, Sept. 2018, p. 20. (QST is the monthly magazine that is distributed to about 160,000 members of the American Radio Relay League.  ARRL is headquartered in Newington, CT.)

  • Trippy Brown (AC8EP) uses CQ100 software and QsoNet to do "ham radio" over the Internet, without the radio part.  See ARRL News Article, 10/13/2009.

  • "Retirement communities that permit antennas?"  Discussion thread (2015) at QRZ.com

  • Bob Moren (K4CX - Silent Key) described his positive interactions with his retirement community in QST, Aug. 1995.

Other sources

The Masonic Village Amateur Radio Club in Elizabethtown, PA has club station K3WEB. (Thanks K3SWZ!)

 

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Published on https://aa6e.net/senior-living-for-hams January, 2019.

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