Tag: flooding

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1069

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1069 Release Date: August 24, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:50 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1069 […]

Radio Amateurs in India Support Rescue and Relief Operations in Wake of Flooding

Radio amateurs in at least three western Indian states along the Arabian Sea coast are pitching in toA support communication for rescue and relief operations following heavy rainfall and flooding. In Kerala, Shyam Kumar, VU2JLE, told The Hindu newspaper that he and 15 other radio amateurs belonging to the Wayanad Hams (WHAMS) group have been […]

Postal dept., HAM operators join relief operations (India)

With mobile towers failing and network curtailed in large parts of flood-affected areas in North Karnataka, the postal department has gone back to basics and deputed officers and HAM operators to provide robust line of communication to relief personnel. A group of 12 trained postal officers and four amateur radio operators from the Indian Institute of Hams […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Activate Following California Flooding

Amateur Radio volunteers with the Sonoma County, California, Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) rallied to assist in February after heavy rain led to flooding in the region. San Francisco Section Manager Bill Hillendahl, KH6GJV, told ARRL that while no actual communication emergencies occurred during the weather event, Sonoma County ACS volunteers provided “needed eyes” and were […]

via the ARRL: South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas. “Amateur Radio operators are far from ‘amateurs’ when it comes to providing […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1017

This Week in Amateur Radio #1017 Release Date: August 25, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running […]

via the ARRL: Kerala, India, Flooding: Radio Amateurs Assist Rescue Operations

Radio amateurs in the flood-stricken Indian state of Kerala are helping with rescue operations there, in part by tracing stranded people through their last mobile phone locations and sharing information with officials. Most telecommunication services in Kerala remain down. Accounts vary, but some 120 hams — and perhaps as many as 300 — have been […]

via the ARRL: Montana ARES Group Activated in Advance of Anticipated Flooding

The Billings, Montana, Director of Emergency Services has activated the Yellowstone County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) group (YARES) to support radio communication for sand bagging stations and for possible river-level spotters over the next 5 days. The call came in advance of an anticipated significant flood event — “possibly the largest ever recorded,” Yellowstone […]

via the ARRL: Emergency HF Net Convened in Colombia in Wake of Landslide, Flooding

Radio amateurs in Colombia have been put on an Orange Alert and an HF net activated on 7.117 kHz in the wake of an avalanche of mud and rocks November 7 on the La Paila River on the town of Corinto. The incident at dusk has caused between 26 and 30 injuries in the resulting […]

845 Life: Newburgh teen is a real pro with amateur radio (New York)

When all communication fails, there are always amateur radio operators to step in. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms can cause flooding and disable systems: But they don’t affect amateur radio. “After Hurricane Sandy, our system was activated to help communicate emergencies throughout the region,” says Sean Flynn, 17, of the Town of Newburgh. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #966

This Week in Amateur Radio #966 Week of September 2, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR966 Running Time: 1:14:35 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #966 with a release and air date of  September 02, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hewlick, […]

via the ARRL: Interview: ARRL Public Information Officer Describes the Situation in Harris County, Texas

In an August 29 interview with Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, news-talk radio station WGMD, ARRL South Texas Section Public Information Officer Mike Urich, KA5CVH, described the situation in Harris County, Texas, as the flood emergency continues there. Urich also took time to explain how the public service that Amateur Radio is able to provide during emergencies […]

via the ARRL: Heavy Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey Could Extend for Days, Catastrophic Flooding Forecast

Although Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane and is weakening, forecasters are predicting that rainfall generated by the storm system could continue for several more days. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reported that the storm made landfall on Saturday at around 0300 UTC between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, with maximum […]

Amateur Radio Provides Communication Link Following Sri Lanka Flooding

Members of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL) responded to an urgent call for help in the wake of torrential monsoon rainfall in southwestern Sri Lanka on May 28 that caused flooding and landslides. The Road Development Authority (RDA) contacted RSSL President Jaliya Lokeshwara, 4S7JL, seeking communication help from radio amateurs. The RSSL reports […]

Nevada ARES Standing Down as Flood Threat Abates

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers and emergency operations centers (EOCs) in Nevada are now standing down as the threat of additional widespread flooding damage diminishes. Over the weekend, ARES members in Nevada stood ready to support the disaster response effort. Recent heavy rainfall, sparked by a weather system called the Pineapple Express, caused flooding […]

Ministry Enlists Amateur Radio Enthusiasts’ Help In Flood Aid (Malaysia)

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Ministry has enlisted amateur radio enthusiasts’ help to facilitate communication should there be a breakdown during the anticipated floods here. In this regard, Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said the ministry through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and amateur radio associations would act as go-between in relaying information. […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Needed in Louisiana

The Red Cross continues to request Amateur Radio volunteers to support communication at shelters housing evacuees from flooding of historic proportions in Louisiana. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in Louisiana has activated, and Section Emergency Coordinator Adam Tamplain, KD5LEH, has put out a call for additional volunteers, reaching out to neighboring states. The federal […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Responding to Louisiana Flooding Catastrophe

Amateur Radio volunteers are responding to help, after flooding of historic proportions struck parts of Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend in the wake of torrential rainfall. States of emergency have been declared in both states, and the federal government has declared Louisiana a major disaster area. Louisiana Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) has […]

ARRL: West Virginia ARES Units on Alert for Possible Activation in Wake of Flooding

All Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) districts and counties in West Virginia are on alert for possible activation in the aftermath of severe flooding, which has claimed at least 2 dozen lives, destroyed hundreds of homes, and damaged countless others. More than 30,000 were without electrical power at one point, but that number now is […]