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State EOC asking for amateur radio operator volunteers (Florida)

The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) is requesting licensed amateur radio operators to help with the response to Hurricane Irma. SERT will feed and shelter any volunteers. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) states its members – amateur radio enthusiasts known as ham radio operators – are ready to help, pointing to the historically large […]

St. Croix Amateur Radio Club Supports Irma Response in US Virgin Islands

Amateur Radio volunteers from the St. Croix Amateur Radio Club are supporting the Hurricane Irma response at the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), utilizing 60-meter band channel 2 (5.346.5 MHz USB) to coordinate emergency communications. The net is continuously monitored and has scheduled situation reports (SITREPS) at 1200 and 2200 UTC. The club’s […]

via the ARRL: New 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth World Record Set

A new 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth (EME or moon bounce) world record has been set. On September 9, Rex Moncur, VK7MO, and Jim Malone, WA3LBI, completed a 18,949.4-kilometer contact using QRA64D. This extends by approximately 600 kilometers the previous world record of 18,337 kilometers held by DL7FJ and ZL1GSG, who used CW. The participants said the key […]

Two Radio Amateurs are Among Three New ISS Crew Members

After a 6-hour flight, astronauts Mark Vande Hei, KG5GNP, and Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin arrived at the International Space Station on September 12. The trio launched aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft from Kazakhstan, orbited Earth four times, and then docked at the space station. The hatches between the spacecraft and station opened […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #968

This Week in Amateur Radio #968 Week of September 16, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR968 Running Time: 1:17:22 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. September 16, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

Amateur Radio Volunteer Response Continues to Historic Hurricane Irma

“We have survived Hurricane Irma.” That assessment came this morning from ARRL West Central Florida (WCF) Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX, who reported that the storm’s eye passed over the Hardee County emergency operations center just before midnight EDT on September 10. (Davis also is the Hardee County Emergency Coordinator). Irma has now been downgraded […]

Bill Continelli, W2XOY recounts his experience during 9/11/2001

Bill Continelli was in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. He was south of the World Trade Center and heard the 2nd plane as it flew over and slammed into Tower #2. He gives his recollection of how he used his communications equipment to safely evacuate Manhattan on that horrible day.   https://archive.org/download/W2XOY_recounts_his_experience_during_9112001/w2xoy911story.mp3  

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #967

This Week in Amateur Radio #967 Week of September 9, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR967 Running Time: 1:00:01 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #967 with a release and air date of September 09, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, […]

Radio amateurs in CT prepare to help with Irma relief efforts

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, radio amateurs in Connecticut are gearing up to assist with relief efforts as once the powerful storm makes landfall in the United States. Channel 3 visited the National Office for Amateur Radio in Newington and got a closer look at how people are assisting with communication down south. When natural disasters […]

via the ARRL: Space Weather Prediction Center Says Solar Phenomena May Continue

The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) said today that G4 (Severe) geomagnetic storm levels were observed at 2350 UTC on September 7 and again at 0151 UTC and 1304 UTC on September 8, due to the effects of a coronal mass ejection (CME). A G3 (Strong) or greater warning was in effect until 1500 UTC […]

via the ARRL: Emergency Net Activated in Wake of Earthquake in Mexico

The National Emergency Net of the FMRE — Mexico’s national Amateur Radio association, has activated on 7.060 MHz (the Net also may operate on 3.690 MHz) to handle any emergency traffic after a late evening earthquake occurred off Mexico’s coast. Radio amateurs not involved in the earthquake disaster should avoid those frequencies. The potent magnitude 8.2 earthquake […]

via the RSGB: Keep hurricane frequencies clear

Hurricane Irma is getting widespread news coverage and will affect many countries in the Caribbean. There are the usual American nets on 14.265 and 14.325MHz to gather information on the storm. Several other frequencies will be used and amateurs in IARU Region 1 are asked to please take steps to avoid interference with emergency operations. […]

via the ARRL: Operating Procedures During Hurricane Irma

Please be aware that due to the breadth of this series of weather events, numerous emergency and public service nets are in session, especially on the 80, 40, and 20 meter bands. US licensees are reminded that Part 97.101 (c) always gives priority to stations providing emergency communications. All stations should be aware that in […]

via the ARRL: Solar Flares Spark Radio Blackouts, Auroral Displays Possible

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a strong (G3) geomagnetic storm watch for September 7 through September 9. The SWPC said the watch for September 7 remains in effect due to the arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) and the effects of a CME on September 4. “Additionally, a G3 watch is […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Irma Amateur Radio Emergency and Priority Traffic is Moving; Health & Welfare Traffic Queued For Later Delivery

At this time, it is ARRL’s understanding that only Amateur Radio Emergency or Amateur Radio Priority traffic is moving in and out of areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Amateur Radio Health and Welfare communications are being queued up for later delivery into the affected area, as the emergency and priority traffic eases. In the aftermath […]

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