Category: Public Service

via the ARRL: Plane Crash Drill Turns to Major Fire Response

Over the course of a single day, ARES® Los Angeles (ARES LAX) Northwest District operators on July 8 pivoted from a plane crash mass-casualty drill to a real major fire response. With the area suffering under record 108° heat, the ARRL Los Angeles Section’s ARES Northwest District Emergency Coordinator Roozy Moabery, W1EH, had no idea […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Communication Resources to be Available during Eclipse Day

ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse. “Concern has been expressed by public safety, emergency management, and others that […]

President Names FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to Fill Vacant Republican Seat

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr, a Republican, to fill one of the two vacancies on the Commission. One FCC vacancy, to be filled by a Democratic candidate, remains in order for the Commission to be back to its full five-member complement. The president on June 14 named […]

via the ARRL: Bear is Unwanted Volunteer, as ARES Team Supports Colorado Road Race

Lots of things can go awry when Amateur Radio volunteers are supporting public service events, from technical and weather problems to lost or injured participants. The 2017 Garden of the Gods 10-mile and 10-kilometer races in Colorado was no exception. On Sunday, June 11, the Pikes Peak Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PPARES) deployed a dozen […]

via the ARRL: State and Local Governments Honor Amateur Radio in Advance of Field Day 2017

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments have traditionally taken the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. This year is no exception. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2rE3A4U

Volunteers help make Assault on Mount Mitchell successful (South Carolina)

The Assault on Mount Mitchell would spin out of control without the 200 to 300 volunteers it takes to man this 102.7-mile annual odyssey from Spartanburg up to the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River. “The logistics are mind-boggling,” Roger Habisreutinger said. He has been driving a truck loaded with these “fine-tuned, lightweight racing […]

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