Tag: Alabama

via the ARRL: Gulf Coast States Brace for Hurricane Nate; Hurricane Watch Net May Activate

Now a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Nate is continuing to move rapidly over the central Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported early today. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is closely monitoring and has announced plans for a possible net activation later today on 14.265 MHz (and/or 7.268 MHz). The net now is […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Eyeing Tropical Storm Nate

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is closely monitoring tropical storm Nate, which is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The system is currently about 230 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, maintaining maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH and moving to the north-northwest at 14 MPH […]

Tuning in: Amateur radio enthusiasts gather to talk gear, swap electronics (Alabama)

Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts came together in Cullman on Saturday for the Cullman Amateur Radio Club’s annual Hamfest. The festival, hosted at the Cullman Civic Center, routinely sees people coming in from all around the state, and from surrounding states like Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, and they all come to meet with each other […]

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles Emerson, N4OKL, SK

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles “Charlie” Emerson, N4OKL, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on January 14. An ARRL member, he was 71. “Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie’s pride and joy, and he never missed […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Credited with Helping Injured Cyclist

Members of the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club (HARC) in Alabama had a role in getting help for a Louisiana cyclist injured in a September 17 group ride in Madison County, Alabama. A representative of the sponsoring Spring City Cycling Club told WHNT-19 News that a number of riders, including Brian Guerrero, fell as a motor […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #915

Week of September 10, 2016 Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR915HAM This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Solar activity picking up in fall, but shorter solar cycles are in the future SpaceX explosion prompts launch setbacks for several AMSAT projects More countries getting […]

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