Tag: ARES

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 […]

During hurricanes, emergency officials turn to ham radio

Operators of amateur radios, also known as ham radios, play a vital role in the gathering of information during hurricanes like Irma. “We take for granted our communications,” said Etta LoPresti, emergency management coordinator for Indian River County. “But when you have something catastrophic like they do in the Keys and in the west coast […]

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 […]

Ham radio groups work behind the scenes of floods, crashes and emergencies to help community (Utah)

With the advent of cellphones and all things tech, one might wonder if there is still a need for amateur radio operators. Any local radio operator will readily tell you there is — or as Orem operator Keith McQueen explains, “We’re a backup communication resource when everything else goes to pot.” Amateur radio, also dubbed […]

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, […]

via the ARRL: ARES Teams in Three West Central Florida Section Counties Ready to Support Shelters

As Hurricane Irma moves closer to the Florida Peninsula, ARRL West Central Florida Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX, reports that Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) teams have been requested to provide communication support at evacuation shelters in Highlands, Hillsborough, and Polk counties. “Other counties in the West Central Florida Section are considering shelter operations,” Davis […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting Where Needed in Hurricane Response

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are pitching in to support communication at some Red Cross shelters in South Texas in the ongoing aftermath of catastrophic and unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey. ARES members also are serving as net control liaisons to the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). At least 3 dozen […]

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: Texas Flood Zone ARES Volunteers Advised to Stay Home, Family Safety Comes First

As Tropical Storm Harvey heads southeastward, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) team members are being advised that the impact to the region’s communications infrastructure has been relatively minimal so far, considering the strength of the storm and the magnitude of the flooding. South Texas ARES remains on standby as the response phase continues and sheltering […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #965

This Week in Amateur Radio #965 Week of August 26, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR965 Running Time: 1:09:43 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #965 with a release and air date of, August 26, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, […]

Array of Amateur Radio Resources Readying for Hurricane Harvey Response

Amateur Radio resources are marshaling to assist in the response to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast on Friday (August 25) as a Category 3 storm. It would be the first storm to hit the US coast in more than a decade. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) already has […]

via the ARRL: Get with the SET: ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Fall Classic Just Ahead

The main weekend for the 2017 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is only a little more than a month away — Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. The primary League-sponsored national emergency exercise is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of ARES® and other organizations involved with emergency and disaster response. “Every local […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #964

This Week in Amateur Radio #964 Week of August 19, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR964 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #964 with a release and air date of, August 19, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition Week of August 12, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/2hTsHAS Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #963 with a release and air date of, August 12, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, […]

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