Tag: Florida

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 […]

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 […]

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: VoIP Hurricane Net to Activate

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 2300 UTC Friday, September 8, until Saturday, September 9, at 0600 UTC to track the impact of Hurricane Irma, expected to affect Cuba and the Bahamas, and of Hurricane Katia, expected to reach southeastern Mexico. A VoIP Hurricane Net activation for Hurricane Irma will restart on Saturday, September […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Now Watching Three Atlantic Basin Hurricanes

The already-busy Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) now is watching three hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin — Category 5 Irma; Category 1 José, following behind Irma, and Category 1 Katia in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the first time in more than 5 years that three storms have been active at the same time in the […]

Another Successful WX4NHC Annual Station Test

Over the holiday weekend, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami logged nearly 200 contacts throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and even Europe, during its annual station test, conducted in advance of the 2017 hurricane season. The annual exercise on May 27 served to check out Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas, and […]

Federal Court Complaint Filed to Recover Unpaid $11,500 FCC Fine in Amateur Case

The US Government has filed a civil complaint in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to recover an unpaid $11,500 fine that the FCC imposed in a Forfeiture Order 2 years ago on Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The complaint was filed in Federal District Court for the Western District […]

Mike Foale, KB5UAC, and Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ, to Join Astronaut Hall of Fame

Two NASA astronauts, both with one-of-a-kind career credits, will be honored on May 19 when they are inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 17:00 UTC. Honorees will include Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ — the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #942

This Week in Amateur Radio #942 Week of March 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR942 Running Time: 1:06:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #942 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 18, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

Orlando HamCation a Hit, Posts New Attendance Record

When Orlando HamCation® hosted the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention February 10-12, it posted a new attendance record. As a result of its growing popularity, the Orlando show may now be the third largest ham radio gathering in the world — behind the JARL Tokyo Ham Fair, with an estimated 37,000 attendees in 2016, and Hamvention®, […]

QCWA Invites ARRL Members, Family, and Friends to 70th Anniversary Charity Cruise

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Board of Directors has announced a 70th anniversary charity cruise this fall. The 11-day cruise, aboard the MS Koningsdam, will set sail on October 18 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with ports of call in Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, the US Virgin Islands, and the […]

via the ARRL: ARES Activates as Florida Girds for Hurricane Matthew

The entire State of Florida now is under an Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Level 1 — or full — activation as Hurricane Matthew heads for landfall in the US. The deadly storm already has caused 16 deaths, most of them in Haiti, as it moved northward through the Caribbean. Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator […]

via the ARRL: Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew Response

These Amateur Radio frequencies are known to be in use or are available for use during the response to Hurricane Matthew. Please avoid interfering with these frequencies, and do not check into any emergency nets unless you genuinely have something of importance to contribute. Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz International SATERN Net: […]

via the ARRL: Florida Coastal ARES Groups at Local Activation Level, Statewide Declaration Pending

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups in counties along Florida’s east coast are now at a Level 2 (local) activation for Hurricane Matthew. A Level 1 (statewide) declaration is expected by Thursday, October 6, according to Northern Florida Section Manager Steve Szabo WB4OMM. He said The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) will be activated on […]

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