Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Communication is key to surviving a disaster (Colorado)

There’s always plenty of Monday-morning-quarterbacking after major disasters, criticizing the way it was handled is easy when everything is in full view after the fact, and there will always be the “what ifs.” But disasters are inherently unpredictable — they wouldn’t be “disasters” if they weren’t. Nonetheless, there are precautionary measures that go a long […]

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, […]

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, […]

OnStar Assisting With Hurricane Harvey Emergency Communications

Disasters like Hurricane Harvey push communication systems to their limits and often beyond. Between exceptionally high demand and issues like damaged cell towers and flooded landlines, people in trouble may not be able to contact the emergency services they desperately need. While amateur radio operators are hard at work supplementing the crippled networks, another, unexpected […]

via the ARRL: Interview: ARRL Public Information Officer Describes the Situation in Harris County, Texas

In an August 29 interview with Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, news-talk radio station WGMD, ARRL South Texas Section Public Information Officer Mike Urich, KA5CVH, described the situation in Harris County, Texas, as the flood emergency continues there. Urich also took time to explain how the public service that Amateur Radio is able to provide during emergencies […]

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, […]

via the ARRL: Heavy Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey Could Extend for Days, Catastrophic Flooding Forecast

Although Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane and is weakening, forecasters are predicting that rainfall generated by the storm system could continue for several more days. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reported that the storm made landfall on Saturday at around 0300 UTC between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, with maximum […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Suspends Operations for Hurricane Harvey

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) suspended operations for Hurricane Harvey at 1830 UTC after 51.5 continuous hours of activation. “As always, our sincere thanks to everyone who use 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz for various nets and rag-chews to allow us use of the frequency,” said HWN Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. “Having a clear […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Preparations Continue for Category 4 Hurricane Harvey; Flooding Most Significant Fear

As now-Category 4 Hurricane Harvey bears down on his state, ARRL South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, reports that all 97 South Texas counties are on alert, with many preparing to assist coastal areas as needed. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) remains active in “Catastrophic Response Mode” on both 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. […]

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: Southern Territory SATERN Net to Activate on Saturday, August 26, for Hurricane Harvey

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) Southern Territory Net will activate on Saturday, August 26, 1400 UTC, and continue until Sunday, August 26 at 0100 UTC (9 AM until 8 PM Central Time) on its regular frequency of 7.262 MHz. “The net will be monitored by SATERN stations from around the Southern Territory […]

via the ARRL: Harvey Gains Hurricane Strength, Hurricane Watch and VoIP WX Nets Activate

Once downgraded to a tropical depression, Harvey has regained strength in the Gulf of Mexico and been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated at 1500 UTC on 14.325 MHz, and planned remain there until 0100 UTC. The HWN will activate on its nighttime frequency of 7.268 MHz at 0000 […]

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