Tag: Hurricane

via the ARRL: Software Defined Radio (SDR) Pioneer Vanu Gopal Bose is Dead at 52

Software Defined Radio (SDR) pioneer Vanu Gopal Bose died on November 11 after suffering a sudden pulmonary embolism. He was 52. Bose was the son of Bose Corp founder Amar G. Bose, who died 4 years ago at 83. Vanu Bose in 1998 founded Vanu Inc., which pioneered the commercialization of software defined radio and […]

845 Life: Newburgh teen is a real pro with amateur radio (New York)

When all communication fails, there are always amateur radio operators to step in. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms can cause flooding and disable systems: But they don’t affect amateur radio. “After Hurricane Sandy, our system was activated to help communicate emergencies throughout the region,” says Sean Flynn, 17, of the Town of Newburgh. […]

via the ARRL: NCDXF Announces Grant to Ham Aid

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has contributed $2,500 to the ARRL Ham Aid Fund. Ham Aid was created in 2005 in response to the need for equipment and resources to support the Amateur Radio response to hurricanes in the US and Caribbean. ARRL has supplied Ham Aid kits for the hurricane emergency response efforts in […]

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 […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Preparations Ramp Up as Irma Strengthens to Category 5

Hurricane Irma, making its way through the Caribbean with the possibility of affecting South Florida by week’s end, has, in the words of the National Hurricane Center (NHC), become “an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane.” The NHC urged that hurricane preparations be rushed to completion in areas now under hurricane warnings. As of 1800 UTC, […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Hurricane Irma

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate for the now-Category 4 Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, September 5, at 1800 UTC on 14.325 MHz. The net will remain in continuous operation until further notice, continuing on 20 meters for as long as propagation allows, then switching to 40 meters, 7.268 MHz. If propagation […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #957

This Week in Amateur Radio #957 Week of July 1, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR957 Running Time: 1:09:46   Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #957 with a release and air date of, July 01, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #956

This Week in Amateur Radio #956 Week of June 24, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR956 Running Time: 1:10:16 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #956 with a release and air date of Field Day Weekend, June 24, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Andre Wald, […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #952

This Week in Amateur Radio #952 Week of May 27, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR952 Running Time: 1:09:50 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 27, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, […]

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