Tag: Hurricane

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio # 925/926

Edition # 925/926 – Release date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #925/926 with a release and air date of Saturday, November 26, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored […]

Hurricane Watch Net Monitoring Progress of Tropical Storm Otto

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Otto. “While November Hurricanes do occur, those that make landfall are rare,” said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. “Over the past few days, the National Hurricane Center has been expecting a tropical system to form in the southwestern Caribbean. Early this morning, […]

FCC Approves New Emergency Alert System “Event Codes” for 2017 Hurricane Season

The FCC has added three new “event codes” to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for the 2017 hurricane season. The new rules apply to EAS and NOAA Weather Radio (NWR). Two of the EAS codes correspond to a potential Storm Surge Watch/Warning. The National Weather Service (NWS) is still developing and seeking comments on a […]

via the ARRL: Philippine Hams Team Up to Confront Back-to-Back Typhoons

Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) network volunteers were ready for Super Typohoon Haima, which struck the northeastern Philippines on October 19 with winds peaking prior to landfall at more than 180 MPH — a category 5 storm. Roberto Vicencio, DU1VHY, reported that HERO had already activated its net on 7.110 […]

FCC Deactivates Emergency Reporting System In Most NC/SC Counties

The FCC has deactivated its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in all but North Carolina and Horry County, S.C. On Oct.7, the FCC activated DIRS for Hurricane Matthew-related information. DIRS is a web-based system via which broadcasters, cable operators and others can report the status of their communications capabilities and “situational awareness.”   Read more: http://bit.ly/2e8BfRq

Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down Following Record Activation for Hurricane Matthew

After the longest activation in its history, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) secured operations for Hurricane Matthew on October 9 at 0400 UTC. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, reports the net was in continuous operation for 6 days, 7 hours, gathering real-time ground-truth weather data and passing it along to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #920

This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download podcast here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR920HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Pacific Seafarers net assists with rescue of sailors Hurricane Matthew overview of amateur radio involvement ARRL says rules are restricting growth of amateur technology OZ1AA back home in Denmark after […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down Following Record Activation for Hurricane Matthew

After the longest activation in its history, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) secured operations for Hurricane Matthew on October 9 at 0400 UTC. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, reports the net was in continuous operation for 6 days, 7 hours, gathering real-time ground-truth weather data and passing it along to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #919

This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Hurricane Matthew tearing along east coast of US, ham radio assisting with communications California passes new laws to combat distracted driving, including ham radio ARRL to be well-represented at IARU Region 2 conference Cops […]

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 […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Florida State Convention/Melbourne Hamfest Postponed

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Florida State Convention — held in conjunction with the 51st Melbourne Hamfest — has been postponed from this weekend to Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. “Stay safe, make your preparations, and should you need assistance, just let us know,” said ARRL Southern Florida Section Manager Jeff […]

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