Tag: Jamaica

Some Amateur Radio Preparations Under Way for Hurricane Irma

Amateur Radio emergency communication interests in the Caribbean are getting ready to respond as Hurricane Irma threatens the region. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that it’s already begun preparations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. On its current forecast track, Irma also could impact the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the British Virgin […]

via the RSGB: Jamaica gets 5MHz

Hot on the heels of now being Morse code-free, Jamaica also has access to 5MHz. In a recent update to their National Frequency Allocation Table published by the regulator, the WRC-15 60m Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz has been granted under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which in the case of Jamaica means a maximum […]

Jamaica removes Morse requirement

AMATEUR radio operators and technicians will no longer be required to be proficient in Morse code, as a result of changes to the regulations for the two pieces of legislation which govern radio and telegraph control services. Director of Legal Affairs at the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) Ida-Gaye Warburton explained to the Regulations Committee of […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Now Active as Hurricane Matthew Targets Jamaica, Haiti, Eastern Cuba

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been active since 1400 UTC on October 2, as Hurricane Matthew β€” a dangerous Category 4 storm β€” threatens Jamaica, Haiti, and eastern Cuba. The storm could affect the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and possibly the Eastern US Seaboard. As of 2100 UTC, Matthew was some 320 miles […]

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