Tag: Matthew

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 […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Ramps Up to “Catastrophic Response Mode” for Matthew

Active for the past 2 days in response to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) now has ramped up to Alert Level 5 — “Catastrophic Response Mode.” Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in western Haiti at 1100 UTC. The HWN focuses on eliciting real-time “ground truth” weather information and […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs in Cuba Stand Ready for Hurricane Matthew

With the Meteorological Institute of Cuba forecasting that Hurricane Matthew will affect eastern Cuba on Monday and Tuesday, all Amateur Radio emergency operators in the affected Cuban provinces are ready to activate. The category 4 storm, forecasters describe as “dangerous,” already is affecting Haiti and Jamaica, and hurricane warnings have been issued for the Turks […]

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 — a dangerous Category 4 storm — 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 […]

PODCAST – This Week in Amateur Radio #918

This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Download here: http://bit.ly/2dtLEqo Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew’s Progress FCC’s Bill Cross, W3TN retiring Amateur Radio Volunteers on Call during Major Puerto Rico Power Outage ARRL Acting as Catalyst […]

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