Tag: preparedness

via the ARRL: Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness

September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island commonwealth as part of […]

via the ARRL: Hams on Dominica Conduct “Preparedness” Field Day in Advance of Hurricane Season

Members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Incorporated (DARCI) held a second field-day-style emergency preparedness, awareness, and recruiting exercise on April 21. Radio amateurs on the Caribbean island are continuing the process of taking on a larger role in emergency preparedness and response for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. Dominica suffered severe […]

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 […]

via HACKADAY: A Ham Radio Go-Box Packed with Functionality

“When all else fails, there’s ham radio.” With Hurricane Harvey just wrapping up, and Irma queued up to clobber Florida this weekend, hams are gearing up to pitch in with disaster communications for areas that won’t have any communications infrastructure left. And the perfect thing for the ham on the go is this ham shack […]

Ham radio groups work behind the scenes of floods, crashes and emergencies to help community (Utah)

With the advent of cellphones and all things tech, one might wonder if there is still a need for amateur radio operators. Any local radio operator will readily tell you there is — or as Orem operator Keith McQueen explains, “We’re a backup communication resource when everything else goes to pot.” Amateur radio, also dubbed […]

via the ARRL: ARRL CEO, Emergency Preparedness Manager Visit FEMA

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, recently visited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further explore areas of cooperation and partnership, in line with the Memorandum of Agreement that ARRL and FEMA signed in 2014. During the June 29 visit, Gallagher and Corey met with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, […]

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