Tag: Puerto Rico

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP Hurricane Net, WX4NHC Stand Down from Maria Activations

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) stood down on September 20 after 60 hours of activation for Hurricane Maria as did the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center. The International Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) SSB Net will be in extended monitoring mode through Friday. “The latest storm track is […]

via the ARRL: W1AW Suspending Transmissions This Evening, Will Pass Health-and-Welfare Traffic from Puerto Rico

As part of the ongoing communications efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW has suspended its regular bulletin and code practice transmissions for the evening of Friday, September 22, to assist in handling outbound health-and-welfare traffic from Puerto Rico. Radio amateurs are reminded to keep the SATERN frequency of […]

via the ARRL: Caribbean Emergency Weather Network Handling High Volume of Post-Storm Traffic

The Caribbean Emergency Weather Network (CEWN) on 7.188 and 3.815 MHz continues actively handling emergency and priority traffic in the wake of Hurricane Maria — especially for Dominica and Puerto Rico but for any storm-affected area in the Caribbean where storm damage was severe. A YouTube live stream is available, compliments of ARRL Santa Barbara […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Now Watching Three Atlantic Basin Hurricanes

The already-busy Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) now is watching three hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin — Category 5 Irma; Category 1 José, following behind Irma, and Category 1 Katia in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the first time in more than 5 years that three storms have been active at the same time in the […]

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.)

On Nov. 16, 1974, a few hundred astronomers, government officials and other dignitaries gathered in the tropical forests of Puerto Rico’s northwest interior, a four-hour drive from San Juan. The occasion was a rechristening of the Arecibo Observatory, at the time the largest radio telescope in the world. The mammoth structure — an immense concrete-and-aluminum […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #948

This Week in Amateur Radio #948 Week of April 29, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR948 Running Time: 1:07:53 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #948 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 29, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don […]

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise

As they have done in past years, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico took part in the Caribe Wave tsunami exercise on March 21. Tsunami Preparedness Week was March 19-25 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Caribe Wave is the annual tsunami exercise of the UNESCO Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #941

This Week in Amateur Radio #941 Week of March 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR941 Running Time: 1:43:41 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #941 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 11, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, […]

Puerto Rico Section, American Red Cross PR Chapter, Ink Memorandum of Understanding

The ARRL Puerto Rico Section and the American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer assistance and emergency communication support, should Red Cross communication systems fail or are disrupted. The MoU signing took place on March 3 at the Red Cross offices in San Juan. Red Cross Regional […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #917

Week of September 24, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download the program here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR917HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: • Momentum for Senate to pass Amateur Radio Parity Act gaining • AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL • 630m distance record set […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers on Call during Major Puerto Rico Power Outage

Amateur Radio volunteers went on alert following an afternoon explosion on September 21 at the Aguirre Central Power Generator in Salinas that left some 1.5 million residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico without power. ARRL Public Information Coordinator Angel Santana, WP3GW, said that as Wednesday evening wore on, the most sought-after item was ice, […]

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