Tag: the US Virgin Islands

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #971

This Week in Amateur Radio #971 Week of October 7, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR971 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. October 07, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ,Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Volunteers in Puerto Rico Install Repeater, Work with Hospitals and Reunification

The Amateur Radio volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico continue to provide assistance in a number of areas. Amateur Radio resources have been reallocated around the island to better meet communications needs. Volunteer Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, and a FEMA team member were tasked with calling 68 hospitals and medical facilities. They asked a series […]

via the ARRL: FCC Grants Temporary Waiver to Permit Higher Symbol Rate Data Transmissions

The FCC has granted an ARRL request to waive current Amateur Radio rules to permit data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently permitted, in order to facilitate hurricane relief communications between the continental US and Puerto Rico. The temporary waiver is limited to Amateur Radio operators in Puerto Rico using PACTOR 3 and […]

via the ARRL: Salvation Army Seeks Amateur Radio Operators for Possible Caribbean Deployment

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) has been asked to recruit SATERN Amateur Radio operators for potential deployment to TSA’s Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Division. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, emphasizes that this is a recruitment request to be on standby only. “This will not be an easy deployment so operators […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Aiding Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands both suffered substantial damage from Hurricane Maria, although Puerto Rico took the bigger hit, and it is there that Amateur Radio has begun to fill a huge telecommunications gap. According to the FCC, service is out for 96% of the cellular telephone sites in Puerto Rico — and […]

CNN: Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico one transmission at a time

The phone call from the Red Cross came in late Friday night, just as the full scale of Hurricane Maria’s calamity began taking shape. “We need 50 of your best radio operators to go down to Puerto Rico.” In the days after the worst storm in three generations hit the American island — and for […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

QCWA Invites ARRL Members, Family, and Friends to 70th Anniversary Charity Cruise

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Board of Directors has announced a 70th anniversary charity cruise this fall. The 11-day cruise, aboard the MS Koningsdam, will set sail on October 18 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with ports of call in Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, the US Virgin Islands, and the […]

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