Tag: weather

via HACKADAY: Old Rabbit Ears Optimized for Weather Satellite Downlink

Communicating with a satellite seems like something that should take a lot of equipment. A fancy antenna and racks full of receivers, filters, and amplifiers would seem to be the entry-level suite of gear. But listening to a weather satellite with an old pair of rabbit ears and an SDR dongle? That’s a thing too. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #933

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #933 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 14, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Wayne Nelms, N3LMS, Wayne Rogers, W4WLR, and George Bowen ,W2XBS. Download here: http://bit.ly/2jJKera Trending stories in this weeks newscast: 1. Apparent Pirate […]

FCC Approves New Emergency Alert System “Event Codes” for 2017 Hurricane Season

The FCC has added three new “event codes” to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for the 2017 hurricane season. The new rules apply to EAS and NOAA Weather Radio (NWR). Two of the EAS codes correspond to a potential Storm Surge Watch/Warning. The National Weather Service (NWS) is still developing and seeking comments on a […]

via the ARRL: Philippines Ham Emergency Radio Operations Network Bracing for Effects of Super Typhoon

According to information received from International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3), the Philippine Amateur Radio Association’s Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) network activated on July 7 at 2145 UTC, as fears arose that super typhoon Nepartak could amplify the effects of the southwest monsoon. Heavy rains in some areas caused schools to preemptively cancel […]

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