Tag: wildfires

via the ARRL: Thomas Fire Response Also Demonstrates Amateur Radio’s Social Media Value

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) members kept a close watch on the Thomas Fire after it broke out in early December. Using a variety of the club’s analog and digital Amateur Radio assets, radio operators were able to observe fire-fighting efforts first hand and pass along immediate information, often before it was reported by […]

Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. […]

Representing Nevada County Amateur Radio Services and with the approval of the county Office of Emergency Services, Jason Eaton (KJ6HNP) and Cal McKitrick (AI6MC) responded to the Red Cross request for assistance at the First Baptist Church shelter set up to assist area fire evacuees. The amateur radio operators assignment was from 8 p.m. to […]

via the ARRL: California Fire Situation Improves

San Francisco Section District Emergency Coordinator Len Gwinn, WA6KLK, in the Redwood Valley told ARRL this week that Amateur Radio volunteers in Mendocino and Lake counties have stood down, and things are “kind of back to normal, in that no emergency stations are being operated.” Gwinn, who spent more than 3 decades with Cal Fire […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #973

This Week in Amateur Radio #973 Week of October 21, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR973 Here is a summary of the news trending on this weeks program. October 21, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. *** SPECIAL EXPANDED EDITION ** Produced and edited […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #972

This Week in Amateur Radio #972 Week of October 14, 2017   DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR972 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. October 14, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio Bridging the Gap in Wildfire-Stricken California

More than a dozen wildfires in Northern California have damaged or destroyed cellular telephone and Internet infrastructure in some areas, and Amateur Radio has helped to fill the communication gap. Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman told news media on October 10 that damage to cell towers and fiber optic telephone phone and computer lines had left officials […]

Amateur Radio Volunteers in British Columbia Reported Assisting Relief Agencies

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) reports that it’s monitoring the wildfire situation in British Columbia. RAC reports that acting British Columbia/Yukon Section Manager Bill Gipps, VE7XS, has advised that Amateur Radio Emergency Service teams have not yet been called out, and that the wildfire situation “has not become a communications event.” A state of emergency […]

ARRL: Dog Head Fire Largely Contained, ARES Teams Expected to Stand Down in a Few Days

With New Mexico’s Dog Head Fire nearly two-thirds contained, all evacuation orders and advisories for Bernalillo and Torrance counties lifted, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) activation for the fire emergency is drawing to a close. Evacuees now are being allowed to re-enter the affected area in small groups with law enforcement oversight. ARRL New […]

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