December 11, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Hurricane Irma

Via the ARRL: Family Comes First during Hurricane Preparation for Home and Station

The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30, and two named storms have already shown up, although neither threatened the US. There’s still time to consider making sure you, your family, and your ham station are prepared. Remember, your family’s safety comes first.

Your first stop should be a visit to the National Weather Service (NWS) page for personal and family hurricane season preparedness. Next, prepare your amateur radio station and equipment for possible service and/or deployment. For example, be sure to have multiple sources of back-up power, such as batteries and generators, and test them both to make sure they’ll do the job, if needed. Never test or run a generator indoors or in an enclosed area where anyone may be nearby.

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