Emergency

Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty


Oregon ARES Drill Scenario to Simulate Double Virus and Hypothetical Terrorist Attack

11/08/2018 On November 8 in Oregon, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) emergency preparedness drill known as the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will use an exercise scenario focusing on viruses — biological and computer —…


Mexico’s IARU Member-Society Requests Clear Frequencies for Hurricane Nets

10/23/2018 The Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), Mexico’s IARU member-society, is asking radio amateurs to avoid 7.060, 7.130, and 14.120 MHz, where Category 4 Hurricane Willa emergency nets are operating (in Spanish). As of 1200…


Northern Florida ARES Teams Handle Hurricane Duty

10/12/2018 Over the past week, Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) teams in the ARRL Northern Florida Section went on alert and some activated to support emergency communication before and during Hurricane Michael. Miller Norton, W4EMN,…


Amateur Radio Assets Active as Category 4 Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

10/10/2018 An array of Amateur Radio public service assets is active as Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach on the Florida Panhandle today, boasting devastating 155 MPH winds. The storm is believed to be…


ARRL Headquarters on Alert for Hurricane Michael

10/09/2018 The ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team is in monitoring status as Hurricane Michael heads for landfall this week on the Gulf Coast. As of 1200 UTC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane…


Hurricane Watch Net Announces Plans as Hurricane Michael

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced tentative plans to activate on October 9 at 2100 UTC on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as now-Hurricane Michael is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane later today. It…


Amateur Radio Volunteers in Indonesia Link Earthquake Zone with Outside World

10/01/2018 Following a devastating 7.7-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on September 28, members of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society ORARI and other volunteers have been providing emergency communication for community and government interests….


Handheld Radio Saves Adrift Indonesian In Pacific

Aldi Novel Adilang’s handheld transceiver was key to his rescue on the high seas. Illustration: “Adilang Rescued by Arpeggio” mashup by B. Crystal, 2018, entered into public domain Creative Commons CC0 Adilang was adrift for…


Emergency Preparedness Takes Center Stage for 2018 Simulated Emergency Test

09/28/2018 The 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is just ahead. The primary ARRL-sponsored national emergency exercise is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers, as well as…


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