[UPDATED: 2017-09-05 @ 1200 UTC] The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate for the now-Category 4 Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, September 5, at 1800 UTC on 14.325 MHz. The net will remain in continuous operation until further notice, continuing on 20 meters for as long as propagation allows, then switching to 40 meters, 7.268 MHz. If propagation dictates, the HWN will operate on both 20 and 40 meters at the same time
More at: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/hurricane-watch-net-to-activate-for-hurricane-irma
This week on Ham Talk Live!, WWV Chief Engineer Matt Deutch, N0RGT joins [them] to tell [them] about some of the latest changes happening at WWV! So if you have the time, listen in about the station that's all time... all the time! That's at 9 PM Eastern time on Thursday night August 24th at hamtalklive.com.
Details at: http://www.eham.net/articles/39915
ARRL is now on the Snapchat social media platform as ARRLHQ. Only used on mobile devices (iOS and Android), Snapchat is a way to share photos, videos, or a combination — called “snaps” — which can remain for viewing on your personal "story" for 24 hours.
Information on how to get started on Snapchat is on the their website, along with additional details. Once you sign up, make sure to follow ARRLHQ.
ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse.
“Concern has been expressed by public safety, emergency management, and others that the large number of people — over 7.5 million nationwide — flowing into the relatively narrow path of totality may overload and disrupt the normal communication infrastructure in some local areas,” SATERN said in its August 17 newsletter.
See the full stroy at: http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-communication-resources-to-be-available-during-eclipse-day
Based on feedback I’ve received, it seems to me that some members still don’t fully understand certain features of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) and what it is meant to do. To make things clearer, we have developed an FAQ in the format of questions and answers. Please take a few minutes and read the FAQ to learn more about the ARPA.
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
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