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California Fire Situation Improves

ARRL News - 4 hours 1 min ago

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 and a few more years as a volunteer, said the sound of the wild...

Focus on Emergency Communication at Pacificon 2017

ARRL News - 10 hours 11 sec ago

Emergency communication will be a prominent part of the program at Pacificon 2017, the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, October 20-22 in San Ramon, California, sponsored by the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.

National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, will speak on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday session will cover “SATERN and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications in the 21st Century,” whi...

“Force of 50” Volunteers’ Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Mission Ends

ARRL News - 11 hours 18 min ago

The 22 “Force of 50” radio amateurs who deployed to Puerto Rico earlier this month as American Red Cross volunteers have ended their mission and will be back on the US mainland by week’s end. They had been in Puerto Rico for about 3 weeks.

“The Force of 50 volunteers demonstrated an extraordinary range of skills possessed by this accomplished team,” said ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. “There wa...

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 82 years old black/male wearing black hoodie, green shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, blk hat. Www.dcjs.ny.gov

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:06
At the request of the Nassau County Police Department Detective Bureau, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of JAMES BROWN; age 82; from HEMPSTEAD, NY at 2:30 pm on October 17, 2017.

David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, Confirmed as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

ARRL News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:51

The US Senate today confirmed ARRL member David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, of Burke, Virginia, as the next Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Trachtenberg, 60, is the president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting LLC, a national security consultancy. He is National Planning Coordinator and Northeast Division Director for USAF MARS, and is active in the Pentagon Amateur Radio Club (P...

New Ham Bands Spring to Life; Veteran LF Experimenter Denied Amateur Access to 2200 Meters

ARRL News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:10

Amateur Radio’s two newest bands came to life on Friday the 13th. Both 630 meters (472-479 kHz) and 2200 meters (135.7-137.8 kHz) bands now are available to radio amateurs who have notified the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) of their intention to operate and did not hear anything back during the ensuing 30 days.

“Many of us filed notices with the Utilities Technology Council on September 15,...

NCDXF Announces Major Support for Baker Island DXpedition

ARRL News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:00

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has announced a major contribution to the Baker Island DXpedition planned for June 2018 by the Dateline DX Association. Baker-Howland is #4 on the Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted list, and likely will move up by one place after the Bouvet DXpedition next year. In 2016, NCDXF invested $156,000 to support DXpeditions activating five of the ten most-needed...

(CONTINUATION) Frost Advisory issued October 17 at 6:09AM EDT until October 17 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:09
...Frost Conditions across Interior portions of the Tri-StateEarly this morning......Frost Conditions likely across Interior portions of the Tri-State once again Tonight......FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...* Temperatures...Lower to mid 30s.* Timing...Early this Morning.* Impacts...Sensitive plants may be killed by frost.* Outlook...Frost conditions likely once again late tonight.

(CONTINUATION) Frost Advisory issued October 17 at 3:16AM EDT until October 17 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:16
...Frost Conditions across Interior portions of the Tri-StateEarly this morning......Frost Conditions possible across Interior portions of the Tri-State once again Tonight......FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...* Temperatures...Lower to Mid 30s.* Timing...Early this Morning.* Impacts...Sensitive plants may be killed by frost.* Outlook...Frost conditions possible once again late tonight.

(CONTINUATION) Frost Advisory issued October 16 at 2:55PM EDT until October 17 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:00
...Frost Conditions across Interior portions of the Tri-StateEarly Tuesday morning......FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDTTUESDAY...* Temperatures...In the middle 30s.* Timing...Late Tonight into early Tuesday Morning.* Impacts...Sensitive plants may be killed by frost.

Frost Advisory issued October 16 at 3:41AM EDT until October 17 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:00
...Frost Conditions across Interior portions of the Tri-StateTonight......FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY...The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a FrostAdvisory, which is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Tuesday.* Temperatures...In the lower to mid 30s.* Timing...Late Tonight into early Tuesday Morning.* Impacts...Sensitive plants may be killed by frost.

Caribbean Telecommunications Union Head Calls for “New Generation” of Hams

ARRL News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:23

In remarks made on International Disaster Reduction Day, Friday, October 13, Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Secretary-General Bernadette Lewis described Amateur Radio as a “bedrock of sustained communications” during emergencies, and strongly suggested cultivating a new and younger generation of radio amateurs to carry this role forward. She spoke as part of a panel on emergency telec...

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for ROCCO PESOLA on October 16, 2017 at 12:04 am has been cancelled.

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:42
The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department 6th Precinct for ROCCO PESOLA is now cancelled as of 03:42 pm on October 16, 2017.

Volunteer Shelter Duty Slots in Northern California Filled on the Fly “via RF”

ARRL News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:25

The North Bay Amateur Radio Association’s (NBARA) Gary Gross, KE6QR, recruited Amateur Radio volunteers on October 13 to support the shelters housing those evacuating because of the Napa Valley Fires. Gross, an ARRL Official Relay Station (ORS) in the East Bay Section, said the specific need was for back-up communication between the Crossroad Shelter in Napa, the Napa Community College Shelter,...

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 89 years old white/male. Look for Green 2015 NISSAN ROGUE NY REG: BVY6910

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:17
At the request of the Suffolk County Police Department 6th Precinct, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of ROCCO PESOLA; age 89; from STONY BROOK, NY at 12:04 am on October 16, 2017.

UTC Approvals to Use 630- and/or 2,200-Meter Bands Arriving via E-Mail

ARRL News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:09

E-mails have gone out to an undetermined number of US radio amateurs from the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), approving the stations’ intention to use 630 meters (472-479 kHz) and/or 2,200 meters (135.7-137.8 kHz).

“UTC has determined that your proposed Amateur Radio station would not operate within a horizontal distance of one kilometer from a transmission line that conducts a power line ca...

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for ROBERT BIRMINGHAM on October 14, 2017 at 05:35 pm has been cancelled.

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:53
The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the NYSP Montgomery for ROBERT BIRMINGHAM is now cancelled as of 10:53 am on October 15, 2017.

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for - Robert Birmingham, 75 year old male; LOOK FOR Gold 2003 Toyota Highlander NY REG: CRG8287

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 02:05
Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for - Robert Birmingham, 75 year old male; LOOK FOR Gold 2003 Toyota Highlander NY REG: CRG8287

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 75 years old white/male. Look for Gold 2003 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER NY Reg: CRG8287

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 17:45
At the request of the NYSP Montgomery, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of ROBERT BIRMINGHAM; age 75; from HAMPTONBURGH, NY at 05:35 pm on October 14, 2017.

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