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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2025 August 19, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline - Fri 08-19 7:05am



Search is On for GPS Buoys Intruding on 10 Meters

ARRL Headlines - Thu 08-18 7:57pm

Radio amateurs in Portugal have intensified the search for GPS buoys that are illegally operating and intruding on 10 meters. A recent International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS-R1) report indicated that one such buoy was operating 24/7 on 28.100 MHz, using F1B mode (RTTY), 51 baud, 270 Hz shift. IARUMS-R1 also has posted a lengthy and growing list of intruding driftne...

Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

FEMA News - Thu 08-18 5:31pm

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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California RACES and CERT Volunteers Team Up to Assist Seniors during Blackout

ARRL Headlines - Thu 08-18 4:37pm

When the power went out on June 4 at both the Huntington Gardens and Five Points senior residences in Huntington Beach, California, Huntington Beach RACES (HBRACES) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers promptly activated to help. Each residential structure stands 14 stories tall. At Huntington Gardens, a generator supplied power to the hallways and elevators, but not to indiv...

Muddy Outlook Exists for Connecticut Special Event

ARRL Headlines - Thu 08-18 4:06pm

Things could get down and dirty as Connecticut’s Middlesex Amateur Radio Society mounts a special event at the 30th annual Mud Volleyball event, a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. The W1EDH/1 special event will get under way from Middletown, Connecticut (FN31qm), on Friday, August 19, at 1600 UTC and continue through the Saturday, August 20, tournament.

Anticipated operatio...

West Virginians: There's still time to register for help. Do it now!

FEMA News - Thu 08-18 2:31pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you were affected by the severe storms, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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FEMA Teaming with Amateur Radio Clubs to Present Preparedness Information

ARRL Headlines - Wed 08-17 9:23pm

September is National Preparedness Month. As part of its focus on community education and preparation, FEMAoffers a “Family Emergency Communications Plan” to help families work out their communication strategies in the event of an emergency. ARRL is partnering with FEMA to offer this material to interested Amateur Radio clubs that are willing to present it in their localities during National Pr...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Needed in Louisiana

ARRL Headlines - Wed 08-17 4:09pm

The Red Cross continues to request Amateur Radio volunteers to support communication at shelters housing evacuees from flooding of historic proportions in Louisiana. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in Louisiana has activated, and Section Emergency Coordinator Adam Tamplain, KD5LEH, has put out a call for additional volunteers, reaching out to neighboring states. The federal governmen...

Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas Marks Centennial with Special Event

ARRL Headlines - Wed 08-17 3:58pm

The Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas (ARCUA) will mark its 100th anniversary with a special event on Saturday, August 27, from W5YM at the home of the Razorbacks. Operation from W5YM will begin at 1500 and continue until 2200 UTC, with a focus on 80, 40, and 20 meters. A commemorative QSL card will be available.

To kick off the year-long celebration in January, the club donated a...

Kanawha and Nicholas counties Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

FEMA News - Wed 08-17 2:45pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Charleston (Kanawha County), and 6 White Street in Richwood (Nicholas County) will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

As a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call. The deadline to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

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For Houston Family, Deep Faith—and Help From FEMA Partners—Drives Recovery from Storms

FEMA News - Wed 08-17 2:29pm

HOUSTON—Floodwaters drove Carol Lowrey, her son David and family friend Wanda Simons to seek refuge in a hotel after the April floods inundated their neighborhood. For 22 days, they shared a hotel room while the two women worked at restoring order to the chaos of their lives.

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Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Texas Communities

FEMA News - Wed 08-17 2:06pm

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal officials today estimated more than $44.8 million in disaster assistance will help local governments rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the severe storms, April 17 – 30.
That funding is in addition to nearly $60.5 million in federal disaster assistance to date for the April storms that has helped individuals and families with housing assistance, repairs and replacing essential possessions.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County, California

FEMA News - Wed 08-17 12:43pm

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Blue Cut Fire burning in San Bernardino County, Calif.

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West Virginia survivors get two-week extension for FEMA registrations

FEMA News - Wed 08-17 9:12am
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended 14 days to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of West Virginia Gov. Language English

Come One, Come All — August 21 is ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY!

ARRL Headlines - Tue 08-16 9:42pm

The ARRL Rookie Roundup is back, with the RTTY event set for Sunday, August 21, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC. The Rookie Roundup is aimed at helping recently licensed amateurs to build their operating skills on HF. Specifically for those new to Amateur Radio, the Rookie Roundup brings the fun and Elmering of the old Novice Roundup into the 21st century.

A Rookie is anyone first licensed in the curr...

AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium Videos are Available

ARRL Headlines - Tue 08-16 9:06pm

Thanks to the efforts of British Amateur Television Club (BATC) and AMSAT-UK volunteers, videos of presentations at the 2016 International Space Colloquium July 29-31 in Guildford, England, are now available on YouTube.

AMSAT-UK members operated a satellite ground station during the event, using the call sign G0AUK. Contacts were made via SO-50, AO-85, and FO-29 satellites.

The 2016 Colloquium pr...

More Louisiana Survivors Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

FEMA News - Tue 08-16 8:21pm

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 20 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Point Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana have joined East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa as parishes eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Anyone in Louisiana with damage from the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11 may register two ways:

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Angleton (Brazoria County)

FEMA News - Tue 08-16 3:05pm

AUSTIN, Texas—A U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center will open in Angleton 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

Location:       Brazoria County East Annex

                        Elections Department

                        1524 East Mulberry St. (State Hwy. 35)

                        Angleton, TX 77515

Hours:            9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

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