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Clear Frequencies Requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic

ARRL News - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 16:28

Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to Category 5 Hurricane Iota, just off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, are requesting clear frequencies.

Radio amateurs not involved in the emergency response are asked to avoid (± 5KHz) the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and WX4NHC (National Hurricane Center) frequencies of 14.325 and 7.268 MHz, as well as a Honduran emergency net operation on ...

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Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Hurricane Iota

ARRL News - Sun, 11/15/2020 - 13:42

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will activate on Monday, November 16, at 1300 UTC, for Hurricane Iota, now a strong Category 1 storm. The HWN will begin operation on 14.325 MHz, remaining there for as long as propagation holds, then moving to 7.268 MHz.

Iota is expected to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the eastern coast of Central America, where it’s expected to bring poten...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:26
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Red Cross Fall Emergency Communication Drill Set for November 14

ARRL News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 16:02

The fall 2020 nationwide Red Cross Emergency Communication Drill will take place on Saturday, November 14, in conjunction with ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) groups. The focus of the exercise is sending messages from local sites to a group of divisional clearing houses to simulate and demonstrate amateur radio’s capability to relay information in emergencies and disasters. The dri...

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Low-Band Titan John Devoldere, ON4UN, SK

ARRL News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 09:51

A giant in the field of low-band DXing and contesting, John Devoldere, ON4UN/AA4OI, of Merelbeke, Belgium, died on November 9. An ARRL Life member, he was 79 and had been in failing health. In addition to his enthusiasm for operating, Devoldere may be best known as the author of the popular book ON4UN’s Low-Band DXing, published by ARRL, as well as other books, including Ethics and Operating Pr...

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American Legion’s K9TAL and Others Marking Veterans Day with Special Events

ARRL News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:40

The American Legion national headquarters station K9TAL and several other American Legion Radio Club (TALARC) stations around the country will be on the air with special event call sign N9V for the Legion’s annual Veterans Day. N9V will operate on Wednesday, November 11, 1800 UTC to 2400 UTC. A certificate is available to all who contact one of the N9V stations.

N9V will be operating on 40 meter...

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