TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK 800 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 20

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gaston, located about 600 miles east of Bermuda, on Tropical Depression Eight, located […]

Hurricane Watch Net on “Standby Alert” for Unnamed Potential Tropical Storm

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will go on “Standby Alert” in the event that a strong tropical system bearing the designation “Invest 99L” becomes a named storm over the next couple of days. The system, which already has been generating gale force winds near the Virgin Islands, is moving west-northwest at 15 to 20 […]

K5SHO SK

It is with great sadness that I must report that Ralph E (Gene) Shorts, K5SHO has become a Silent Key. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. No word yet on services.

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Ron and Tammy

Louisiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Standing Down

08/20/2016

In a 2116 UTC status update on Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) operations in Louisiana, Assistant Section Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, said that Louisiana ARES is in the process of deactivating from the recent flood response, and the need for volunteers has ended.

“All ARES personnel should released by this evening,” said Anderson, who […]

Amateur Radio (ARES) Volunteers Still Needed in Louisiana & Mississippi

08/17/2016

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 […]

Amateur Radio Sleuthing Pins Down Source of Strange RF Interference

Police in Evanston, Illinois, contacted the ARRL Lab, after an apparent interference source began plaguing wireless vehicle key fobs, cell phones, and other wireless electronics. Key fob owners found they could not open or start their vehicles remotely until their vehicles were towed at least a block away, nor were they able to call for […]

ARRL Field Day 2016 List of Logs Received Now Available

The list of Logs Received for ARRL Field Day 2016 now is available. It includes all logs — paper and electronic — as well as all entries classified as check logs, typically due to incomplete information.

Participants have until Tuesday, August 23, to contact ARRL if they believe there are problems with their entries.

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MARS/ARES interchangeability exercise

MARS Sets Interoperability Communications Exercise for August 15

US Department of Defense (DOD) Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) operators in the US, Germany, and Japan, will take part in an interoperability communications exercise on Monday, August 15, from 1430 (9:30 am CDT) until 2200 (5:00 pm CDT). The focus of the exercise is “to […]

Hurricane Watch Net to Resume Operation as Earl Makes Landfall in Belize

08/04/2016

Hurricane Earl made landfall near Belize City, Belize, during the early morning hours as a category 1 storm. Earl has since weakened to a tropical storm. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) plans to resume net operations on 14.325 MHz on Thursday, August 4, at 1200 UTC for Earl. The HWN activated on August 3 […]

Tropical Storm Earl Update

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT WED AUG 3 2016 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Earl, located in the western Caribbean Sea.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 […]