Category Archives: EMCOMM

Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. Cal Fire said today (December 11) that evacuation operations will occur ahead of westward fire growth, speeded by low humidity and gusty Santa Ana winds, which will push the fire further into Santa Barbara, County. One of several fires that have broken out across Southern California, the Thomas Fire is far and away the largest.

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Advisory: Requests for Information from the Public and the Press

Many individuals have loved ones in Puerto Rico and they are understandably hopeful that Amateur Radio operators can relay messages to them. As a result, some are contacting amateurs with requests to pass message traffic to the island.

At the same time, individual amateurs and clubs have reported that local press representatives have contacted them to request information about Amateur Radio involvement in Puerto Rico. This is likely to increase as word spreads in the national media about our activities.

For inquiries from the public, ARRL advises that these individuals should be informed that amateurs traveling to the island to support the American Red Cross effort will be tasked with handling outbound traffic only. With that in mind, members of the public should access the American Red Cross Safe and Well System online at https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php. Status information from friends and relatives in Puerto Rico will be entered into the system as it arrives from amateurs stationed there.

For press inquiries, please ask reporters to contact ARRL directly at newsmedia@arrl.org.  A system has been established at ARRL Headquarters to respond to press inquiries in a timely and accurate manner.

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Caribbean Emergency Weather Net Activates; FEMA Announces Interoperability Nets

Jeff Austin, 9Y4J, Emergency Coordinator Advisory Group, IARU Region 2, Area E, reports that the Caribbean Emergency Weather Net (CEWN), activated at 1030 UTC on 3.815 MHz. The net will use 3.815 and/or 7.188 MHz as propagation dictates. The CEWN will provide 24-hour coverage during the passage of Hurricane Maria and in the storm’s immediate wake, in case there is a need to pass health-and-welfare traffic.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will activate 60-meter interoperability nets on September 19 for Hurricane Maria. These and will remain active until the storm has passed and the need for these nets no longer exists.

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Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed – Bass Lake Double Century Oct 14, 2017

Amateur Radio Communications volunteers are needed for the Bass Lake Double Century bicycle ride.

When
Saturday October 14, 2017. Time: 0500-2400

Where
Locations around the Central Valley

Mission:
To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:
15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:
Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Bass Lake to Powerhouse Signup Form

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org