From: Bill Feist, Salvation Army
The FCC has announced that the Office of Management and Budget has approved, for 3 years, the information-collection requirement of the Commission's March 29 Report and Order (R&O) that spelled out Amateur Radio service rules for the two new bands - 630 meters and 2200 meters. The R&O in PDF format can be found at:
There is a potential need for Amateur Radio operators to provide communications support in the Florida Keys. Volunteers will need to bring a dual-band HT with earphone/headset, external (gain) antenna, spare batteries, chargers. While food & beverage, sleeping quarters and showers are available, responders need to be self-sufficient for other personal needs. Deployment requests will vary as will the served agencies. DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY. These missions will be filled through the State of Florida EOC, ESF2 liaison.
Dr. Nathaniel Frissell , W2NAF, was interviewed by Torah Kachur of CBC Radio One's science show "Quirks and Quarks"
The Passaic County OEM in Wayne will sponsor a Technician class on October 28 & 29. There is no charge for the course except for the customary exam fee. For more info contact Dave Everson, KC2RIG, firstname.lastname@example.org
The net will be held on the WO2X repeater EVERY MONDAY @ 2100 LOCAL (9PM).
Repeater information: 443.450 MHz (+5) PL Tone: 141.3 Hz
The purpose of the net is the training for Emergency Communications, conducting drills and discussing all other ARES topics.
Special thanks to Dave (WO2X) for allowing the use of his repeater during the net.
All amateur operators are welcome to join the net, especially those who live in Passaic county.
On the morning of August 29, 2017, radio station WGMD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware interviewed ARRL Public Information Officer Mike Urich, KA5CVH, who was on the scene in Harris County, Texas.
The Hurricane Watch Net has been activated today (8/25) on 14.325.00 MHz. They will operate on the 20 meter frequency until 9:00 PM EDT – 0100 UTC. They will activate 7.268.00 MHz at 8:00 PM EDT – 0000 UTC. This will allow a one hour overlap between bands. Should propagation dictate, they will operate both frequencies simultaneously. The net will remain active until further notice.
Please monitor but keep the frequencies clear for priority traffic.
Ramapo Mountain Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sellers:6:00 A.M. Buyers: 8:00 A.M.
St. Catherine RC Church, 112 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456.
GPS Coordinates: 41.091641 N, 74.264728 W
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5Ff12zpciWA2
Talk-in 146.49/147.49 MHZ, PL 107.2
On July 21st, Fair Lawn ARC, hosted Dr. N.A.Frissell, W2NAF, where he spoke about the upcoming Solar Eclipse and how Amateur Radio will play a role in a scientific study of how the ionosphere changes during the event. Thanks to FLARC and Thom Guida, W2NZ, for making video of the presentation available.