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Tillamook County, OR
Burbank County, CA
Contra Costa Co., CA
Los Angeles, CA
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Yolo County, CA
Wayne County, MA
Eastern, MA Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Brandon County, FL
Volusia County, FL
Pinellas County, FL
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Madison County, AL
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Davis County, UT
Nibley City CERT, UT
Ohio District 10, ARES
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Ashland County, OH
Morrow County, OH
Portage County, OH
Queen City, OH
Sandusky County, OH
Summit County, OH
Heart of TN ARES
BC Wireless Society
Burnaby Radio Club
South West, KS
Clark County, NV
Manchester Co., CT
Bremer County, IA
Cedar Valley, IA
Linn County, IA
Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
Tom Green Co., TX
Harris County, TX
Kaufman County, TX
North Central TX Trauma Regional Advisory Council
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Disaster Recovery Center in Blountstown to Close Feb. 22

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Calhoun County will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Help is still available by phone, online or by visiting a nearby center.

 

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 3:38 pm

FEMA Approves Over $3 million for Projects to Repair Roads Following February 2018 Storms

PHILADELPHIA – The State of West Virginia will receive $3,187,554.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for roadway repairs in Marshall and Tyler Counties following damages sustained to multiple roads during the February 14 – 20, 2018 severe storms, flooding, and landslides in West Virginia.

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 3:07 pm

FEMA Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

WASHINGTON – Today, FEMA announced the agency will start accepting applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council.  This program brings teens together from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for emergency preparedness. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply.

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 1:26 pm

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Repair and Rebuilding at the DIY Home Center in Thousand Oaks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses burned in mid-November as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 1:03 pm

FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Subcommittee Final Report Available

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today the National Advisory Council (NAC) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee officially completed their final report, “Modernizing the Nation’s Public Alert and Warning System.”

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 11:52 am

FEMA Approves $8.5 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $8.5 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.

These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.4 billion.

                                                        

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 10:38 am

Disaster Recovery Center in Wasilla Opens on Presidents’ Day

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A disaster recovery center operated by the state of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opens Monday, Feb. 18, in Wasilla to provide in-person advice and referrals to those affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Center location and hours are:
 
Christ First United Methodist Church
2635 S. Old Knik Rd.
Wasilla, AK 99654

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 8:06 pm

FEMA Helpline Remains Open to Alaska Residents on Presidents’ Day

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Federal Emergency Management Agency Helpline is available every day including Presidents’ Day for Alaska residents who were affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake. Residents are encouraged to apply for federal disaster assistance online or by phone.

Residents can apply for FEMA assistance the following ways:

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 5:08 pm

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Eagle River to Help With Earthquake Losses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The State of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Feb. 16 in Eagle River. The center will provide in-person advice and referrals to those affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Center location and hours are:

Community Covenant Church
16123 Artillery Rd.
Eagle River, AK 99577

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 10:09 pm

FEMA Press Secretary Lizzie Litzow Statement on the Nomination of Jeff Byard to Serve as FEMA Administrator

“The Administrator applauds the President’s intent to nominate Mr. Jeffrey Byard as FEMA Administrator. Mr. Byard, Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is an exceptional team member and will carry out the Agency’s mission of helping people before, during and after disasters, as he has skillfully done for the past two hurricane seasons. During the confirmation process, Mr. Byard will continue to serve in this capacity as Associate Administrator as we prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.”

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 9:34 pm

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Bexar County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Bexar County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 3:59 pm

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Denton County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Denton County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

 

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 3:43 pm

FEMA Issues Public Notice on Grant Programs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As required by Executive Order 11988, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through its Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs in the state of Alaska.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 2:01 pm

FACT SHEET: National Flood Insurance Program’s Increased Cost of Compliance Can Help with Rebuilding

If you have a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and your home was damaged extensively by flooding in Hurricane Michael and is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, you can ask your claims adjuster or insurance agent about Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage.

 

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 1:30 pm

Disaster Recovery Center in Callaway to Close Feb. 20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Callaway will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Help is still available by phone, online or by visiting a nearby center.

 

The center will be open normal business hours on the Presidents Day federal holiday, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 1:23 pm

Flood insurance can be a sweetheart of a deal for those in lower-risk areas

AUSTIN, Texas Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.

 

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 1:23 pm

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops in Jacksonville and Kinston

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 12:23 pm

Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Mississippi

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Mississippi.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 11:43 am

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornado from Dec. 27-28, 2018.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 11:37 am

Individual Assistance FAQs

What is State Individual Assistance and what does it cover?

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 3:34 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Liberty County

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Liberty County residents have received more than $6.1 million in total federal funds:

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 2:50 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson County

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received more than $60.5 million in total federal funds:

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 2:39 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gulf County

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $128.2 million in total federal funds:

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 2:36 pm

State, FEMA Transitioning Individual Assistance Programs to Aid Earthquake Survivors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As the State Individual Assistance program deadline approaches, the State and FEMA are working together to ensure survivors of the Cook Inlet earthquake have the opportunity to apply for federal assistance, which may provide additional assistance to that provided by the State.
 

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 2:29 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden County

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received more than $12.8 million in total federal funds:

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 2:29 pm

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

New Plan Aligns ARES with the Needs of Served Agencies

The new ARES Plan adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in January represents an effort to provide ARES with a clearly defined mission, goals, and objectives; specific training requirements, and a system for consistent reporting and record-keeping. The Board’s Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) spent more than 3 years crafting the ARES Plan which, ARRL offic...

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 3:59 pm

Fake News: Belgian News Magazine Misrepresents Amateur Radio Numbers

The Belgian Dutch-language weekly The Sunday (de Zondag) recently reported incorrectly that just 153 Amateur Radio licensees existed in the country, dramatically proclaiming, “Amateur Radio permits have dropped drastically in 5 years,” and asking, “Where have the radio hobbyists gone?” The error was based on a misunderstood parliamentary exchange. The facts are that 153 new licenses were issued...

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 1:57 pm

New Book HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio Now Shipping

ARRL’s HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs from the pages of QST between 2000 and 2017. It includes innovative antenna projects for single-band and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications.

Portable Antennas

  • “An Easy-to-Make Three-Band Dipole for ARRL Field Day”

  • “A Field-Portable Multi-Band Rotatable Dipole Antenna”

  • “A Smal...

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 12:49 pm

KickSat-2 is Alive and Being Tracked

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 11:58 am

ITU WRC-19 Conference Preparatory Meeting Under Way in Geneva

The second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radio Communication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall got under way on February 18 at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. Delegates from around the world are attending.

This CPM will prepare a consolidated report that will support of the work of WRC-19, based on contributions from various adminis...

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 3:41 pm

Antarctic Activity Week is Under Way

Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) 2019 is under way until February 24, with special call signs on the air. The goal of the event is to promote interest in Antarctica, where many countries have established research facilities.

Some of the call signs to listen for are: Australia, VK2ANT; Austria, OE16AAW, OE88WAP, OE89ANT, and OE90AAW; Belgium, OR16ANT; France, TM16AAW, TM16WAP, and TM1ANT; Italy, II2...

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 11:49 am

XX9D in Macau: And You Think Your Noise Problem is Bad

The group that’s been activating Macau as XX9D for the past week or so reports its biggest challenge is not so much managing the pileups but hearing the pileups in the first place due to high noise levels. Nonetheless, the group has managed some 18,000 contacts on 160 through 6 meters, and the operators credit FT8 with making many of those possible.

“All team members are a little bit disappoint...

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 11:36 am

FCC: Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Procedures are Now in Effect

The FCC is reminding electronic device retailers that Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures are now in effect and being enforced. In an FCC Enforcement Advisory released February 15, the FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) pointed out that marketers of RF devices may be subject to new compliance requirements provided in the SDoC procedures.

“In general, a device subject to SDoC is one t...

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 2:17 pm

HamSCI Workshop Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 6:33 pm

Planned Experiment Will Disconnect Russia from the Internet

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliam...

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 4:03 pm

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 1:31 pm

ARRL Headquarters Seeks Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and services delivery to members and field voluntee...

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 11:53 am

The K7RA Solar Update

Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days. Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.6 to 8.1, and average mid-latitude A index going f...

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 11:33 am

Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau has New Manager and Address

Erik Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester. He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and will remain a sorter and letter dispatcher. The Ninth District Bureau handles more than 45,000 DX QSL c...

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 9:53 am




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