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Springfield County, IL
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Berkeley County, SC
Greenville County, SC
Clarksville CATS, TN
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Blount County, TN
Hamilton County, TN
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Heart of TN ARES
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Erie County, NY
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Queens County, NY
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Rockland County, NY
Genesee County, MI
Houghton County, MI
Kalamazoo County, MI
Macomb County, MI
Northside ARC, MI
York County, ME
Dakota County, MN
Panola County, MS
Ogemaw County, CO
Oregon ARES
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Deschutes County, OR
Oregon Coast, OR
Coos County, OR
Marion County, OR
Tillamook County, OR
Burbank County, CA
Contra Costa Co., CA
Los Angeles, CA
Simi Valley County, CA
Yolo County, CA
Wayne County, MA
Eastern, MA Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Brandon County, FL
Volusia County, FL
Pinellas County, FL
Hillsborough Co., FL
Sheriff's Tactical ARC

Madison County, AL
ESCA RACES, WA
Whatcom County, WA
San Juan County, WA
Davis County, UT
Nibley City CERT, UT
Ohio District 10, ARES
Franklin County, OH
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
North Central TX Health Care ARC
CareFlite® North Central Denton County TX Emergency Services

Surrey SEPAR, BC
Mercury ARC, BC
Barrie ARC, ON
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Aransas will close permanently Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 5:01 pm

Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to Mar. 12, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. The new extension is through March 12, 2018.

Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel. There will be a mid-term eligibility review on Feb. 20, 2018.

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 1:05 pm

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended to February 9

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to February 9, 2018.

Managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and funded by FEMA, DUA provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who became unemployed due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Unemployed individuals must register with the Puerto Rico Department of Labor.

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 12:43 pm

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended to February 9

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to February 9, 2018.

Managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and funded by FEMA, DUA provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who became unemployed due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Unemployed individuals must register with the Puerto Rico Department of Labor.

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 12:42 pm

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Jayuya, Maricao, Toa Alta, and Yabucoa

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open  Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Friday, Jan. 12 in Jayuya, Maricao, Toa Alta and Yabucoa.

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 7:30 am

FEMA Releases Draft National Mitigation Investment Strategy for Public Comment

Hazard Mitigation Report Shows Benefits of Mitigation Strategies

WASHINGTON – Following a report released today by the National Institute of Building Sciences that found, on average, every $1 spent on federally funded hazard mitigation grants saves $6 in future disaster costs, FEMA released the draft National Mitigation Investment Strategy for public comment.

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 4:47 pm

Free Repair Advice Available in Harris County Jan. 15-20

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 11:59 am

Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15. The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The FEMA Helplines will still be open. You can reach them at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).

Survivors can visit any DRC for assistance. Center locations and hours can be found at fema.gov/DRC or by downloading the FEMA app to a mobile device.

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 11:34 am

Disaster Recovery Centers Close Monday to Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the islands will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The DRCs will resume normal business hours on Jan. 16. Those affected by hurricanes Irma or Maria can visit a DRC for one-on-one assistance. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions and provide information on FEMA claims or SBA loans.

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 10:56 am

Federal Declaration for Southern California Wildfires Now Includes Flooding, Mudflows, Debris

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the federal disaster assistance declaration made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from December 4, 2017 and continuing has been amended.

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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 10:03 pm

Another Part of Florida’s Hurricane Irma Recovery: FEMA’s Public Assistance

ORLANDO, Fla. — Many individuals and families in Florida are moving forward in their recovery from Hurricane Irma with help from FEMA, the state, and non-profit entities; individuals remain a priority. But numerous public buildings, roads, and bridges were also damaged or destroyed.

State and local governments spent millions of dollars on overtime for first responders and other workers, and millions more removing debris from streets and public property. Who pays for those expenses?

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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:35 am

How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – If you are a survivor who received an ineligibility letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster assistance, don’t give up. It may not be the last word. An ineligibility letter may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to approve an application for assistance or it may be due to another easily corrected issue.

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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 9:46 am

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Cidra

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Cidra.

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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 6:54 am

Saturday, Jan. 13 Last Day to Visit Disaster Recovery Center at Coral Bay

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Jan. 13 will be the last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Coral Bay at the Town & Country Building, in St. John.

Six DRCs across the territory are open to assist survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses who suffered damages from the hurricanes.

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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 12:11 pm

Mitigation Specialists Offer Advice on Building Storm Resistant Homes in St. Croix

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Free advice is available to Virgin Island survivors who are cleaning up and rebuilding after hurricanes Irma and Maria, including techniques to lessen damage to homes, businesses and property in the event of future storms.

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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 12:07 pm

Volunteers Continue to Lend a Hand, Find Resources for Unmet Needs

ORLANDO, Fla. – Volunteers from across Florida and beyond continue to help Irma survivors with unmet needs and long-term recovery. So far, more than 26,200 people of all ages, backgrounds, occupations and creeds have spent over 1.24 million hours helping survivors.

People from over 300 nonprofits and faith-based organizations build and repair homes, raise funds for unmet needs and counsel those who have exhausted other official avenues of assistance.

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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 10:25 am

Ahead of Deadline, Efforts Gear Up to Help 2016 Louisiana Flood Survivors Return Home

BATON ROUGE, La.—Local, state and federal partners are stepping up efforts ahead of a FEMA deadline to help Louisiana flood survivors get back home.

Housing fairs, rental vouchers, one-on-one support with applications for assistance programs, construction advice and in-home visits offering guidance are all underway to help survivors return to a permanent home.

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Posted on 8 January 2018 | 2:39 pm

FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Carolina and Mayaguez

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of September, FEMA and The Home Depot have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer.

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Posted on 6 January 2018 | 4:01 pm

FEMA Expande el Programa de Reaseguro para Manejar el Riesgo Futuro que Representan las Inundaciones

La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy la colocación de su programa de reaseguro para el 2018 con el propósito de continuar la práctica de resilencia y protección del Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundación (NFIP, por sus siglas en inglés) en frente de futuras inundaciones.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 7:04 pm

FEMA Expands Its Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk

WASHINGTON - Continuing the practice of resiliency and protection against future floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today its 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

More than $456 Million in Disaster Assistance for the U.S Virgin Islands

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory in September, federal assistance has been consistently flowing to survivors and communities to repair, recover and rebuild. So far, more than $456 million in federal funding has been provided.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 2:56 pm

Build Back Better: Tips at Polk County Home Improvement Store

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the location below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 1:17 pm

Build Back Better: Tips at Lee County Home Improvement Store

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the location below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 1:04 pm

Build Back Better: Tips at South Florida Home Improvement Stores

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the locations below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 12:47 pm

Hotel Stays Extended Through Feb. 10 for Eligible Hurricane Irma Survivors

ORLANDO, Fla. – Eligible Hurricane Irma survivors receiving Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 9:16 am

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.

A Note to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR

In the last few weeks, the ARRL’s Board of Directors has been the subject of an organized misinformation campaign. It is being orchestrated by a group of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned but have been misled. This effort, which consists of a series of mischaracterizations, initially dealt with (1) the ARRL Board’s censure of an ARRL Director, and (2) some proposed revisions to ARRL’s Art...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 4:15 pm

ARRL Board of Directors to Meet

The ARRL Board of Directors will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting January 19-20 in Windsor, Connecticut.

The first order of business will be the election of officers. The Board will elect candidates to the volunteer posts of ARRL President, First and Second Vice Presidents, and International Affairs Vice President, as well as the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Fi...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 2:56 pm

Florida Ham Radio Club Aids Homeless During Cold Snap

Uncharacteristically cold weather in east-central Florida in early January prompted members of the North Brevard Amateur Radio Club (K4NBR) to assist the area’s homeless. The New Year began with a bitter cold front descending upon Central Florida, bringing temperatures that hovered around freezing. Such conditions can be especially concerning for those lacking regular shelter from the elements....

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 1:42 pm

VFlorida Weak Signal Society 3.4 GHz Beacon Back on the Air

The Florida Weak Signal Society (FLWSS) reports that its beacon on 3,456.075 MHz is back on the air and invites reports. The FLWSS said all of its beacons, located in EL98 in the Orlando area, are subject to some drift with temperature; each operates independently with its own crystal reference. “We can’t provide individual frequency accuracy, but we strive to keep them all reasonably close to ...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 1:13 pm

Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 ser...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 10:54 am

North American Collegiate Championship Set for January 20-21 in Conjunction with NAQP SSB

The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) invites college and university club stations to compete in the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which will take place from 1800 on Saturday, January 20, until 0600 UTC on Sunday, January 21, in conjunction with the North American QSO Party SSB (NAQP), sponsored byNCJ (National Contest Journal). This is a chance for collegiate club stations t...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 10:53 am

Heavy Sea Ice Alters 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Team’s Itinerary

Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has slowed navigation between King George Island and Bouvet Island increased the travel risk for the 3Y0Z DXpedition team. As a result, the 3Y0Z DXpedition team will depart from Punta Arenas and sail directly to Bouvet.

“Our sailing time to Bouvet is now estimated at 14 days,” team leaders Bob Allphin, K4UEE; Erling Wiig, LA6VM, and Ralph Fedor,...

Posted on 15 January 2018 | 9:47 am

WSPR Beacon on its Way to Antarctica

Hardware for a planned permanent WSPR beacon system in the Antarctic is currently on its way. The installation -- a joint project of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Bremen, and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) -- consists of 5-W beacon transmitters for 160 through 6 meters, and a multiband WSPR receiver that will simultaneously monitor all bands from 160 to 15 meter...

Posted on 14 January 2018 | 9:58 am

Tickets are Available for DX Dinner in Dayton

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 11:13 am

Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will host a group that will take part in Winter Field Day later this month. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), Winter Field Day will take place over the January 27-28 weekend, and it can be an opportune time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June.

“Assuming the weather holds out, a group of hams will be here the last weekend of January to operate W1AW ...

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 10:49 am

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot number was 11.9 over the past reporting week (January 4-10, 2018) compared to zero (no sunspots) over the previous seven days. But average daily solar flux declined slightly, 70.4 to 69.9.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5.1 to 5.4, and average mid-latitude A index changed from 3.4 to 4.6.

Predicted solar flux is 70 on January 12-21, 72 on January 22-27, 70 on Janu...

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 9:11 am

Nominations Sought for Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award

Nominations are open for ARRL’s annual Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, which recognizes and honors the efforts of individuals who create greater awareness and understanding the services and benefits that Amateur Radio provides to the general public. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 19, 2018.

Every day Public Information Coordinators, Public Information Officers, and othe...

Posted on 11 January 2018 | 11:02 am

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 9:00 am




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