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Wayne County, MA
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Brandon County, FL
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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
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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
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Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  South Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence can learn how to salvage storm-damaged household treasures from Smithsonian Institution preservation experts visiting five State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) over the next two weeks.

Among the heirlooms that may be salvageable are photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other keepsakes. The experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean these items, maintain personal safety during the salvage process, set priorities and other treatment options.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 12:00 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Sundays; Help Still Readily Available

RALEIGH, N.C. – State/FEMA disaster recovery centers will close on Sundays, starting Oct. 21. The centers will continue to operate during their currently scheduled days and hours.

 

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 10:47 am

One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina have one month left to register with FEMA. The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is Nov. 20, 2018.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties may apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured disaster-caused damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 10:01 am

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

TALLHASSEE, Fla. — Hurricane Michael survivors who applied for disaster assistance will receive a "letter of eligibility" following an initial application review by FEMA. Survivors should carefully read this letter as it explains the status of their application, how to respond, the amount of any assistance that FEMA may provide, and how to appropriately use federal disaster-assistance funds.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:43 am

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:10 am

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14, 2018.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:06 am

Hurricane Michael Survivors Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Disaster unemployment assistance is available to survivors who lived or worked in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla or Washington counties who lost income as a direct result of Hurricane Michael in Florida.

 

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 4:07 pm

FEMA Awards Maryland over $23 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:24 pm

FEMA Awards Delaware $2 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:15 pm

FEMA Awards Washington, DC $4.9 million to Help First Responder Organizations in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:13 pm

FEMA and the American Red Cross Continue to Build Partnerships

PHILADELPHIA – Business cards trade hands every day – introducing new partners, serving as a bridge to a stronger relationship between two organizations, and serving as an invaluable reminder that a new and potentially vital contact is just a phone call or email away.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:44 pm

Insurance Available, Critical for Flood Recovery

PHILADELPHIAFlooding can, and does, happen everywhere. The good news - flood insurance is available anywhere. Whether or not you are mapped into the flood zone, insurance is available to protect lives and property.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:38 pm

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 12:55 pm

FEMA Awards Puerto Rico Nearly $46 Million in Federal Grants

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion.

 

The grants approved are distributed as follows:

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 10:10 am

Disaster Recovery Centers in Beaufort County and Hyde County to Close

RALEIGH, N.C. – As recovery from Hurricane Florence continues across North Carolina, disaster recovery centers in Beaufort County and Hyde County will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 20. However, help is just phone call or a mouse click away.

The Beaufort County center is located at:

Bobby Andrews Center

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 8:58 am

Eleven counties added to Operation Blue Roof mission

Tallahassee, Fla. – Eligible homeowners in 12 counties impacted by Hurricane Michael are eligible for temporary repairs under Operation Blue Roof offered by the state of Florida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 8:10 am

20181015 DR-4393-NC PUBLIC NOTICE V6

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs for damages associated with Hurricane Florence occurring September 7, 2018, with an incident closing date of September 29, 2018. his notice applies to Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121- 5207.

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 5:49 pm

Finding Assistance after Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA – If you are a Florida homeowner or renter whose home is damaged, unsafe, or inaccessible because of Hurricane Michael, resources are available to help get you on the road to recovery.

 

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 5:07 pm

FEMA, Partners Helping Hurricane Michael Survivors

WASHINGTON – One week after Hurricane Michael hit Florida and Georgia, FEMA and other federal agencies are working alongside state and local responders and volunteers from national and local nonprofit organizations to aid survivors.

News and Resources for Survivors        

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 3:27 pm

Announcement of Initial Public Notice for the State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

 

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 3:05 pm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA begin Operation Blue Roof in Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has been tasked by FEMA to assist eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs. The program, named Operation Blue Roof, provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. The blue plastic sheeting is installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof with nails or screws.

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 2:12 pm

20180927 DR-4393-NC PUBLIC NOTICE V5.1

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs for damages associated with Hurricane Florence occurring September 7, 2018 and continuing. This notice applies to Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121- 5207.

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 1:47 pm

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Darlington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Darlington (Darlington County) Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eight additional centers are open in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

 

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 1:26 pm

Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at Home Improvement Stores in Horry and Marlboro Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – FEMA mitigation specialists will visit six home improvement stores in Horry and Marlboro counties over the next two weeks to offer advice on how to repair and rebuild structures to be safer and stronger.

 

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 12:32 pm

Every Disaster Survivor Has Equal Access to Registration, Information and Assistance

RALEIGH, N.C. – All North Carolina disaster survivors have equal access to information on how to apply for disaster assistance.

 

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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 10:41 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.

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.

Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 9:42 am

WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.

“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 9:38 am

ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is hop...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:10 pm

Norwegian Radio Amateur Being Prevented from Leaving Chad

A saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, where Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, had only operated as TT8KO for about 1 day before security police shut down his station on October 10. He’d logged 2,150 contacts, already uploaded to Club Log, and all antennas except a 160-meter vertical had been installed. At the...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:46 pm

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doct...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 8:00 am

New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 3:24 pm

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 2:43 pm

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 12:02 pm

ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads

The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 8:44 am

FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

[UPDATED 2018-10-19 @ 1550 UTC] The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite. The RTTY Roundup takes place January 5 - 6, 2019. A "Practice Contest" has been set for Wednesday, October 24, in North American time zones. Details are below.

“Even though digital modes ot...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 8:41 am

Bidding in ARRL On-Line Auction Set to Begin on October 19

More than 230 items will be on the block as bidding gets under way on Friday, October 19, at 10 AM ET (1400 UTC) for the 13th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction. The auction will continue through Friday, October 26, at 10 PM ET (0200 UTC on Saturday, October 27). An auction preview opens on Wednesday, October 17.

The 2018 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipm...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 1:29 pm

ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President as well as Secretary and former Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chri...

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:10 am




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