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Response Efforts Continue for California Wildfires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As record-breaking wildfires continue to cause severe devastation in California’s Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, FEMA is assisting state and local governments and first responders as they help survivors impacted by the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires.
Posted on 18 November 2018 | 11:04 pm
State and Federal Partners Respond to the California Wildfires
While nearly ten thousand firefighters continue to battle three major wildfires in California, state and federal agencies are strategically co-located and working around the clock to coordinate resources, provide assistance to survivors and help local communities begin the long road of recovery.
Posted on 17 November 2018 | 1:17 pm
Rota Disaster Recovery Center Closing but Help is Still Available
SAIPAN, MP- On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Rota will close, but help will still be available for disaster survivors impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and Typhoon Yutu.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 9:37 pm
Wishing You #SafeTravels this Holiday Season
BOTHELL, Wash. – More than 54 million Americans are projected to journey at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year to be with loved ones, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). In our mission to ensure that everyone arrives at their destinations safely, we at FEMA Region 10 have travel tips for parents, road trippers, air passengers, international travelers and pet owners.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 5:57 pm
Two Disaster Recovery Centers Will Move; 13 Open to Assist Survivors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Disaster recovery centers in Calhoun and Gulf counties are relocating.
The DRC at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown will move from Sam Atkins park to the Blountstown Public Library, 17731 NE Pear St.
The DRC in Wewahitchka outside of the town hall will move from outside of the town hall to the Wewahitchka Branch Library, 314 N. 2nd St.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 2:52 pm
An SBA Loan May Be Your Best Recovery Step
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When you register for disaster assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration may contact you to offer the opportunity to apply for a low-interest disaster loan to repair or rebuild your damaged home. An SBA disaster loan may be your best recovery step, particularly when repairs are not covered by other sources such as insurance.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 2:45 pm
FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available in Leary
ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 2:06 pm
S.C. Survivors Can Get Aid from State, Federal and Voluntary Agencies
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina still have time to apply for federal disaster assistance. But you may need help beyond what FEMA can offer. Assistance may be available to individuals and families from other federal, state and volunteer organizations.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 1:35 pm
Scotland County Disaster Recovery Center to Close
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Scotland County disaster recovery center located in Laurinburg will close permanently at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The Scotland County center is located at:
Scotland County Parks and Recreation
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 10:17 am
One Month After Michael, Georgia Recovery Continues
ATLANTA – One month after Hurricane Michael brought heavy damage and severe impacts throughout southwest and central Georgia, survivors and business owners are on the road to recovery. With the help of federal and state agencies and local Emergency Management professionals, they are helping each other get back on their feet and rebuild their communities.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 10:16 am
Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Dillon County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Dillon in Dillon County will close permanently at 2 p.m., Saturday Nov. 17, 2018.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 9:30 am
Additional Federal Assistance Approved for 10 Florida Counties
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ten Florida counties affected by Hurricane Michael are now eligible for federal assistance to help pay for the cost of repairing damaged public infrastructure and responding to the storm.
FEMA announced that state and local government agencies, and certain private nonprofits including houses of worship, in these counties will now be eligible for assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program, which reimburses applicants for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed infrastructure and the cost of responding to a disaster.
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 8:21 am
Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Chico
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open in Chico on Friday, November 16.
The DRC offers information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing Camp Fire wildfire.
The Chico DRC will be located at:
Former Sears Store, Chico Mall
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 7:54 pm
FEMA Seeking Applicants to Join Hurricane Michael Recovery Team
Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA is hiring people who live in areas affected by Hurricane Michael to join our recovery team as temporary employees. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while affording opportunities for survivors to help other survivors.
Jobs are available in Tallahassee and other areas in Florida recovering from Hurricane Michael. If interested in joining FEMA as a Temporary Local Hire, applicants can view open positions on USAjobs.gov, and search keyword "FEMA" or "local hire" and "Florida" in the location field.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 1:41 pm
Hurricane Florence in North Carolina: Two Months By the Numbers
RALEIGH, N.C. – Two months after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, more than $869 million in state and federal funds has been provided directly to North Carolinians to aid in their recovery.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 11:04 am
FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Wilmington
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at Lowe’s home improvement store in Wilmington from Nov. 19 through Dec. 7, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 11:02 am
FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Whiteville
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at Lowe’s home improvement store in Whiteville from Nov. 19 through Dec. 7, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about making home repairs, preparing disaster plans, assembling supply kits, and the importance of flood insurance.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 10:58 am
FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Morehead City
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at the Lowe’s home improvement store in Morehead City from Nov. 19 through Dec. 7, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 10:56 am
FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Fayetteville
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at Lowe’s home improvement store in Fayetteville from Nov. 19 through Dec. 7, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about making home repairs, preparing disaster plans, assembling supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 10:43 am
Help Remains When Disaster Recovery Centers Close
ATLANTA – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Laurens (Dublin), Baker (Newton), Mitchell (Camilla), Worth (Sylvester), Grady (Cairo) and Terrell (Dawson) counties will close within a week. But, as a survivor of Hurricane Michael, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 9:46 am
FACT SHEET: Acquisition of Property After a Flood Event
If your home is flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence or has flooded repeatedly in the past and you are hoping for a buyout, there is some important information you should know.
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 9:37 am
Disaster Recovery Center on Saipan Moving to New Location, with New Hours of Operation
SAIPAN, MP- On Friday, November 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saipan will open in a new location. The DRC will open at the Multi-Purpose Center off Tekken Street in Susupe. The hours of operation at the new location will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. All DRCs on Tinian, Saipan, and Rota will be closed on Sundays.
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 8:38 pm
Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Marlboro County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Bennettsville in Marlboro County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday Nov. 16, 2018.
Working with county officials, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA closely monitor visits to DRCs. The closure of DRCs marks a major milestone in the disaster recovery process.
The center is located at:
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:36 pm
FEMA publica el Reporte de Preparación Nacional 2018
WASHINGTON – Hoy, FEMA y sus socios publican el Reporte de Preparación Nacional 2018. Este reporte, publicado por séptimo año consecutivo, resume el progreso nacional que se está llevando a cabo para lograr una nación más segura y resiliente.
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:47 pm
FEMA Releases 2018 National Preparedness Report
WASHINGTON – FEMA and its partners today released the 2018 National Preparedness Report. This report, in its seventh year, summarizes the nation's progress toward becoming a more secure and resilient nation.
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:45 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.
AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed
AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”
Fox-1Cliff and othe...
Posted on 18 November 2018 | 7:54 am
ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced
ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.
Here are the final tabulations:
Central Division Director
Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898
Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755
Mr. Carlson was declared elected.
Hudson Division Director
Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292
Mike Lisenco, N2...
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 9:40 pm
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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 16 November 2018 | 1:49 pm
FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US
The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.
The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning S...
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 12:27 pm
Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship
Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation.
The GoFundMe solicitation says, “Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the...
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 10:08 am
Former ARRL Headquarters Book Team Supervisor Jan Carman, K5MA, SK
R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76.
Carman’s career spanned the fields of aerospace, oil-field equipment, industrial control and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, communication systems, manufacturing automation and consulting. Carman held bachelor’s and master’s degre...
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 10:01 am
The K7RA Solar Update
A single sunspot appeared on November 13-14, yielding a daily sunspot number of 11 over both days. The sunspot number increased to 13 on the following day, November 15. The average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (November 8-14) was 3.1, after no sunspots during the previous seven days.
Average daily solar flux rose from 67.7 to 68.5. Average daily planetary A index declined from 12...
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 9:51 am
Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched
A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046 UTC on November 15 from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first Amateur Radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capab...
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 5:22 pm
ARRL November Sweepstakes CW 2018 Log Count Tops Last Year’s
ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says the 1,273 electronic logs plus 17 paper logs received by November 15 for this year’s ARRL November Sweepstakes CW weekend surpass last year’s log count by more than a dozen (the 7-day deadline for electronic logs ended November 12, but paper logs postmarked by the deadline are still arriving).
Now it’s time for SS Phone. Jahnke stresses that ...
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 4:10 pm
The Doctor Will See You Now!
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 8:00 am
New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set
A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work “out of the box” when upgrading from previous versions.
The latest versi...
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:34 pm
Southern New Jersey ARES Team Assists in Missing-Person Search
Ocean County, New Jersey, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers recently assisted search groups looking for a man with dementia who was reported missing on November 2 from a nursing home in Stafford Township. Searches concentrating on neighborhoods around the nursing home had been unsuccessful. The missing man’s family organized a search for November 10, and Ocean County ARES was i...
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:36 pm
Noted Contester, AR-Cluster Developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K, SK
Well-known contester and AR-Cluster developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K (ex-KX6OI), formerly of Texas, died on November 13 in Belize, where he had recently relocated and married. He was 69. An Arkansas native who was initially licensed as WB5SFA, Gerdes held a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. In the 1980s, he operated from the Marshall Islands as KX6OI while tracking m...
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:18 pm
Maritime Mobile Service Network Operators Assist Vessel with Ill Crew Member
Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9 for a crew member suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda.
“The assistance we received from the ham radio operator[s] was crucial in helping us communicate with the vessel’s crew,” ...
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:43 pm
Montenegro, Lithuania Latest to Join the 60-Meter Band Community
Posted on 13 November 2018 | 5:35 pm
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