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Bradley County, TN
Blount County, TN
Hamilton County, TN
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Heart of TN ARES
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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
Oakville ARES, ON
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Sept. 16 is the final day to register for federal assistance

 

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 4:19 pm

FEMA Awards Miami-Dade County Nearly $1.3 Million To Plan For Back-up Generators For Sewer Pumping Stations


ORLANDO, Fla. – Miami-Dade County will receive a nearly $1.3 million federal grant to plan for installing back-up generators and other protective measures at 10 sewer pumping stations that will keep the system operating during a power outage or other emergency.

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 3:49 pm

Missourians Urged to Buy Flood Insurance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State and federal officials urge Missourians to strongly consider purchasing flood insurance; history shows that on average a flood-related disaster occurs nearly once a year in this state.

 

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 3:38 pm

Survivor beware: Scam artists target vulnerable areas after a disaster

During National Preparedness Month, make sure you can outsmart the scammers

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Part of being prepared for disaster is knowing how to protect yourself from criminals who prey on people in vulnerable situations.

 

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 12:43 pm

Survivors Initially Denied FEMA Help Due To Insurance Coverage May Still Be Eligible

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Did you suffer damage from the May 27-29 tornadoes, storms and flooding, but have been denied Individual Assistance by FEMA because of your insurance coverage, and it now turns out that you are insured for some but not all damages, or none at all?

You may be eligible now or later for FEMA Individual Assistance if you:
• Were denied insurance by your insurance company.
• Or your insurance claim has been settled and you can demonstrate to FEMA that your insurance didn’t cover essential needs.

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 10:59 am

FEMA Awards Monroe County More Than $2.8 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Monroe County will receive $2,853,015.07 in grants through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma, resulting in the additional $2.8 million awards for two debris removal projects.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 4:04 pm

FEMA Reimburses Gadsden District Schools $2.7M for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $2,704,701 to the state of Florida to assist Gadsden District Schools with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse the school system for actions it took following the October 2018 storm to provide mold remediation for damage from rain and hurricane-force winds at Greensboro Elementary and Shanks Middle Schools.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 12:49 pm

FEMA Reimburses Bay County $7.2 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $7,257,858 to the state of Florida to assist Bay County with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 12:47 pm

FEMA Reimburses Lynn Haven $1.6 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,673,126 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Lynn Haven with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 12:14 pm

FEMA Reimburses Tallahassee $3.5 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $3,573,869 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Tallahassee with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse Tallahassee for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within the city following the October 2018 storm.

 

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 12:06 pm

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the State of Maryland

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Maryland. The exercise will take place on September 17th to test the ability of the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 9:53 am

FEMA Awards Punta Gorda More Than $4.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Punta Gorda will receive a $4,249,501.05 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $4.2 million represents an additional 15 percent for the city-wide seawall project, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 8:05 am

FEMA Awards Town of Palm Beach More Than $2.8 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The Town of Palm Beach will receive a $2,869,116.56 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of repairing beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 8:03 am

FEMA Awards Palm Beach County More Than $3.4 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Palm Beach County will receive a $3,445,312.05 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of repairing beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $2.8 million represents an additional 15 percent for the cost of replacing some 1.4 million cubic yards of sand at Juno Beach, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 8:01 am

When disaster strikes, every minute counts

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA promotes National Preparedness Month each September because preparation saves lives and prevents loss. Taking a few minutes now can make a life-changing difference when disaster strikes.

 

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 4:52 pm

FEMA Awards Glades Electric Cooperative More Than $1.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Glades Electric Cooperative will receive a $1,140,420.86 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $1.1 million represents an additional 15 percent for permanent work on their electrical grid, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:56 pm

FEMA Awards Clay Electric Cooperative More Than $2.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Clay Electric Cooperative will receive a $2,313,212.67 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $2.3 million represents an additional 15 percent for permanent work on their electrical grid, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:53 pm

Two Years of Progress After Hurricane Irma

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two years after Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage throughout the Florida peninsula, FEMA staff in Florida and their state, local, and non-profit partners continue to help Floridians in their recovery. To date, more than $4.6 billion in federal funds have been obligated.

The recovery includes such milestones as:

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:48 pm

FEMA Awards the Florida Division of Emergency Management More Than $5.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management will receive a $5,606,932.20 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of emergency protective measures while responding to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $5.6 million represents an additional 15 percent for the project, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:45 pm

FEMA Awards Jupiter Island More Than $1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The Town of Jupiter Island will receive a $1,027,446.60 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of rebuilding town beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $1 million represents an additional 15 percent for the cost of replacing 425,871 cubic yards of sand on Jupiter Island beaches, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:43 pm

FEMA Awards Marion County More Than $1.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Marion County will receive a $1,278,222.98 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA DR4337-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $1.2 million represents an additional 10 percent for the project, previously awarded at 80 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:40 pm

FEMA Awards Polk County More Than $1.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Polk County will receive a $1,232,470.74 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $1.2 million represents an additional 10 percent for the project, previously awarded at 80 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:38 pm

FEMA Awards Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority More Than $1.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County will receive a $1,629,623.19 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $1.6 million represents an additional 10 percent for the project, previously awarded at 82 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:36 pm

FEMA Awards Collier County More Than $6.8 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Collier County will receive a $6,897,745.40 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $6.8 million represents an additional 15 percent for the project, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:33 pm

FEMA Awards Miami-Dade County More Than $16.7 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – Miami-Dade County will receive a $16,705,524.97 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma.

On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing Federal funding for Public Assistance at 90 percent of total eligible costs under FEMA-4337-DR-FL declared for Hurricane Irma. The $16.7 million represents an additional 15 percent for the project, previously awarded at 75 percent of eligible costs.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:30 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.

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 13 September 2019 | 3:55 pm

Amateur Radio Digital Communications Announces Grant to ARISS

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), owner and manager of AMPRNet, has announced what’s being called “a very generous grant” to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to help fund its next-generation Amateur Radio system on the ISS. The dollar figure was not made public. In July, ARDC announced a philanthropic initiative to provide monetary grants to organizations, gro...

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 9:28 am

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots this week. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 3.4 to zero. At the same time, average daily solar flux rose from 67.4 to 69.4.

Geomagnetic activity quieted, with average daily planetary A index declining from 19.9 to 8.9, while average daily mid-latitude A index went from 16.7 to 7.7.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on September 13-22, 69 on September 23 through October 5, 68 on Oc...

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 9:27 am

FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process

The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

“Currently, these hearings typically are conducted like trials in civil litigation and include, among other things, live testimony before an administrative law judge, cross-examination of witnesses, and an initial decision b...

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 8:28 am

Nine Schools and Organizations Make the Cut for Ham Contacts with ISS Crew

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that nine schools and organizations have been selected to host Amateur Radio contacts with International Space Station crew members during the first half of 2020. The selected host organizations must now complete equipment plans that demonstrate their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once a plan is approved, the fin...

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 11:19 am

Contester Activities to Remain at Crowne Plaza during 2020 Dayton Hamvention

Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports that after checking out available facilities in the Dayton/Xenia area to host contest-related activities during the 2020 Dayton Hamvention®, the contester Super Suites will remain at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton.

“Local authorities have given assurances that there will be improvements during our stay for 2020,” Duffy said, noting that hotel security issues have be...

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 11:16 am

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 8:00 am

ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA, SK

ARRL and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia, died on September 10. An ARRL Life Member, he was 85.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Price was first licensed as WN5TIA at age 16 and subsequently held several other call signs before becoming W4RA. After earning BSEE, MBA, and PhD degrees, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenan...

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 9:23 am

Club Station Commemorates Amateur Radio Newsline Cofounder Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF (SK)

The Amateur Radio Newsline Amateur Radio Club, WA6ITF, has adopted the call sign of Newsline cofounder Bill Pasternak, who died in 2015. Pasternak was a familiar voice in Amateur Radio news media, and a frequent presence at hamfests and conventions. He and Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP, established the Amateur Radio Newsline™(initially The Westlink Report) ham radio newscast. Pasternak served as Newsl...

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 1:53 pm

Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, SK

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 1:16 pm

FCC Proposes to Make All Universal Licensing System Filings Electronic

The FCC is seeking comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is part of an overall plan to transition completely to electronic filing, licenses, authorizations, and correspondence. The notice proposes to make all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) completely electronic, expand electronic filing and correspondence elements for related systems, and require applicants to ...

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 3:20 pm

Dayton Hamvention Signs 5-Year Contract with Greene County Expo Center

The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) has signed a 5-year agreement to keep Dayton Hamvention® at the Greene County Expo Center. The agreement was announced on September 9 by Hamvention General Chairman Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with the Expo Center team in the development of this agreement,” Gerbs said. “With the 5-year agreement signed, the Expo Cent...

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 3:16 pm

Former Cushcraft President Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, SK

The former president of the Cushcraft Antenna Company, Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, died on September 5 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member and a ham for more than 60 years, Whitehouse was 76.

Whitehouse was known for his far-ranging interests in operating and technology as well as business. He was an avid contester and DXCC Honor Roll DXer and an early membe...

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 10:38 am

IARU attends ITU Inter-Regional Workshop

As part of its strategy to support topics related to Amateur Radio at World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was on hand at the third inter-regional workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, this past week.

The workshop, attended by member states and other International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sector members, considered and discussed the posi...

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 10:31 am

Hurricane Watch Net Activates as Dorian Exits the US for Maritime Canada

[UPDATED: 2019-09-07 1700 UTC] With Hurricane Dorian literally speeding up the east coast of the US, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has reactivated. As of 1500 UTC, Dorian, a Category 1 storm, was some 200 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about the same distance southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm is moving to the northeast at 29 MPH. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said ...

Posted on 7 September 2019 | 12:13 pm




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