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Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
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Harris County, TX
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Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to Visit Six Locations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be visiting six locations in five northern California counties beginning Monday, Dec. 17. The mobile units are a convenience for displaced survivors of the November wildfires who have relocated and are unable to travel to fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 6:51 am

Thousand Oaks Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Dec. 17

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Thousand Oaks Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will close permanently at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17.

The DRC, located at 173 Moorpark Rd., Suite A, Thousand Oaks, is open today, Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be closed Sunday, Dec. 16.

Posted on 15 December 2018 | 8:32 pm

FACT SHEET: FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word. There may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some wildfire survivors received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance.

Posted on 15 December 2018 | 11:19 am

Beware of Post-Wildfire Scams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

Posted on 14 December 2018 | 8:38 pm

$180 million in Grants and Loans Approved for Wildfire Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A month after three California counties endured the most destructive, deadliest wildfires on record, federal and state agencies have provided more than $180 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery.

In response to a disaster declaration signed by President Trump on Nov. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joined its federal and state partners in supporting survivor recovery in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Dollars and Cents

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 9:04 pm

NC Survivors of Hurricane Florence Now Have Until Dec. 19 to Apply for Federal Assistance

RALEIGH, N.C. – The deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance has been extended one week to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. FEMA granted the extension at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper.

 

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 4:34 pm

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Walmart Supercenter in Pembroke

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Walmart Supercenter in Pembroke from Dec. 17 through Dec. 31, with the exception of Christmas Day.

 

FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 4:24 pm

Federal Disaster Assistance Exceeds $656 Million Two Months after Hurricane Michael’s Landfall

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Two months after Hurricane Michael raked Northwest Florida with 155 mph winds and devastating storm surge, federal disaster assistance awarded to survivors exceeds $656 million.

"The Florida State Emergency Response Team provided a historic response to the strongest hurricane to impact the Panhandle in living memory, completing thousands of missions in support of local response efforts," said Wes Maul, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 12:13 pm

FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Americus

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.

Advisers will be available Mon. Dec. 17, through Sat. Dec. 22, in Americus, Sumter County, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at:

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 10:44 am

FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Thomasville

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.

Advisers will be available Mon. Dec. 17, through Sat. Dec. 22, in Americus, Sumter County, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at:

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 8:48 am

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Calhoun County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have received

more than $24.4 million in total federal funds:*

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 8:35 am

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more

than $366 million in federal funds:*

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 8:27 am

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Washington County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Washington County residents have received more than $7.25 million in total federal funds:*

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 5:00 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Wakulla County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Wakulla County residents have received more than $9.55 million in total federal funds:*

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:55 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Taylor County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Taylor County residents have received more than $796,000 in total federal funds:*

  • More than $91,500 in federal grants have gone to almost 39 homeowners and.
  • 23 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $646,659 in claims have been paid.
  • $58,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approvedfor one homeowner.

Housing Assistance:

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:50 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Liberty County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Liberty County residents have received more than $4.6 million in total federal funds:*

  • More than $1 million in federal grants have gone to almost 349 homeowners and renters.
  • One flood insurance claim has been filed.
  • More than $3.6 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 121 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

Housing Assistance:

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:38 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Leon County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Leon County residents have received more

than $3.7 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $786,700 in federal grants have gone to 375 homeowners and renters.

Seven flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $69,000 in claims have been.

 Nearly $2.9 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 121 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:32 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents have received

more than $41.6 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $11.7 million in federal grants have gone to almost 3,433 homeowners and renters.

 Fourteen flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $106,090 in claims have been

paid.

 More than $29.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

been approved for 741 homeowners and renters and 21 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 4:25 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Holmes County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Holmes County residents have received

more than $1 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $365 million in federal grants have gone to almost 175 homeowners and renters.

 More than $772,800 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 34 homeowners and renters and two businesses.

Housing Assistance:

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 1:12 pm

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gulf County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more

than $87.4 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $9.3 million in federal grants have gone to almost 1,635 homeowners and renters.

944 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $43.9 million in claims have been

paid.

 More than $34 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

been approved for 521 homeowners and renters and 34 businesses.

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 1:07 pm

FEMA Awards Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs More Than $10 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $10,760,414.16 to reimburse the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs for Hurricane Irma-related expenses. These funds will defray the costs of the department’s emergency protective measures taken for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 12:15 pm

Fact Sheet: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received

nearly $8.5 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $3 million in state and federal grants have gone to almost 1,138 homeowners and renters.

One flood insurance claims has been filed and $71,000 has been paid.

 Nearly $5.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 224 homeowners and renters and 10 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 11:34 am

Emergency Preparedness Is a Year-Round Responsibility

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane season is officially over, but residents should remember that disaster preparedness is a year-round responsibility.

 

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 11:32 am

Fact Sheet: Recovery at a Glance - Franklin County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Franklin County residents have received

more than $13.45 million in total federal funds:*

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 9:15 am

Wisconsin Residents have One Week to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin residents affected by the late summer storms and flooding have one week left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018. Residents in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk or Vernon counties can register for federal assistance in one of the following ways:
 
•  Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
•  Use the FEMA App; or

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 8:42 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.

WD9EWK Wins the December QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the December 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Making Digital Contacts Through the ISS” by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the January issue today.

 

Posted on 17 December 2018 | 10:58 am

Registration is Open for QRP-ARCI Four Days in May 2019

Posted on 17 December 2018 | 10:40 am

Registration Opens for 2019 ConTest University in Dayton

Registration now is open for 2019 ConTest University (CTU), Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio. This is the day before Hamvention® opens in Xenia.

More than 7,500 students have attended CTU sessions over the last 13 years in eight countries, and more than 100 CTU professors have shared their contesting experiences. The faculty lineup, posted on the CTU website, ...

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:08 pm

Radio Amateurs in Turkey Gain Access to Two Bands

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:06 pm

The Radio Club of America Appoints John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, as Co-Counsel

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announces the appointment of ARRL West Gulf Division Vice Director John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, as Vice President and Co-Counsel. Stratton will coordinate duties with current Vice President and Counsel Chester “Barney” Scholl Jr. A specialist in civil litigation, Stratton holds a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and is...

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:03 pm

Neil Carleton, VE3NCE, Named to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Neil Carleton, VE3NCE, of Almonte, Ontario, has been named to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) says the honor recognizes radio amateurs' “outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Canada, or to Amateur Radio at large.”

RAC said Amateur Radio played an important role during Carleton’s ...

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 11:59 am

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.

Please note that the December 14th edition of Audio News will be our last for this year. Audio News will resume on January 4, 2019.

 

 

Posted on 14 December 2018 | 1:09 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4.9 to 6.4.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45...

Posted on 14 December 2018 | 9:33 am

Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that Radio Hargeisa in Somaliland has returned to 7,120 kHz after a break of several weeks, while Radio Eritrea has been reported on 7,140 and 7,180 kHz. Radio Sudan has been transmitting on 7,205 kHz with excessive splatter, IARUMS said. German telecommunications authorities have filed official complain...

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 3:15 pm

IEEE Microwave Society Recognizes Radio Amateurs

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs.

  • James C. Rautio, AJ3K, will receive the Microwave Career Award for a career of leadership, meritorious achievement, creativity, and outstanding contributions in the field of microwave theory and techniques.
  • Wayne Shiroma, NH7PA, will receive the Distinguishe...

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 3:06 pm

First FT8 Roundup is a Huge Hit

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 1:25 pm

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 8:00 am

Jordan’s First CubeSat, JY1Sat, is Designated as JO-97

JY1Sat, launched on December 3 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of the SpaceX SSO-A: SmallSat Express launch, has been designated as Jordan OSCAR 97 (JO-97). The 1U CubeSat is a project of the Crown Prince Foundation of Jordan. Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since the launch.

The spacecraft’s name recalls the Amateur Radio call sign of Jordan’s late ...

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 12:23 pm

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission Set for Christmas Eve

Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730 UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800 UTC. The 200 kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924.

The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson site YouTube Channel. Listener reports are inv...

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 12:04 pm




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