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Eastern, MA Sturdy Memorial Hospital
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Ohio District 10, ARES
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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
Kaufman County, TX
North Central TX Trauma Regional Advisory Council
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FEMA Approves $12.6 Million in Florence Aid for North Carolina Ag Department

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $12.6 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.

 

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 3:01 pm

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Ace Hardware in Calabash

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage at the Ace Calabash Hardware and Home Center from Jan. 22 through
Feb. 1
.

 

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

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 2:58 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State/FEMA disaster recovery centers will open at 9 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. Centers will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 9 a.m.

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 7:58 am

One Week Left to Register with FEMA for Mangkhut, Yutu Assistance

SAIPAN, MP – Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have one week left to register for federal disaster assistance for damage from Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu.

The deadline to register with FEMA is Jan. 27, 2019.

A FEMA registration has a nine-digit number. If you do not have the nine-digit number, you are not registered for federal assistance.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 8:36 pm

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

 

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 4:53 pm

FEMA Helpline to Remain Open During Martin Luther King Jr. Day

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico FEMA’s Helpline will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.  

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:51 pm

Unemployed or Out of Business Due to Wildfires? DUA, SBA May Help

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Workers and self-employed wildfire survivors who lost their jobs or businesses or had their work hours substantially reduced because of the fires, may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). In addition, small businesses that, because of the fires, are struggling to maintain a reasonable working capital position during the recovery period, may be eligible for a low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 5:37 pm

California Disaster Recovery Centers Will be Open MLK Jr. Holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in California will be open normal hours of operation on Monday, Jan. 21, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The DRCs are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are located at:

Butte County

Chico Mall – Former Sears

1982 E. 20th St.

Chico, CA 95928

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 5:32 pm

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Lumberton Rescheduled

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Community Workshop at the Emergency Operations Center in Lumberton has been rescheduled from Jan. 15 to Feb. 7.


Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 4:42 pm

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Leland

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at the Leland Cultural Arts Center in Leland on Jan. 17.

 

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 4:34 pm

FEMA Workshops at Lowe’s in Ventura, West Hills Change Hours Due to Weather

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) repair and

rebuild workshops at Lowe’s stores in West Hills and Ventura beginning tomorrow will start

later than previously scheduled. Due to adverse weather conditions and resulting roadway

traffic, all workshops will begin at 9 a.m. Depending on the day of the week, the programs were

previously scheduled to begin at 7 or 8 a.m.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 1:21 pm

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Jackson and Leon Counties Jan. 17-23

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA and retailers in Jackson and Leon counties are teaming up Jan.17-23 to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer, as Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael.

FEMA specialists will be on hand in Marianna and Tallahassee to answer questions and offer home improvement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 12:23 pm

Disaster Recovery Center in Malibu to Close, But Help is Still Available

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Malibu Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Los Angeles County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.

Until then, the center, at the Malibu Courthouse, 23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 pm.

DRCs are jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). DRCs offer information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the wildfires.

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 9:33 pm

Disaster Recovery Center in Malibu to Close, But Help is Still Available

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Malibu Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Los Angeles County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.

 

Until then, the center, at the Malibu Courthouse, 23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 pm.

 

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 2:24 pm

Flood Insurance Policyholders Given More Time to File Proof of Loss for Hurricane Michael Claims

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –- Florida survivors of Hurricane Michael will have additional time to file proof-of-loss claims for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) following FEMA’s decision to extend the filing period.

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 8:05 am

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Repair, Rebuilding at Lowe’s in West Hills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground in mid-November, as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 4:31 pm

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Repair, Rebuilding at Lowe’s in Ventura

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground in mid-November, as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 3:41 pm

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Repair, Rebuilding at Home Depot in Oroville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned to the ground in mid-November, as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 3:27 pm

Get Home Repair Advice Jan. 15-26 in Carolina, Ponce, San Sebastián

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – National Lumber and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 9:01 am

Nearly $350 Million in Federal Grants and Loans for Wildfire Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Over the two months since wildfires in two disparate regions of the state grew into deadly disasters of historic proportions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have approved more than $347 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans to assist survivors in their recovery.

Posted on 11 January 2019 | 9:16 pm

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Brown’s Hardware in Red Springs

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at Brown’s Hardware in Red Springs Jan. 11 through Jan. 18.

 

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 11 January 2019 | 1:27 pm

FAQ: Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power

What is STEP?

 

Posted on 11 January 2019 | 1:20 pm

FEMA Announces $525 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded more than $525 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.

 

These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.3 billion.

Posted on 11 January 2019 | 11:58 am

Disaster Recovery Center in Port St. Joe Will Close Jan. 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe will close permanently at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 12, but help is still available.

Many of the same services are also available by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

The center in Wewahitchka remains open and available to provide information and guidance for Hurricane Michael survivors in their recovery. Five other centers are also available.

Posted on 11 January 2019 | 8:03 am

Free Crisis Counseling Available for Florida Disaster Survivors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Free counseling services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help those dealing with stress caused by Hurricane Michael. Survivors can call 800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to be immediately connected with trained, caring professional counselors who will help them through disaster-related emotional distress.

 

Posted on 10 January 2019 | 4:20 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 18 January 2019 | 3:38 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on January 18-20, 72 on January 2...

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 10:41 am

Over-the-Horizon Radar Reported on 15 Meters

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that an over-the-horizon (OTH) radar located on Cyprus has been active on 21.170 MHz, which is inside an exclusive Amateur Radio allocation. “The Sovereign Base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus,” IARUMS Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, explained in the ...

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:00 pm

On-Orbit Frequency Change Announced for UWE-4 CubeSat

The Satellite Technology group at the University of Würzburg has announced a change of frequency for the UWE-4 CubeSat, launched on a December 27 Soyuz flight. The 1U CubeSat carries an electric propulsion experiment and a 70-centimeter 9.6 k AX.25 digipeater.

“After 2 weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape,” the group reported. “After the early-orbit phase, we are looking forward to some i...

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:58 pm

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 8:00 am

December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts

More than 80,000 contacts went into logs at YOTA suffix stations and others participating in December Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month, with most operations in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1). The final tally included 46,989 on SSB, another 28,064 on CW, some 3,814 on FT8, and the rest on various other modes.

“This year, as many as 44 participating stations made 82,938 QSO...

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 10:52 am

New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping

The new 2019 ARRL Repeater Directory® is now shipping. It includes “crowdsourced” listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada.

R...

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 2:54 pm

Japanese Ham Receives License to Operate in Myanmar

Akio Taguchi, JE2QIZ/AC7XZ, reports that he has received a license from the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Ministry of Transportation and Communication. His call sign there will be XZ2B. Taguchi explained that Myanmar only permits Amateur Radio operation from 20 MHz to 300 MHz at a power of just 25 W, and he plans to operate a "fishing rod antenna" from his hotel.

Because license fees in Myan...

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 2:39 pm

Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation

Long-pending Amateur Radio antenna litigation that ARRL helped to fund has finally borne fruit. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department has ruled in the case of Myles Landstein, N2EHG, that the Town of LaGrange, New York, not only overstepped its state-granted authority by assessing excessive fees, but violated the limited federal preemption PR...

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 12:45 pm

AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program

AMSAT has announced its 50th Anniversary Awards Program, to help celebrate 50 years of keeping Amateur Radio in space. Satellite and HF contacts can help participants to earn one of these awards:

  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite Communications Achievement Award
  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT Satellite Friends of 50 Award
  • AMSAT on HF 50th Anniversary Award

The 50th anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite ...

Posted on 15 January 2019 | 9:32 am

US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes

The US Islands (USI) Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is offering a commemorative award for both chasers and activators for contacts made between January 1 and December 31.

To qualify, chasers must confirm 25 islands during 2019, as a club or individual, and activators must qualify or activate 25 islands in any combination, making at least 15 contacts for both new isl...

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 2:29 pm

Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is Radio Amateurs of Canada 2018 Amateur of the Year

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

“Gabor has demonstrated an intense commitment to diverse aspects of Amateur Radio, and in 2010 he was recognized as the Pacific Northwest VHFer of the Year for consistently promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest,” RAC Pres...

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 11:27 am




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