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Federal Aid Programs for The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation

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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Assistance for Tribe can Include as Required:


Posted on 17 August 2018 | 5:59 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to supplement the tribe’s recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 5 to May 28, 2018.

Federal funding is available to Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on a cost-sharing basis for assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding.


Posted on 17 August 2018 | 5:52 pm

76-year-old rides out Hurricane Harvey, 4-state road to recovery

A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey


AUSTIN, Texas — Lying on her bed in Port Aransas the night after Hurricane Harvey tore through, Sandra Maynard was startled when her lap dog, Fritz, began to bark.


“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, the looters are here.’” 


Posted on 17 August 2018 | 3:53 pm

Get Home Repair Advice August 20-25 in Bayamon, Ponce

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –  Home Depot has teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer for hurricane season as they repair and rebuild their homes.



Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:55 pm

Additional Options Available for Applicants to Verify Home Ownership

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – To address the complex nature of home ownership in Puerto Rico and support disaster survivors through the verification process, FEMA coordinated with legal aid groups to provide additional options for survivors.


Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:44 pm






Posted on 17 August 2018 | 2:25 pm

Federal Aid to Maine for Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017, Severe Storm & Flooding Repairs Tops $1 Million

BRUNSWICK, ME — More than $1 million in federal assistance have now been obligated to Maine to help cover costs of the Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017, severe storm and flooding that impacted 13 of the 16 counties in “The Pine Tree State.”



Posted on 17 August 2018 | 1:13 pm






Posted on 17 August 2018 | 1:02 pm

Beware of Disaster-Related Fraud and Scam Artists

SACRAMENTO, Calif – As California residents work to recover from recent wildfires, they should be on guard for and report suspicious activity of potential fraud, scam artists and other criminals who prey on survivors.

If you suspect someone is perpetrating fraud, call the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or your local police department.


Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:47 pm

Four FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Closing but Help Still Available

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico The following disaster recovery centers will close as follows:



Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:50 pm

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Shasta County Wildfire-Affected Workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs temporarily or permanently as a direct result of the wildfire in Shasta County. May be eligible for federally subsidized disaster unemployment assistance (DUA). DUA applies to losses beginning the week of July 29, 2018. The deadline for filing a claim is September 10, 2018.


Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:21 pm

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Maunabo Closing but Help Still Available

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico The disaster recovery center in Maunabo will close Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m.



Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:54 pm

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Gurabo Closing but Help Still Available

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico The disaster recovery center in Gurabo will close Wednesday,

Aug. 15 at 3 p.m.



Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:53 pm

MARSHALLESE TRANSLATION: Ran eo eliktata nan kanne nan jorren ko ilo kar Kilauea ej ilo Jeptomba. 12

HONOLULU—Ran eo eliktta nan kanne nan ro rej jokwe ilo Hawai’I iben FEMA nan jiban ko jen jorren ko rar walok jen Kilauea makitkit lal kab tol eo ear rub eoj air leemanlok nan Jeptomba.12, 2018


Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:30 pm

POHNPEIAN TRANSLATION: Met, Sept. 12 me last en rahn me komw kak peki sawas sang FEMA pwe apwahl sang Kilauea.

HONOLULU—Toun Hawai’i County me aneki apwahlkan sang ahn Kilauea keposkan oh earthquakekan me anahne register moen niesil, Sept.12, 2018 pwe irail en kak ahle sawas sang FEMA.


Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:21 pm

FEMA to Provide More Than $2.8 Million to Protect Against Landslide Threat at University of Mary

DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of North Dakota that will make $2,844,888.75 available for a project to protect a University of Mary dormitory against the threat of a landslide.

The project will help to reinforce and stabilize the slope below the North Dormitory on campus which sits along Apple Creek.  In recent years, erosion has led to slope instability that has moved to within 50 feet of the building. North Dormitory houses approximately 225 students.


Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:16 pm

Get Required Permits Before Rebuilding

Before considering new construction and repairs on property located in flood-hazard areas, survivors of the severe storms in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties are urged to consult local building officials to obtain floodplain development permits.



Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:15 pm

FEMA grants more than $1.2 million to the City of Groves for debris removal

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million for the City of Groves to remove debris deposited by Hurricane Harvey.


The cost of debris removal in Groves is nearly $1.4 million. The grant of more than $1.2 million is the federal share of the cost and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $137,964.



Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:03 pm

Government Agencies and Others Collaborate to Improve VI Hurricane Preparedness

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As we approach peak hurricane season, federal and territorial emergency response leaders continue to emphasize families prepare to sustain themselves in the immediate aftermath of a devastating storm. At the same time, government agencies have been closely collaborating and training to improve their readiness to meet residents’ emergency needs.


Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:57 am

FEMA Awards $1,896,318 Grant to the Village of Valley View

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,896,318 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to the Village of Valley View, Ohio, for the acquisition of six and elevation of eight flood-prone homes located in the floodplain of the Cuyahoga River.


Posted on 15 August 2018 | 8:58 am

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Washington’s Boyds Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Boyds Fire burning in Ferry County, Wash.



Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:08 pm

FEMA Authorizes Funds to Help Fight the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota

DENVER - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota.

FEMA Regional Administrator Lee K. dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request earlier today and determining that the Vineyard Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.


Posted on 13 August 2018 | 7:31 pm

FEMA Registration Deadline for April’s Storm Damage is Aug. 27

HONOLULU—Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu residents with losses as a result of April’s Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides have through Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.



Posted on 13 August 2018 | 4:27 pm

FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight Three Major Washington Fires

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for three fires burning in central Washington: the Hawk Fire in Yakima County and the Yakama Nation, the Cougar Creek Fire in Chelan County and the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas and Grant counties.



Posted on 13 August 2018 | 2:58 pm

Personal touch brings Houston-area family to recovery finish line

A survivor story: One year after Hurricane Harvey


AUSTIN, Texas – Rose Pickens knew more about floods and federal disaster assistance than most people when Hurricane Harvey hit. She had received aid from FEMA after her house was damaged in the Memorial Day 2016 flood, and through her role as director of a local nonprofit, she had assisted many impoverished families whose homes had flooded.  


Posted on 13 August 2018 | 1:33 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.

SAQ in Sweden Receives More than 300 Reports on Alexanderson Day, July 1

SAQ, the old Alexanderson alternator transmitter at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden, received 321 listener reports in response to its three 17.2 kHz transmissions on Alexanderson Day, July 1.

A video of the transmissions is available on YouTube. SAQ said five reports indicated that SAQ was not heard. A summary of listener reports and a map of listener reports have been posted...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 11:35 am

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, SK

Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77.

Michalski led the Wisconsin Section from 1999 until 2015. He served as net manager for the Badger Weather Net and was active in the Wisconsin Badger Amateur Radio Society (W9YT) at the University of Wisconsin. Michalski served as an ARRL Official Observer and as a Technical Specialist. He also w...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 11:33 am

Well-Known Contester, DXer Bob Morris, W4MYA, SK

Robert S. “Bob” Morris, W4MYA, of Goochland, Virginia, died on August 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 72. Morris had been suffering from cancer but remained active on the air until very recently. He was sometimes called “Dude” within the contesting community for one of his favorite expressions, “Run ’em, dude.”

Morris was a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club, enjoyed both contesting and DXi...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 11:19 am

The K7RA Solar Update

Australia’s Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16. "Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels."

What is the Bz component? It is a component of the interplanetary magnetic field, or IMF. http://pluto.space.s...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 10:50 am

UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves toward Getting Back on the Air

United Nations Amateur Radio Club President James Sarte, K2QI, said on August 16 that their club station, 4U1UN, is several steps closer to getting back on the air after a long absence.

“Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU, along with Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, have been working with me behind the scenes to get the station operational again,” Sarte said. Generous donations from Zhikharev, Ed Kritsky, NT2X, a...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 9:55 am

Short-Wave Radio Reports May Offer Best Evidence of Amelia Earhart’s Fate

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes it has the key to unlock the decades-old mystery of what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan in their planned circumnavigation of the globe in 1937. TIGHAR’s The Earhart Project analyzed dozens of radio transmissions received by radio amateurs and other short-wave listeners during the fra...

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 9:19 am

Weather and Tides Could Hamper Second Market Reef Youth Team Landing

A second group of young operators will attempt a landing at Market Reef on August 18 for a week of operating from the Youth on the Air station, OJ0C, at the remote lighthouse outpost. They hope to take part in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event.

The Market Reef lighthouse is located so low that waves can roll over the entire DXCC entity. With no jetty, landing can be ha...

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:49 am

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Dummy Loads” is the topic of the new (August 16) 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 Doctor himself, Jo...

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 9:00 am

Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU Receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

A New Jersey radio amateur and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) member has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Donald Trump. ARRL Charter Life Member Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU, was recognized for his extraordinary contributions as a MARS volunteer.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your lifetime of service to your fellow Americans and those most in need,” Pre...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:51 pm

Ham-Astronauts among First Nine Astronauts Scheduled to Fly on Commercial Spacecraft

Three radio amateurs are among the initial nine NASA astronauts scheduled to fly on commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. Others in the group are studying for their ham licensing exams in order to take part in Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school radio contacts, or because they have expressed interest in supporting ARISS events. The women and men c...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:29 am

W6NBC Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the August 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Novel Approach to Using Window Line” by John Portune, W6NBC. 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 September issue today.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 3:28 pm

New FCC Part 95 Personal Radio Services Rules Published in The Federal Register

Reorganized and updated FCC Personal Radio Services (PRS) Part 95 rules have been published in The Federal Register. Among other things, the PRS covers the Family Radio Service (FRS), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), and the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS).

The revised rules allot additional FRS channels and increase the power on certain FRS channels from 0.5 W to 2 W. FRS channels are in...

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:31 pm

Texas Volunteer Examiner Setting Sights on Next 1,000 Exam Sessions

In July, Franz Laugermann, K3FL, of Houston, achieved a milestone that no other VEC has before by taking part as a Volunteer Examiner in his 1,000th exam session. And, he told ARRL, he’s far from finished.

“As long as I can be here, I’m gonna go on doing this,” he said, adding that he’s set his sights on 2,000 sessions. “It’s so rewarding to help other people through this.” He estimated that he’...

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 11:48 am

AMSAT Issues Second Call for 2018 Symposium Papers

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 8:22 am

The September Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 2:34 pm

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