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Berkeley County, SC
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Clarksville CATS, TN
Bradley County, TN
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Hamilton County, TN
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Heart of TN ARES
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Rockland County, NY
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

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Barrie ARC, ON
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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

HUD Teams with FEMA to Support Florida Survivors

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you were receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rental assistance and were displaced by Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for help from FEMA.

Federal law prevents FEMA from duplicating benefits provided by another agency. When your HUD-assisted home becomes unlivable, HUD stops paying rental assistance for that residence. You may then be eligible for other forms of disaster assistance.

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 4:44 pm

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Bay and Leon Counties

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 4:35 pm

FAQ: Getting the Disaster Help You Need

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and non-profit organizations are working every day to help Butte County wildfire survivors. The following questions and answers address common questions and clear up rumors and misconceptions.

1. Does my property have to be inspected within 30 days to remain eligible for disaster assistance?

No. The disaster assistance application period remains open until Jan. 11, 2019, and survivors do not become ineligible if their properties cannot yet be inspected.

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 3:10 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.

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

Hamvention® Seeks 2019 Award Nominees

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 10:24 am

Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 Receiver Suffers Apparent Failure

The receiver on the newly launched Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 CubeSat seems to have suffered a receiver failure that could render the satellite unusable, AMSAT said over the weekend. Efforts continue by AMSAT Engineering to establish the cause of the problem and determine if a fix is possible. AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, reported over the weekend that the issue cropped up during ...

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 2:21 pm

News from the ARRL Contest Branch

The ARRL Contest Branch reports that preliminary results now are available for the 2018 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW and for the 2018 September VHF ContestPreliminary results for the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest also have been posted. The Contest Branch reminds participants that logs for the 2018 ARRL 10-Meter Contest are due by 2359 UTC on December 16, and the 2018 ARRL EME Contest logs are du...

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 1:37 pm

WSJT-X 2.0 Full Release Now Available; FT8 Enthusiasts Urged to Upgrade Now

The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard, because the FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older versions of the program. That includes any version 1.9 releases.

“The new protocols become the worldwide standards starting on De...

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 1:30 pm

2018 QST Antenna Design Competition Winners Announced

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 6:57 pm

ARRL Bill Leonard Audio Reporting Award Presented in New York City

The 2017 ARRL Bill Leonard W2SKE Professional Media Award for Audio Reporting was presented in New York on December 6 to the producers and staff of the radio program “The Takeaway.” The program, a joint production of Public Radio International (PRI), WGBH, and WNYC, aired a number of stories about Amateur Radio’s role in supporting disaster relief agencies in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Mar...

Posted on 7 December 2018 | 4:17 pm




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