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Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open additional ROE collection centers for the Operation Blue Roof Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open additional Blue Roof Right of Entry (ROE) collection centers in Calhoun, Gulf and Jackson Counties. The Blue Roof program provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property affected by Hurricane Michael until permanent repairs can be made.

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Posted on 21 October 2018 | 7:23 am

Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Wakulla County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Crawfordville in Wakulla County.

 

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Posted on 20 October 2018 | 4:29 pm

FEMA Public Notice Concerning Temporary Housing Units in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – FEMA is required by law to give final public notice of its decision to provide direct temporary housing assistance under the Individuals and Households program for the counties of Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Columbus, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson.

The notice is posted on FEMA’s Hurricane Florence North Carolina (DR-4393) disaster webpage at fema.gov/hurricane-florence and on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website at ncdps.gov/public-notice-temporary-housing-units.

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Posted on 20 October 2018 | 12:00 pm

What to Expect After Applying for FEMA Assistance

ATLANTA- As Georgia residents begin their recovery and apply for federal assistance, the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to empower every survivor with information on what to expect next.
 
First, file with insurance & apply with FEMA

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Posted on 20 October 2018 | 7:57 am

FACT SHEET: Navigating Your Recovery: Debris Removal

The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want Georgians to know the best way to remove debris from their property.

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Posted on 20 October 2018 | 7:43 am

Beware of Fraud and Scams

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Disasters bring out criminals looking to prey on survivors who appear to be easy targets for their scams.

Survivors should be aware that fraud and scams can occur anytime. FEMA encourages survivors to be alert and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud by scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals.

Anyone who suspects fraud or scams should call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. The toll-free number is open 24 hours a day.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 3:38 pm

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Kansas

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 state of Kansas.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 3:07 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kansas

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding from Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, 2018.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 3:05 pm

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Dougherty County for Georgia Survivors

ATLANTA, Ga. — A Disaster Recovery Center is opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty County to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 2:19 pm

Direct Housing for Hurricane Florence Survivors in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA this week began providing the first temporary housing units to households displaced by Hurricane Florence. Other units are being delivered to a staging area in Kinston daily.

FEMA is providing two forms of Direct Temporary Housing Assistance in 10 counties: Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 2:13 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Early, Miller and Seminole Counties for Georgia Survivors

ATLANTA, Ga. — Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Early, Miller and Seminole counties to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 2:11 pm

Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  South Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence can learn how to salvage storm-damaged household treasures from Smithsonian Institution preservation experts visiting five State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) over the next two weeks.

Among the heirlooms that may be salvageable are photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other keepsakes. The experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean these items, maintain personal safety during the salvage process, set priorities and other treatment options.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 12:00 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Sundays; Help Still Readily Available

RALEIGH, N.C. – State/FEMA disaster recovery centers will close on Sundays, starting Oct. 21. The centers will continue to operate during their currently scheduled days and hours.

 

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 10:47 am

One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina have one month left to register with FEMA. The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is Nov. 20, 2018.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties may apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured disaster-caused damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 10:01 am

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

TALLHASSEE, Fla. — Hurricane Michael survivors who applied for disaster assistance will receive a "letter of eligibility" following an initial application review by FEMA. Survivors should carefully read this letter as it explains the status of their application, how to respond, the amount of any assistance that FEMA may provide, and how to appropriately use federal disaster-assistance funds.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:43 am

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Wisconsin

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 state of Wisconsin.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:10 am

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14, 2018.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:06 am

Hurricane Michael Survivors Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Disaster unemployment assistance is available to survivors who lived or worked in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla or Washington counties who lost income as a direct result of Hurricane Michael in Florida.

 

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 4:07 pm

FEMA Awards Maryland over $23 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:24 pm

FEMA Awards Delaware $2 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:15 pm

FEMA Awards Washington, DC $4.9 million to Help First Responder Organizations in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:13 pm

FEMA and the American Red Cross Continue to Build Partnerships

PHILADELPHIA – Business cards trade hands every day – introducing new partners, serving as a bridge to a stronger relationship between two organizations, and serving as an invaluable reminder that a new and potentially vital contact is just a phone call or email away.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:44 pm

Insurance Available, Critical for Flood Recovery

PHILADELPHIAFlooding can, and does, happen everywhere. The good news - flood insurance is available anywhere. Whether or not you are mapped into the flood zone, insurance is available to protect lives and property.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:38 pm

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery.

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 12:55 pm

FEMA Awards Puerto Rico Nearly $46 Million in Federal Grants

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion.

 

The grants approved are distributed as follows:

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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 10:10 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.

Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, Resigns as Rocky Mountain Division Director

In a letter to ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, on Friday, October 19th, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, resigned as Director of the Rocky Mountain Division due to time constraints and competing duties with work and family. As such, the Secretary of the Corporation has declared the position vacant.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Articles of Association, Vice Director Jeff Ryan, K0RM, will assume th...

Posted on 20 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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 19 October 2018 | 12:56 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.

Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 9:42 am

WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.

“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 9:38 am

ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is hop...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:10 pm

Norwegian Radio Amateur Being Prevented from Leaving Chad

A saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, where Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, had only operated as TT8KO for about 1 day before security police shut down his station on October 10. He’d logged 2,150 contacts, already uploaded to Club Log, and all antennas except a 160-meter vertical had been installed. At the...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 2:46 pm

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) 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 Doct...

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 8:00 am

New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 3:24 pm

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 2:43 pm

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 12:02 pm

ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads

The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 8:44 am

FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

[UPDATED 2018-10-19 @ 1550 UTC] The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite. The RTTY Roundup takes place January 5 - 6, 2019. A "Practice Contest" has been set for Wednesday, October 24, in North American time zones. Details are below.

“Even though digital modes ot...

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 8:41 am




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