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NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:27:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - 5 hours 3 min ago
FLUS44 KFWD 210827 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 327 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-220830- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 327 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. PATCHY FOG CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MID MORNING HOURS. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM EASTLAND TO SHERMAN. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

ARRL Headquarters IT Department Working to Resolve Threat to Logbook of The World Server

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:01

On Sunday afternoon, it was discovered that the Logbook of The World server at ARRL HQ was involved in a denial of service attack that disrupted operations. The ARRL IT Department identified the source and is continuing work on eliminating the threat. There may be intermittent disruptions of the Logbook service while the ultimate fix is being implemented. We apologize for any inconvenience.

IARU Administrative Council Resolution Seeks to Rein in Electromagnetic Interference

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:13

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has called upon International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signatory nations to take steps to ensure that the operation of “electrical apparatus or installations of any kind, including power and telecommunication distribution networks,” does not cause harmful interference to Amateur Radio operations. The Council adopted a reso...

4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:48

The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment, which will carry an Amateur Radio payload, is set to launch from China, attached to the final stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. The launch will take place within a narrow window on October 23, with lunar flyby to occur, nominally, on October 28. Integration of the LX0OHB-4M Amateur Radio payload was completed on October 12. D...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:34:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:34
FLUS44 KFWD 201934 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 234 PM CDT MON OCT 20 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-211200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 234 PM CDT MON OCT 20 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM EASTLAND...TO MINERAL WELLS...TO DENTON...TO SHERMAN. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECED. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

Radio Amateurs Play a Role in Separate Storm Responses

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:28

Amateur Radio volunteers activated on opposite ends of the US late last week and over the weekend as separate hurricanes struck Bermuda and Hawaii. Both regions were prepared and fared well with no deaths, serious injuries, or major property damage reported.

Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo, the stronger of the two storms, was a Category 3 hurricane when it made a near-direct hit on Bermuda on...

W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:34

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Alabama and Michigan. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 22 (the evening of October 21 in US time zones), to West Virginia (W1AW/8) and Nevada (W1AW/7). W1AW/KH0 also will be active until October 21 from Tinian Island in the Northern Marianas. So far during 2014, W...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:11:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2014-10-20 04:11
FLUS44 KFWD 200911 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 411 AM CDT MON OCT 20 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-211000- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 411 AM CDT MON OCT 20 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM GRAHAM TO DENTON TO EMORY. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:30:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2014-10-19 14:30
FLUS44 KFWD 191930 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 230 PM CDT SUN OCT 19 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-201200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 230 PM CDT SUN OCT 19 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ DUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:22:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:22
FLUS44 KFWD 190822 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 322 AM CDT SUN OCT 19 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-201000- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 322 AM CDT SUN OCT 19 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE GENERALLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20 THURSDAY AND EAST OF A LINE FROM SHERMAN TO TERRELL TO CENTERVILLE THURSDAY NIGHT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Report - Saturday October 18th, 2014

VoIP SKYWARN Hurricane Net - Sat, 2014-10-18 19:48

Hello to all..

VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Report for Saturday October 18th, 2014:

Voice Check-Ins - Net Controls/VoIP Hurricane Net Staff/SKYWARN Coordinators/EOC Liaisons (6)
K3WRY-Joe-Richmond, VA (Primary NCO)
WA2AQQ-Bob-East Meadow, NY (Secondary NCO)
KD1CY-Rob-New Bedford, MA
KC5FM-Lloyd-Altus, OK
WA3TOY-Kurt-Passadena, MD
KJ4EJH-John-Newport, NC

General Voice Check-Ins (9):
JH1OCA-Ken-Tokyo, Japan
VE9MTB-Rick-St Andrews, New Brunswick Canada
N2HLB-John-Ellenville, NY
KG6FIY-Endaf-Long Beach, CA
N5VX-Dale-Altus, OK
KK4DQJ-Frank-Naples, FL
KA5EZQ-Rick-Belle Chasse, LA
WB8REI-Jeff-Tiffin, OH
KG7FOR-Michelle-Yelm, WA

Textbox Checkins (7):
W4WMM-Alan-Mobile, AL
KA1NMA-Bob-Plymouth, MA
KJ4PWY-Mike-Frederick, MD
VE1MBR-Bob-Canadian Hurricane Center - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada
WA3ZWX-Chuck-Millersville, MD
WB4TNH-Richard-Nasville, TN
KC2PBT-John-Astoria, NY

Total Voice Check-ins (including NCOs and net Management): 15
Total Textbox Check-ins: 7
TOTAL NET CHECK-INS: 22

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:53:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sat, 2014-10-18 14:53
FLUS44 KFWD 181953 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 253 PM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-191200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 253 PM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MAINLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 35. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ DUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 03:51:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:51
FLUS44 KFWD 180851 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 351 AM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-190900- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 351 AM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM GAINESVILLE TO MINERAL WELLS TO EASTLAND. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:22

Solar activity declined this week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 98 last week to 55.1 in the week ending Wednesday, October 15. Average daily solar flux went from 131.9 to 117.4.

Average planetary A index rose from 6.4 to 10.4. The most unsettled geomagnetic day was Tuesday, October 14, when the planetary A index was 18, and the planetary K index reached 5 for 9 hours overnight. ...

CQ Will Not Accept Logs from Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs

ARRL News - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:48

CQ has announced that it will no longer accept logs for any CQ-sponsored contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs. CQ Magazine said that “after considerable deliberation,” it has decided to follow the lead of the US government and the United Nations and will consider the embattled Crimea region to be a part of Ukraine, “until such time as the political situation ...

AMSAT Invites Ideas and Suggestions for Next-Gen Satellites

ARRL News - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:17

AMSAT has invited the Amateur Satellite community to submit ideas and suggestions for the next generation of AMSAT satellites. AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, announced the plan at the recent 2014 AMSAT Space Symposium in Baltimore. AMSAT asked that ideas be based on the CubeSat platform, as “this is the standard through which we will look for launches in the foreseeable fu...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:06:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:06
FLUS44 KFWD 172006 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 306 PM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-181200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 306 PM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

Educational Entities: Apply Now for Space Station Ham Radio Contact Opportunities

ARRL News - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:52

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has announced that the application window is open for proposals from formal and informal educational institutions and organizations to host an Amateur Radio contact with an ISS crew member. The deadline for proposals is December 15. Educational entities may apply individually or in concert with other institutions or organizati...

N6XMW Wins October QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Fri, 2014-10-17 08:28

The winner of the October QST Cover Plaque award is William Alsup, N6XMW, for his article “Extended Double Zepp Yagi Antenna.”

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 November issue today.

 

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:37:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:37
FLUS44 KFWD 170837 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 337 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-181000- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 337 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$
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