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Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas

ARRL News - Mon, 2020-08-03 13:10

With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

ARRL News - Fri, 2020-07-31 13:35

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.

Power Out at ARRL Headquarters

ARRL News - Fri, 2020-07-31 12:02

Power is out at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, due to the failure of a nearby power transformer. It is not known how long the outage will last.

HQ will have very limited call-answering capabilities. All member-facing systems are on natural gas generators, however, and will not be affected, unless the power situation worsens and HQ telecommunication providers are affected.

Personnel ...

Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast

ARRL News - Fri, 2020-07-31 10:07

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.

“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figured out, she changes her mind,’” HWN M...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 2020-07-31 08:16

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.

Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, and average daily solar flux edged up f...

ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville

ARRL News - Thu, 2020-07-30 14:07

The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how well these protocols operate in this sett...

Nomination Signatures Sent via Email or Mail May Be Submitted for ARRL Offices

ARRL News - Thu, 2020-07-30 08:38

The ARRL Ethics & Elections Committee has announced that it will be acceptable in pending and future ARRL Director/Vice Director and Section Manager (SM) elections to submit nomination signatures that have been sent via email or mail, under these guidelines:

  • Petition copies must be made from the original form supplied by ARRL.

  • Forms must be exactly the same on both sides (i.e, autobiographical ...

Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series

ARRL News - Wed, 2020-07-29 12:42

A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced b...

A look back: 5 student success stories from NOAA and our partners

NOAA News Releases - Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
From kindergarteners to high schoolers and beyond, we love to hear about the great things students have accomplished when it comes to helping the ocean and atmosphere. Whether it’s learning about how to make their communities more resilient and sustainable or figuring out how to drastically reduce waste in their schools, these students were ahead of the game in making a difference for our world! Take a look back at these past student success stories from NOAA and our partners in 2018 and 2019.

A look back: What does it take to be an operational meteorologist? Students learned tools of the trade from the NWS

NOAA News Releases - Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
Meteorology students face plenty of career choices: should they go into broadcast, research, or operational forecasting? Each track offers a very different experience. And while students are exposed to broadcasters on television and researchers at their universities, it can be a challenge for them to experience operational forecasting.

A look back: Student marsh restoration saved shoreline from devastating hurricane

NOAA News Releases - Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
In October 2018, Hurricane Michael smacked the Florida Panhandle with winds up to 160 mph and storm surges as high as 14 feet. In Franklin County, houses were damaged, roads washed out, and overnight, debris and erosion transformed the coast. But at the Apalachicola Reserveoffsite link, a ribbon of saltmarsh extending about 1,000 feet along the coast was remarkably undisturbed in the wake of that category five storm — a testimony to the power of local students.

A look back: Chicago teens became advocates for building the city’s climate resilience

NOAA News Releases - Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
In 2019, Saturday visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, one of the largest science museums in the world, learned about the city’s past and future climate and weather challenges from an unlikely source — Chicago teens. As future leaders who will make decisions about the issues they face in their communities, MSI positioned high school-aged teens to act as advocates for building the city’s resilience to the impacts and consequences of global climate change.
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