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ARRL News - Fri, 2021-04-09 09:13

March 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

ARRL News - Thu, 2021-04-08 16:42

The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the March 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

The FCC delayed action on the renewal application of a General Class licensee in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in order to review allegations of repeated transmission of obscenities and failure to properly identi...

ARISS USA Gets IRS 501(c)(3) Recognition

ARRL News - Thu, 2021-04-08 11:13

ARISS-USA, a Maryland nonprofit corporation, has earned recognition from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific, and educational organization. ARISS-USA is the US segment of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) international working group. With this IRS determination, donations to ARISS-USA become tax-deductible in the US, ret...

Traditional Amateur Radio Contesting Faces a Demographic Cliff

ARRL News - Thu, 2021-04-08 11:04

Frank Howell, K4FMH, followed up his two-part National Contest Journal (NCJ) series, “The Demographics of Contesting,” with a post to his Social Circuits blog, called “Lemmings over a Demographic Cliff?” (His original articles appeared in the July/August and September/October 2020 issues of NCJ.) Howell points to data showing that radio contesters are older than the average ARRL member. Taking ...

YOTA Announces New Three-Times-a-Year Contest

ARRL News - Thu, 2021-04-08 11:00

“Team YOTA” of Youngsters on the Air in IARU Region 1 has announced it will sponsor a new contest, the YOTA Contest. Open to all radio amateurs, it takes place three times a year and runs just 12 hours. YOTA said the aim is to boost on-the-air activity by younger radio amateurs and to support YOTA. The contest will take place on different 12-hour windows on three Saturdays.

The opening event wil...

Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters

ARRL News - Wed, 2021-04-07 09:55

Radio amateurs are invited to take part in the MARS exercise now under way until April 10 in support of the US Department of Defense. The five USB channelized 60-meter frequencies are available for interoperability (communication between services).

By convention, Channel 1 is designated the calling channel. This convention is established to train the amateur radio community to reach out on Chann...

VoIP Hurricane Net Organizational Announcement - Appointment of WX9VOR-Debby Gray to Assistant Director of VoIP Hurricane Net Operations

VoIP SKYWARN Hurricane Net - Sat, 2018-07-28 12:47

Hello to all...

As Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net, I am pleased to announce that WX9VOR-Debby Gray, has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net. Debby will take the place of N0UAM, Jim Sellars, who became a silent key in May of this year. She joins K2DCD-Dennis Dura as a second assistant within the VoIP Hurricane Net Management team.

Debby joined the VoIP Hurricane Net as a net control operator in 2016. In 2017, not only did she do multiple long net control shifts during that historic Atlantic hurricane season, she also recruited several new and experienced net controls from within her local area that supported the net tirelessly during both Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Debby worked professionally for 22 years as an IT Consultant, Educator and Mission Critical Support Specialist. It was during this time that she was involved in disaster planning and recovery through many natural and man-made disasters. Debby has been involved in recent years with amateur radio as the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Kane County Illinois (IL) and the ARES DEC for Districts 3 & 4 in Northeast IL. She also volunteers as a Sergeant for the Naperville EMA Communications and Weather units, and is one of the senior members of the WX9LOT Ham Team supporting NWS Chicago and the NWS Chicago SKYWARN program.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team is proud to have Debby within our team. She brings additional valuable experience into our team from a different part of the United States and has brought a set of resources to the net and will continue to support recruitment. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:58:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2016-09-26 14:58
FLUS44 KFWD 261958 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 258 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-271200- 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- 258 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ JLDUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:14:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2016-09-26 12:14
FLUS44 KFWD 261714 AAA HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 1214 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-271130- 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- 1214 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:24:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2016-09-25 15:24
FLUS44 KFWD 252024 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 324 PM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-261200- 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- 324 PM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREATS FROM ANY STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH. MINOR FLOODING MAY OCCUR WHERE THUNDERSTORMS IMPACT ANY PARTICULAR AREA FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM GRAHAM TO DFW TO SULPHUR SPRINGS. PRIMARY HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTNING STRIKES AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER REPORTS OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING ARE APPRECIATED. $$ JLDUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:15:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2016-09-25 04:15
FLUS44 KFWD 250915 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 415 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-261100- 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- 415 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THROUGH TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH THE HIGHEST CHANCES EXPECTED ALONG AND WEST OF THE INTERSTATE 35 AND 35 WEST CORRIDORS. THE MAIN RISKS FROM ANY STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH. THE HIGHEST RISK FOR FLOODING WILL BE ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF NORTH TEXAS...WHERE LIFT WILL BE THE STRONGEST. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA ON MONDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. PRIMARY HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTNING STRIKES AND FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THOSE AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 281 WHERE SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING OF TYPICAL LOW LYING AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SOME LOCALES. WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WEST OF I-35/I-35W...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FURTHER EAST. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER REPORTS OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING ARE APPRECIATED. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:39:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:39
FLUS44 KFWD 242039 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 339 PM CDT SAT SEP 24 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-251200- 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- 339 PM CDT SAT SEP 24 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST LATE TONIGHT. WHILE THERE IS A RISK FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS ACROSS ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT...THE GREATEST CHANCES WILL BE GENERALLY WEST OF I-35/35W. THE MAIN RISKS FROM STORMS TONIGHT WILL BE LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE BEST CHANCES WEST OF I-35/35W AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF THE AREA MAY PRODUCE SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING OF TYPICAL LOW LYING AREAS. WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL MAINLY WEST OF I-35/I-35W...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FURTHER EAST. LOW THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE MAINLY ACROSS CENTRAL TEXAS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY BEFORE DRY CONDITIONS RETURN TUESDAY NIGHT AND BEYOND. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$
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