[CATEGORY 5] Hurricane Maria

The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for St. Eustatius. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * U.S. Virgin Islands * British Virgin Islands * Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques * Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata A Tropical Storm Warning […]
20-Sep-2017, 04:33:27 (https://dx-world.net/hurricane-maria/)

Amateur Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Earthquake in Central Mexico

The FMRE National Emergency Net has activated on 7.060 MHz following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC on Tuesday. The net also uses 3.690 MHz and 14.120 MHz as well as IRLP reflector 9200, channel 08.

The epicenter was some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, which felt the temblor. Preliminary reports indicate a lot of collapsed buildings and missing p...

19-Sep-2017, 22:42:00 (www.arrl.org)

W1AW Supporting Partners in Hurricane Response; Bulletins and Visitor Operations Currently Suspended

The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, has suspended its regular bulletin transmissions beginning September 19, 2017 in order to help support its partners for both HF and long-haul communications response for Hurricane Maria. W1AW will be monitoring the Hurricane Watch, SATERN, and Caribbean Emergency Weather nets; checking Winlink2000 e-mail; checking into the VoIP Weather Net, and prov...

19-Sep-2017, 20:26:00 (www.arrl.org)

ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Amateur Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations to host Amateur Radio contacts in 2018 with a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The deadline to submit proposals is November 15. Contacts would be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2018.

Each year, A...

19-Sep-2017, 18:48:00 (www.arrl.org)

P4/DL4MM & P40AA – Aruba

Mathias, DL4MM, will be QRV from 24/01-31/01/2018 as P4/DL4MM. At CQ160 CW Contest he will be using again the P40AA callsign. Aim is to defend #1 World Single Op Assisted and to improve again the SA record. Outside the contest Mathias will focus on low bands. He will have special attention to JA and Asia […]
19-Sep-2017, 17:39:24 (https://dx-world.net/p4-dl4mm-p40aa-aruba/)

Rockwell Collins Sold to United Technologies

United Technologies has acquired avionics maker Rockwell Collins in a $30-billion deal. United Technologies said it wants to further enhance its role in aviation for both its military and commercial customers in the area of new aircraft connectivity systems.

Collins Radio and later Rockwell Collins for many years manufactured top-tier Amateur Radio equipment. Art Collins, W0CXX, founded Collins ...

19-Sep-2017, 17:09:00 (www.arrl.org)

AMSAT 2017 Annual Meeting and Space Symposium Issues Second Call for Papers

The AMSAT 2017 Annual Meeting and Space Symposium has issued a second call for papers. The event takes place the weekend of October 27-29 in Reno, Nevada.

AMSAT invites proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Satellite community. Tentative presentation titles are requested as soon as possible, with final copy du...

19-Sep-2017, 17:07:00 (www.arrl.org)

Radio Amateur on St. Lucia Relays Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica

As “potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria” is headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he gathered via repeater conversations with hams on Dominica, which was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Maria.

He recounted a damage report from Kerry Fevrier, J69YH, in Roseau, Dominica. “Trees down, rive...

19-Sep-2017, 14:12:00 (www.arrl.org)

Future of amateur radio video released

A video created by the RSGB was used by Don Beattie, President of IARU Region 1, at the IARU conference in Landshut to spark discussion about the future of amateur radio. Five young radio amateurs from different countries (filmed at YOTA 2017) explain what they think the future of amateur radio should look like. They […]
19-Sep-2017, 12:24:43 (rsgb.org)