We would like to thank FEMA and the Department of homeland security, and our local Emergency manager for bringing this class to town and giving us a chance to participate. We learned a lot of information and procedures, including the command structure and possible requirements of the ham community if something were to happen. We have a lot of exposure to risk with the whether and industry. the likely hood that at some point we will be called on to help with emergency operations is a good bet. It was a great class, and many of the procedures will be incorporated into our field operations and future planning. We will have more information posted as time permits. Also sometime this week I will put links on our link page for field guides that those interested in being available for emergency ops should familiarize yourselves with. It is also recommend that if you have not taken any of the fema courses that you take the time and do the training, it is free, and I suspect will be required.
- 23 October 2020, 11:31 amThe K7RA Solar UpdateTad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports:Sunspots appeared every day of the past reporting week. Compared to the previous 7 days, the average daily sunspot number increased from 13.1 to 15. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.1 to 74.5. Geomagnetic indicators were up slightly, with average daily planetary A index rising from 2.7 to 5, and middle latitude A index going from 1.9 to...
- 22 October 2020, 11:29 pmARRL has issued guidelines for multioperator stations competing in the ARRL DX Contest (CW and phone). With the global pandemic continuing to impose restrictions on social gatherings, multioperator contest stations may not be able to operate normally while still adhering to local social distancing guidelines. ARRL has taken the decision to make temporary accommodations for a multioperator stati...
- 22 October 2020, 7:27 pm