The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Emergency Telecommunications Guide is now available for download from the IARU website. The guide was developed to provide the IARU member-societies with materials suitable for training radio amateurs to participate in emergencies. It also was designed to provide guidance to individual Amateur Radio operators with little or no experience in handling...
Radio Amateurs responding to Slovenia Electricity Disruption
Since 31st January Slovenia has been affected by extreme cold weather such as blizzards, heavy snow and sleet. This has caused the collapse of power lines under the weight of ice, snow and falling trees with electricity disruptions now affecting 250,000 people (25% of households). The restoration of electricity supply is being...
Over 2.6 million Amateur Radio stations around the world working on the amateur radio bands. They have often provided the first information of a disaster and served as the only link in the rural and remote areas.
List of radio frequencies for the hurricane season 2011-12.
490.0 (Sitor-B) NAVTEX alternate, languages other than English
518.0 (Sitor-B) US & Canadian CGs, Navigational Telex...
Date: 13 March 2012
Time: 16-17 GMT
Freq: 14292 KHz
Note: Regular ALSKA-PACIFIC Emergency preparedness NET on 20m Band. Lot's of Alaskan stations and West Coast USA.
Over Internet Remote Control Receiver @ New York (USA) / SWL Op: DL/KL1A.
The PB-1000 is a completely self contained, portable, rechargeable power solution for backup radio communications, recharge cell phones or walkie-talkies complete with solar panel. Can you imagine how Hurricane Katrina would have been different for the police and fire fighters had they purchased several of these boxes? The police would have been able to recharge their radios, recharge cell phones,...
Kansas City news station KMBC9 reporter Brenda Washington interviews Chet Hallberg about the role amateur radio plays in emergency communications. Specifically, they focus on communications after a large earthquake on the New Madrid fault. In the second part, Chet shows off one of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief vehicles. He goes on to explain the different...
Amateur radio operators are still assisting with disaster communications, after last weekend's snowstorm and massive power blackouts that followed. The storm, which dumped more than a foot of wet snow on many areas, brought down tree limbs and power lines, and left more than 700 thousand Connecticut homes in the dark.
For ham radio, the Connecticut Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service...