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Preparedness Fast Facts – Hurricanes
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Be Red Cross Ready – Hurricane Safety Checklist [PDF]
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Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.
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...
ACR Electronics has introduced the world’s Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)—the MicroFix, a one-button activated, emergency signaling device for hunters, pilots, hikers, climbers and outdoorsmen. The MicroFix, which has just received FCC approvals, is 35% smaller and 25% lighter than its predecessor, the ACR TerraFix, a PLB that aided in the rescue of a number of distressed outdoors enthusiasts around...
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...
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At a recent gathering hosted by Thailand's amateur radio society, RAST, those present heard how RAST Secretary Wacharaphol, HS4DDQ, and his team working with the Public Health Ministry on Ngarmwongwarn Road and using the callsign HS0AC had helped to save almost 1,000 lives by coordinating rescue communications in cases of medical emergencies.
The activities of the amateur...
Japan Asks Radio Amateurs to Keep Frequencies Clear As Country Goes into Recovery Mode after Devastating Earthquake
After the 8.9 earthquake that struck near Sendai, Japan at 2:46 JST (0546 UTC) on Friday, March 11, the island nation is trying to recover. Soon after the earthquake -- which the US Geological Survey (USGS) is calling the largest to hit the island nation in 140 years -- Japan has been...