ARRL Headquarters Monitoring Progress of Hurricane Lane, Radio Gear Available to Deploy


[UPDATED: 2018-08-24 @ 1434 UTC]: ARRL Headquarters is in monitoring mode, as powerful Hurricane Lane — now a Category 3 storm — approaches Hawaii, ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, said on Wednesday, and Ham Aid Amateur Radio equipment is available for deployment.  The storm already is causing catastrophic flooding on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Corey said the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has a team on standby to assist with communication between Hawaii and the mainland, if needed. Amateur Radio at the National Hurricane Center in Miami also is standing by to assist with communication between the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and the National Hurricane Center. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN) International SATERN SSB Net will activate Friday, August 24, at 1800 UTC, in response to Hurricane Lane. The primary frequency is 14.265 MHz, with 14.312 MHz as a backup.


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This is Daniel Kochanowicz, NØREY. I want to take a second to say "Welcome!"  and "Thank you!" for entering our biggest giveaway to date!  Over $4000.00 worth of products to be given away to one lucky person!

We've had an awesome 2018 and we want to give back to the amateur radio community.  Our goal with this giveaway is to create awareness of the 1.25m band.  We want every Amateur Radio Club to put up a  220 MHz system.  It's an awesome area of the spectrum.  

It is with great sorrow that the Woodchuck ARC has lost a Dear Member this Morning.

Bill Salem, N8MXU, was the last original founding member of the Woodchuck ARC.

Bill was recently honored by the Woodchuck's for his service to the Club and Ham Radio in general.

We will post more information as it becomes available:    Obituary Info    


From Dave, K8WRS:

"I am sad to report the loss of the last continuous member of the original Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club, Bill Salem who passed away on March 23, 2019.
Bill Salem stayed with the club in both good and bad times over the many years and sought to make the club a better place for us all.
We will miss his quite demeanor and the willingness to share his knowledge of radio with us over the years, he will be missed.

To those of us who knew him for many years he will be missed in many, many ways. I personally met him 27 years ago when I joined the Woodchuck A.R.C. and enjoyed his company at many club events when we were both a bit younger and had more energy, please read the information below concerning the visitation and funeral arrangements contained in the attachment below forwarded to me by Larry (N8OWS) who requested I forward this info to the membership."


God Bless and Keep MXU.....


Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, says the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been relatively quiet up until now, but September typically is the peak month for storms. The quick-developing Tropical Storm Gordon now is forecast to make landfall late on Tuesday evening as a Category 1 hurricane. In preparation, the Hurricane Watch Net will activate at 1500 UTC on September 4 on 14.325 MHz. The net remains at Alert Level 3.

“We will remain in operation on 20 meters until the band closes,” Graves said. “Additionally, we will start 40 meter operations on 7.268 MHz beginning at 2200 UTC and will remain operational overnight.


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