Hurricane Watch Net to Activate

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will activate at 1800 UTC today on 14.325 MHz and will remain in operation on 20 meters until the band closes. The HWN will commence 40-meter operations on 7.268 MHz at 2200 UTC and will remain operational overnight. Operations on 7.268 MHz will pause at 1130 UTC, and, if required, resume at approximately 1230 UTC, to allow the Waterway Net to conduct its daily net…

Gulf Coast States Brace for Hurricane Nate; Hurricane Watch Net May Activate

Now a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Nate is continuing to move rapidly over the central Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported early today. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is closely monitoring and has announced plans for a possible net activation later today on 14.265 MHz (and/or 7.268 MHz). The net now is at Alert Level 3, standby mode. As of 0900 UTC, Hurricane Nate was some…

IARU Region 2 Announces Ham Aid Donation of Funds and Equipment

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 has pledged to donate $5,000 as well as two Ham Aid kits to the Puerto Rico-Caribbean relief effort. The IARU is an organization consisting of over 160 national Amateur Radio societies around the world. The organization, which has been the spokesman and watchdog for the world Amateur Radio community since 1925, is divided into three Regional Org…

ARRL Reminds Amateurs to Keep Clear of Frequencies Designated for Puerto Rico-Caribbean Emergency Response

ARRL reminds Amateur Radio operators that emergency communications are taking place on and around 14.265, as well as other frequencies. Please avoid these frequencies whenever possible, to allow for emergency communications to transpire clearly and efficiently. If you must be on the air in the vicinity of these frequencies, please allow emergency operators at least 2 or 3 KHz on each side. Thank…