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Newsletter Posted

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Thu 14 Sep., 2017 07:28 EDT - (22 Reads)
The September 2017 edition of the Listening Post has been uploaded to this website. You can find it under the Newsletters section.
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  • Radio Amateur on St. Lucia Relays Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica    (Tue 19 Sep., 2017)
    As “potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria” is headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he gathered via repeater conversations with hams on Dominica, which was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Maria.He recounted a damage report from Kerry Fevrier, J69YH, in Roseau, Dominica. “Trees down, rive...
  • Caribbean Emergency Weather Net Activates; FEMA Announces Interoperability Nets    (Mon 18 Sep., 2017)
    Jeff Austin, 9Y4J, Emergency Coordinator Advisory Group, IARU Region 2, Area E, reports that the Caribbean Emergency Weather Net (CEWN), activated at 1030 UTC on 3.815 MHz. The net will use 3.815 and/or 7.188 MHz as propagation dictates. The CEWN will provide 24-hour coverage during the passage of Hurricane Maria and in the storm’s immediate wake, in case there is a need to pass health-and-welf...
  • IARU Administrative Council Considers New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat    (Mon 18 Sep., 2017)
    The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) believes high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles has significant potential for interference with radio communication. That assessment came as the AC met on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference, to review its priorities and positions with r...
  • Hurricane Redux: Amateur Radio Community Goes on Alert for Maria    (Mon 18 Sep., 2017)
    Caribbean Island residents and the Amateur Radio community have hardly had a chance to catch a breath from Hurricane Irma as recovery operations continue, but now Hurricane Maria is knocking on the door. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated today on 14.325 MHz, with plans to maintain operations on that frequency during the day and on 7.268 MHz after dark.“As propagation dictates, we may oper...
  • St. Croix Amateur Radio Club Supports Irma Response in US Virgin Islands    (Fri 15 Sep., 2017)
    Amateur Radio volunteers from the St. Croix Amateur Radio Club are supporting the Hurricane Irma response at the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), utilizing 60-meter band channel 2 (5.346.5 MHz USB) to coordinate emergency communications. The net is continuously monitored and has scheduled situation reports (SITREPS) at 1200 and 2200 UTC.The club’s NP2VI is the ne...
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  • Red Cross ID: New photo IDs will be issued to QCEN members in good-standing who have completed the background check. You must have the new standard ID to participate in any Red Cross activities that require credentials.
  • Communicator's Manual: see the reference section to get this important guide to QCEN operations — it will be growing soon!!
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