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Listening Post for April

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 15 Apr., 2015 09:07 EDT - (26 Reads)
The Listening Post for April 2015 is now posted to the "Newsletters" section of this website.
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  • Amateur Radio in Play in Aftermath of Nepal Earthquake    (Sun 26 Apr., 2015)
    At least one HF net is reported to be handling emergency and relief-related traffic in the wake of a devastating and deadly earthquake in Central Nepal. The magnitude 7.9 quake on April 25 caused landslides on Mount Everest during the climbing season, killing an unknown number of mountaineers and stranding others. A strong aftershock hit April 26. So far, some 2200 people are reported dead. The...
  • AMSAT: Amateur Radio Payload Could Share Space on Geostationary Satellite    (Sun 26 Apr., 2015)
    There is big news on the Amateur Radio satellite front. AMSAT-NA has announced that, if all goes according to plan, an Amateur Radio payload will go into space on a geostationary satellite that’s planned for launch in 2017. As opposed to the more typical low-Earth-orbit, a geostationary orbit would permit earthbound hams within its footprint to operate through the satellite essentially 24/7. Ac...
  • House Committee Asks FCC for Documents Related to Proposed Enforcement Bureau Closures    (Fri 24 Apr., 2015)
    The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce has given the Federal Communications Commission a May 7 deadline to produce documents related to FCC Enforcement Bureau proposals to close two-thirds of its field offices and eliminate nearly one-half of its staff of field agents. In an April 23 letter, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that his panel wants the Commi...
  • Logbook of The World Offline Temporarily as of Friday, April 24    (Fri 24 Apr., 2015)
    ARRL’s Logbook of The World went offline unexpectedly.  The team is aware of the issue and is working to get it back on line. Thank you for your patience while we work to restore this. 
  • Logbook of The World STATUS as of Friday, April 24    (Fri 24 Apr., 2015)
    ARRL’s Logbook of The World has been experiencing intermittent outages.  The team is aware of the problem and asks that if you find you are unable to get into LoTW, try back at a later time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work through this. 
  • Mexican Red Cross Responding to Hospital Explosion    (American Red Cross, Thu 29 Jan., 2015)
    On January 29th, an explosion caused extensive damage to the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City. The Mexican Red Cross has responded with 23 ambulances and more than 40 rescuers and is helping to transport victims to other hospitals. The Mexican Red Cross has not asked for additional assistance from the American […]
  • Disaster Alert: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Approaches the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 04 Dec, 2014)
    Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) has gained strength in the western Pacific and is projected to intensify further as it heads towards the Philippines. If the storm makes landfall, it will pose a serious threat to lives, homes and livelihoods. It is possible that it will cross through highly populated areas and affect millions […]
  • Disaster Update: Mexican Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Odile    (American Red Cross, Thu 18 Sep., 2014)
    More than 500 Red Cross volunteers are helping people affected by Hurricane Odile in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The volunteers—120 of which are paramedics—are providing basic medical check-ups and delivering food to people housed in shelters. The Red Cross has sent 2,000 food parcels to the city of Los Cabos. In addition, […]
  • Disaster Update: Hurricane Odile in Mexico    (American Red Cross, Tue 16 Sep., 2014)
    Hurricane Odile struck Mexico’s Baja peninsula on late Sunday evening. Now graded as a Tropical Storm, the system is still active and slowly moving up the peninsula. Roughly 80% of the areas in Hurricane Odile’s path are without electricity and approximately 3,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, as of September 15. In response, […]
  • Disaster Update: West Africa Ebola Outbreak    (American Red Cross, Thu 31 July, 2014)
    As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history continues to devastate Western Africa, the American Red Cross is supporting efforts through both financial and staffing support. While the Sierra Leone Red Cross is taking the lead in promoting awareness through social mobilization campaigns, the American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, […]


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