Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net – 14.3250 MHz and 7.2680

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Hurricane Frequencies

Please be aware that due to the breadth of this series of weather events, numerous emergency and public service nets are in session, especially on the 80, 40, and 20 meter bands. US licensees are reminded that Part 97.101 (c) always gives priority to stations providing emergency communications. All stations should be aware that in a large-scale natural disaster, immediate threats to life and property can happen quickly. In order for Amateur Radio to play an effective role in supporting humanitarian efforts, it is key that all licensees cooperate to minimize potential on-air problems.

Amateurs should also be aware that the primary users on the 60-meter channels are using those channels extensively. Amateur stations, as secondary users, must ensure that their communications are conducted in such a manner to ensure that Federal government stations, as primary users, can have immediate use of any 60-meter channel. Amateurs, please make sure you are leaving adequate breaks between transmissions to allow the primary stations to use the frequency. If a primary user does break into an amateur contact on the frequency, the amateurs involved should immediately cease their transmissions.

If an ongoing emergency net experiences ongoing interference, the net leadership should contact ARRL at 860-594-0337 to report the problems. ARRL staff is working with FCC officials to investigate reports and forward them to the FCC for potential action.

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Hurricane Watch Net

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The HWN will remain in continuous operation until further notice. Daytime operation on 14.325 MHz will begin at 1100 UTC each day, continuing for as long as propagation allows. Nighttime operations will be on 7.268 MHz, starting at 2200 UTC and will continue overnight. If propagation dictates, the net will operate both frequencies at the same time.
The net is seeking “observed, ground-truth data” from stations in the affected areas — including wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, barometric pressure, rainfall, damage, and storm surge. “Measured weather data is always appreciated, but estimated data is accepted,” Graves said. “We will also be interested to collect and report significant damage assessment data back to FEMA officials stationed in the National Hurricane Center.”

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Solar Storm

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Space Weather News for Sept. 5, 2017
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A SOLAR STORM IS COMING: Yesterday, during a flurry of M-class solar flares, sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. NOAA forecasters say the cloud is likely to arrive late on Sept. 6th, causing moderately-strong (G2-class) geomagnetic storms with isolated periods of strong (G3-class) storming on Sept. 6th and 7th. Visit Spaceweather.com to view the aurora forecast and a movie of the CME leaving the sun.
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Above: The source of the incoming solar storm is huge sunspot AR2673, shown here in a Sept. 5th photo taken by amateur astronomer Philippe Tosi of Nîmes, France. An image of Earth was inserted for scale. More pictures of this sunspot may be found in the Space Weather Photo Gallery.

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Texas Ham Radio Emergency Frequencies

Texas Ham Radio Emergency Frequencies All Sections:
3.873.00 LSB Texas ARES
3.910.00 LSB Central Texas Emergency
3.935.00 LSB Texas ARES Health & Welfare
3.975.00 LSB Texas RACES Alternate
7.240.00 LSB Texas Emergency
7.248.00 LSB Texas RACES Primary
7.250.00 LSB Texas Emergency
7.273.00 LSB Texas ARES Alternate
7.285.00 LSB Texas ARES Emergency Day
7.290.00 LSB Texas ARES Health & Welfare
South Section:
3.955.00 LSB South Texas Emergency

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More Eclipse Info

More interesting information on the solar eclipse.

They will have 15 groups in Tennessee launching these.
These will travel up to around 100,000 ft before bursting, then will descend via parachute at 3000 ft per minute.
These will be capturing video that will be uploaded to NASA.
We may be monitoring in case they land around here to recover them.

http://www.coe.montana.edu/eclipse/index.html

MJ
W4HZB
DCCARC Secratary

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DMR Presentation

The following is a 4 part (almost 3 hour) video presentation by the Ohio ARRL that explains programming DMR code plugs. This is a detailed presentation and will answer a lot of questions. Dale (KC2CBD) of the Putnam County ARES recommended this series to members interested in using DMR.

http://arrl-ohio.org/digital/cp-writing.html

73, KW1LL

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