Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 16, 2011

Protect disaster radio system (Springfield News Leader)
We are approaching the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Within the first weeks -- if not days -- of the attacks it was apparent that the lack of a common communications system was causing confusion among first responders.
Charlie-Mackie.jpg (Penninsula News Review)
Charlie Mackie, relaxing and enjoying the view of the Salish Sea from his North Saanich sunroom, much different from his days spent as a CGTAS Wireless Operator during the war.
This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week (Rushville Republican)
The American Red Cross along with the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Public Safety Commission, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, and the amateur radio community is participating in Severe Weather Preparedness week March 13 to 19, 2011.
Ice and wind attack topples communications tower (Canada)
A major communications tower on Mount Washington has collapsed. It was toppled by a combination of heavy ice forming on the steel lattice and strong winds.
Weather spotter team training Wednesday night in Henderson (Courierpress)
The local Emergency Management Agency will be offering a weather spotter team training seminar Wednesday night.
Young Ham of the Year is 12 (Beacon News)
James Martin, a 12-year-old from North Aurora, was named Young Ham of the Year by the Fox River Radio League, an organization that was established in 1924 as a resource to amateur radio operators in the Fox Valley area.

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