Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 26, 2011

Practical Tips for Surviving Natural Disasters (Associated Content)
The most valuable lesson I've learned from emergency communications exercises and mentoring students in emergency preparedness courses is this: no matter how well you predict what might happen during an emergency, something unexpected will always happen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 25, 2011

Weather Needs A Human Touch (The Intelligencer)
Weather radar can only detect so much and so far, making "human spotters" integral to giving people extra warning to take cover during a tornado or severe thunderstorm.
Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week: Become a local storm spotter (WKYC-TV)
Each year a dedicated group of volunteer weather spotters called Skywarn provide weather service offices across Ohio with important eyewitness information about tornadoes, flash floods and damaging thunderstorms.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 24, 2011

Rep. Long discusses ham radio proposal (Springfield News Leader)
U.S. Rep. Billy Long assured local ham radio operators that he would keep them informed about a bill that contains a provision to sell a frequency band they use heavily.
Local schools practice emergency preparedness (Ukiah Daily Journal)
Wednesday was supposed to be the day Mendocino County tested its regional Tsunami Warning System, but in light of the earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami, the test was canceled.

PS Engineering introduces two audio panels (AOPA Pilot)
PS Engineering has introduced two new audio panels that add functionality in specialized applications requested by a select group of customers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 23, 2011

Resident hams it up (The Brampton Guardian)
Right frequency. Brampton's Don McPhee, member of the Peel Amateur Radio Club, communicates with other Ham operators from around the world.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ham Radio - News March 22, 2011

Red Cross Shelter Drill Prepares for Possible Disasters (WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34)
From American Red Cross: In light of the recent devastating events in Japan, Red Cross volunteers throughout New York State spent Saturday morning setting up disaster shelters in mock simulation training drills for a real disaster emergency.
Video: Coast Guard rescues man, dog from boat (SignOnSanDiego)
Monday, March 21, 2011 at 9:20 p.m. To see the video, click here. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from San Diego rescued a 77-year-old man and his dog who were stranded Monday on a disabled 30-foot sailboat about 120 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico.
History Lesson: Fallout Shelter (Courierpress)
History Lesson is a pictoral history of Evansville compiled by Patricia Sides, an archivist with Willard Library.
Class on weather spotting Thursday (Cleveland Daily Banner)
The National Weather Service will offer a class on basic weather spotting for residents of Bradley County and the surrounding area wishing to become trained weather observers.