ARES E-Letter Issues


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BIG ISLAND ARRL NEWS, 19 October 2016, Post # 23.

Source: ARES E-Letter Issues (http://www.arrl.org/ares-el?issue=current).

Accessed on 19 October 2016, 23:55 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

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Comment:

Here’s the latest edition of the “ARRL E-Letter.”

Contents include:

IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop held in Chile.

Dual exercises in Missouri:  ARRL Field Day 2016/Infrastructure Support Exercise.

Texas hams drill with Public Safety officials in major emergency exercise.

Letter:  On CERT.

Tips:  Net Protocols for practice.

Third annual Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference held in ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.


The “ARRL E-Letter” contains a wealth of practical information and tips for Hawaii ARES members.  Please add this publication to your reading list.


In other related emergency communications news, the “CQ Amateur Radio” magazine for October 2016 contains an interesting summary of recent ham radio emergency assistance following natural disaster in Louisiana and Italy. The full article is posted on page 3 of that issue.

Text excerpt:

Amateur radio operators responded to provide emergency and backup communications for Red Cross shelters throughout the flooding in Louisiana and a magnitude-6.2 earthquake in Italy.

According to the “ARRL Letter”, hams from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas provided communications for Red Cross shelters throughout the flood area for six days.  In Italy, amateurs were providing unspecified communications chores in accordance with “their planned response with their government”, according to the International Amateur Radio Union. The earthquake claimed hundreds of lives and was responsible for significant damage centered on the tourist town of Amatrice.

Thanks to “ham radio news” contained in the October 2016 edition of “CQ-Amateur Radio” magazine.


Please send your newsworthy items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to  your event.  I will then send them to Hawaii Island print and electronic media.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section