ARES E-Newsletter for January 17, 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 17 January 2018, 1545 UTC, Post #430.


Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARES E-Newsletter”:

ARES Briefs, Links

Radio Amateurs Track Major East Coast Winter Storm (1/10/18); Thomas Fire Response Also Demonstrates Amateur Radio’s Social Media Value (01/05/18); Philippine Radio Amateurs Activate for Weather Emergencies (12/26/17)

The latest version of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Emergency Telecommunications Guide is available for downloading in PDF format here. The guide was developed to provide the IARU member-societies with materials for training their members to participate in emergency/disaster response, but also provides guidance to the individual amateur operator for enhancing skill sets and a better understanding of basic theory and practice of handling emergency telecommunications traffic.


There is a wealth of technical information of interest to the ARES operator on the ARRL’s The Doctor Is In podcast. Start here for information on current programs and an archive of past shows.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Count, ARRL Pacific Section