Accessed on 20 June 2018, 1624 UTC, Post #598.
Editor: Rick Palm (K1CE).
Please click link to read the full report.
Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARES E-Letter”:
- ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group Chairman Updates Hamvention® Crowd on Proposed ARES Changes
- National Hurricance Center’s WX4NHC Station Test Successful
- FEMA’s Email Subscriptions: Treasure Trove of Resources and Info
- Letters: Fireman’s Rule on HAZMAT Incidents
- Letters: Practice Counts!
- New Books: Programming Handheld Ham Radios Gets Easier
- K1CE For a Final: Field Day Safety First
- ARRL — Your One-Stop Resource for Amateur Radio News and Information
ARES Links, Briefs
Sailor Grateful for Maritime Mobile Service Network Assistance(6/7/18); Montana ARES Group Activated in Advance of Anticipated Flooding (5/26/18); Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Honored by Lawmakers on “el Día del Radioaficionado” (5/17/18)
Archives of the ARRL ARES E-Letter going back to the original issue (September 2005) are available for download.
ARRL Emergency Coordinators may register their ARES group herefor a group ID.
ARES program administrators at ARRL HQ will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called ARES Connect –– a new volunteer management, communications, and reporting system. The new system will allow information to be logged by ARES members and managed through the Field Organization. It does not change how ARES operates when serving a partner entity; it is simply a system that will make managing volunteers and incidents/events easier. Beta testing of ARES Connectbegan in March.
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:
The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will participate in the 2018 ARRL Field Day emergency communications exercise this Saturday and Sunday (23-24 June 2018) at Hilo’s Reed’s Bay Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.
Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs a “patient” ham radio operator “to demo how ham radio works at (the) upcoming emergency preparedness fair in Waimea…on Satuday, August 25, 2018, from 8am-12pm.” The event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre. The event is free and open to everyone. If you can help, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).
Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news stories to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in this blog and for submission to our local print, broadcast, and social media.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section