ARES E-Letter for July 18, 2018


Accessed on 18 July 2018, 1542 UTC, Post #625.


Please click link to read the full article.

Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).


Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARES Letter”:

ARES Briefs, Links

Hurricane Watch Net on Alert for Developing Atlantic Basin Storms(7/6/18); FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels (6/20/18)

FEMA releases 2017 Hurricane After-Action Report. From its introduction: FEMA conducted an after-action review of the agency’s preparations for, immediate response to, and initial recovery operations for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report captures transformative insights from a historic hurricane season that will help the Agency, the emergency management community, and the nation chart the path into the future.

Friedrichshafen Emergency Communications Gathering Hears Reports(7/13/18) — IARU Region 1 Emergency Coordinator Greg Mossup, G0DUB, has posted a report on the Emergency Communications Meeting held at June’s Ham Radio event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Mossup said some 20 emergency communicators attended the June 1 meeting, sponsored by the IARU. Click on the link above for insight into emergency communications issues being addressed by Region 1 (Europe, Africa, northern Asia and Middle East) amateurs.

ARES Annual/Monthly Reports can be found here, organized by date, with a link to download a PDF of the full report.

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.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateurs to help with the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea (Hawaii Island).  The event will run from 0800 to 1200 HST on Saturday, 25 August 2018.  The fair will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre. For details, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

The final round of free Amateur Radio Technician prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center. The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected prior to each exam.  For more information, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is coming on Sunday, 16 September 2018 from 1300 to 1700 HST.The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the annual event “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.”  For more details, visit

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

%d bloggers like this: