ARES E-Letter for September 19, 2018


Accessd on 19 September 2018, 1507 UTC, Post #697.


Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click link to read the full issue.


Here are some of the topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARES E-Letter for September 19, 2018”:

Hurricane Florence Response

As this is written, September 16, storm Florence continues to dump historic amounts of rain, leaving much of the Carolinas inundated with dangerous, overwhelming flooding. The flooding has extended into portions of Virginia and West Virginia. The ARRL News Desk’s Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, posted comprehensive reports on the advancement and landfall phases of Hurricane Florence and the responses of the various Amateur Radio nets and organizations. North and South Carolina’s emergency management agencies, and FEMA, are reporting that they remain in the response phase of the disaster. ARRL HQ provided support to the ARRL Field Organization and ARES in the form of Ham Aid shipments and other support. ARRL shipped seven kits to South Carolina by way of Georgia on September 11 to assist with emergency preparedness needs in advance of Hurricane Florence. These kits are the same ones that ARRL volunteers took to Puerto Rico a year ago to assist with disaster communications following Hurricane Maria. Links to Florence information, reports and stories follow:

See the ARRL 2018 Hurricanes Page for Information Resources, ARRL News, Media Hits, and Donations to Ham Aid.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) occurs on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.  Details are contained in a Press Release from Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL).  You can find it here:

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

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

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