ARLB022: 5 MHz channels used for fire and hurricane reports


5MHz interoperability channels channels to be used for wildfires and Hurricane Sandy reports.

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Accessed on 16 September 2020, 1551 UTC, Post 1631.

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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB022
ARLB022 5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires and
Hurricane Sally Response

ZCZC AG22
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 22  ARLB022
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 16, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB022
ARLB022 5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires and
Hurricane Sally Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that
two 60-meter channels have been made available, as necessary, for
interoperability between US Government stations and US amateur radio
stations involved in emergency communications related to the
wildland firefighting response in California, Oregon, and
Washington, and to Hurricane Sally. These interoperability channels
will remain active until the need for these channels no longer
exists:

*  Channel 1 – primary voice traffic 5332 kHz channel center, 5330.5
kHz USB voice.

*  Channel 2 – digital traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz
USB with 1.5-kHz offset to center of digital waveform.

Frequencies may be modified or added to by FEMA Region 10 for their
area or operations due to existing 5-MHz/60-meter interoperability
plans for their region.

Amateur radio is secondary on the 5-MHz band and should yield to
operational traffic related to wildland firefighting and hurricane
response. Although the intended use for these channels is
interoperability between federal government stations and licensed US
amateur radio stations, federal government stations are primary
users and amateurs are secondary users.

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS –
https://netcom.army.mil/mars/ ) is following FEMA’s lead on the
interoperability channel designations for the wildfire and hurricane
response. Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, says he
has alerted all MARS members of the FEMA channel designations and
MARS members are prepared to support response efforts as needed.
NNNN
/EX


Just a quick reminder:  The 2020 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Events happens this Sunday, 20 September 2020, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  For more information, please go here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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