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Guam returns to COR 4, 22 Nov 2018.


Accessed on 22 November 2018, 1608 UTC, Post 778.

Source:

Email message from Shane (KN4IAS) and the Marianas Amateur Radio Club.

Here is the current update on Typhoon Man-YI as it approaches Guam and the Marianas Islands.

Information from NWS Guam’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/GUM/AFDPQ

73’s Shane KN4IAS

Please keep an eye on the weather.

Watch Chip Guard ( NH2CU ) talk about the storm!

https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018/11/21/guam-cor-2-man-yi-approaches/2076658002/

Guam in COR 4 as of 11 a.m., November 22, 2018 in response to Typhoon Man-Yi.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event runs from 0930 HST to 1400 HST and includes displays, vendor tables, an EMCOMM forum, and a VE session for new and upgraded Amateur Radio Licenses. There will be a $10.00 donation per seller.  A $5.00 donation per attendee will be collected at the time of registration.  Be sure to get your raffle tickets for “Big Ticket” items.  For details, contact Steve Miller (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net.

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) will begin another online Morse Code Class in January 2019 under the auspices of the “CW Academy.”  According to Alan, “The class is free.  It is a great course–a chance to acquire a new skill with a 1-on-1 instructor.” The class is conducted via an online video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks, “most likely Monday and Thursday at 6 pm HST for an hour each.”  You can participate at home via an internet based virtural classroom.  You can enroll here:  https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/cw-academy-student-sign-up/

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

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Guam expecting damaging winds by Thursday


Accessed on 21 November 2018, 1450 UTC, Post 776.

Source:

Email message from Shane (KN4IAS) and the Marianas Amateur Radio Club.

Comment:

Tropical Storm Min-Yi (34W) is gaining strength and is expected to bring damaging winds to Guam by Thursday morning.  Here’s the current update from Shane (KN4IAS) and the Marianas Amateur Radio Club:

Information from NWS Guam’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/GUM/AFDPQ

https://www.ghs.guam.gov

73’s Shane KN4IAS

Please keep an eye on the weather as it comes close.

“Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 6
November 21, 2018
8 p.m.

Guam in COR 2; Damaging Winds Expected Thursday Morning

Guam is now in Condition of Readiness (COR) 2.

In the interest of public safety, and as a precautionary and proactive measure, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has placed Guam in COR 2 as of 8 p.m. In conference with Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, only the Government of Guam will be in COR 2. Military installations on the island will remain in COR 3.

The decision to move the Government of Guam into COR 2 is based on the criteria of the onset of 39 mph damaging winds threshold; versus military installations whose decision is based on the criteria of the onset of 54 mph threshold destructive winds. Our military partners remain ready to support the island.

Based on its current track, and National Weather Service modeling, Southern Guam can expect sustained tropical storm force winds of 39 mph beginning on or around 10 a.m.

By 12 p.m. most of Guam can expect sustained tropical storm force winds of 39 mph.

By late-afternoon, Tropical Storm Man-Yi should be moving westward and away from Guam, ending tropical storm force winds on the island.

COR 2 means damaging strength winds are possible within 24 hours. As of 5 p.m., Tropical Storm Man-Yi was located 7.74 degrees north latitude and 149.1 degrees east longitude, about 495 miles southeast of Guam. Man-Yi is moving west-northwest at 20 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Tropical Storm Man-Yi is expected to make its closest approach around noon on Thursday, about 179 miles southwest of Guam.

The onset of damaging winds of 39 mph or more for Guam is likely Thursday morning into the afternoon. At this time, maximum sustained winds predicted for Guam are 35 – 40 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Guam is not expecting to receive destructive winds or typhoon force winds at this time. Rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches are possible during its passage. Sea conditions will be hazardous Thursday with 10-13 foot surf expected. The worst sea conditions are expected on the southeast side. Coastal inundation is expected for Ipan, Talofofo, Inarajan, and possibly Pago Bay.

Possible impact for Guam is some downed limbs and vegetation, some affected power lines and moderate to strong life-threatening rip currents.

Take Preparedness Actions Before Damaging Winds Arrive

·         Stay up to date – monitor local news, National Weather Service and the Joint Information Center
·         If your home and windows are not made to withstand damaging winds of 35 – 45 mph, put shutters up and board your home before 10 a.m. Thursday, when damaging winds are expected. Do not wait for winds to increase later tomorrow morning.
·         If you have not done so, clear loose debris around your yard and store any items that may become airborne with heavy winds such as canopies, tarps and trampolines, before 10 a.m. Thursday, when damaging winds are expected.
·         Keep emergency preparedness kit readily available, with battery operated radio, flashlights and extra batteries.
·         Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag
·         Unplug all appliances and ensure energy breakers are switched off once damaging winds approach
·         If you live in an area prone to flooding, cover beds and furniture with plastic to prevent water damage
·         Do your laundry now
·         Ensure pets are part of your emergency plans (i.e. have enough supplies, bring them indoors, plan to keep them with a loved one or family member)
·         Take down any temporary signs, including those for political campaigns, advertisements, and any other wooden or loosely placed items that have the ability to lift in heavy winds and cause damage to life and property
·         Conduct all preparedness activities before 10 a.m. Thursday, as damaging winds will impact the island then.
·         Do not camp, park, or hike along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
·         When you’re done securing your homes and you know someone elderly, living with a disability, or who will otherwise need help, please see how you can help them. If you know a neighbor who has no way of getting information about the storm, please let your neighbor know what the updates are.

Emergency Shelters Now Open:

North
·         Astumbo Elementary School
Central
·         B.P. Carbullido Elementary School
South
·         Harry S. Truman Elementary School

Expectant Mothers Are Accepted at GMH:

The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) is accepting expectant mothers at 9 p.m. this evening. Pregnant women who are at least 36 weeks pregnant, and all high-risk pregnant women who are six months or more into their pregnancy are advised to check in at the Patient Registration Department on the first floor.  Expectant mothers will remain at the hospital for the duration of the storm until it is determined safe for them to return home.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
•         NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
•         NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
•         GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
•         GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
•         Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
•         Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600/(671) 482-7019.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet and Hamfest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field of the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event runs between 0800 HST and 1400 HST. There will be displays, a guest speaker forum on emergency communications, and VE testing for new or upgraded Amateur Radio licenses.  There will be a $10.00 donation for sellers and a $5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration. For more information, please contact Steve Miller (wh6n@arrl.net).

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

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Potential typhoon developing near Guam


Accessed on 21 November 2018, 0227 UTC, Post 774.

Source:

Email message from Shane (KN4IAS) and the Marianas Amateur Radio Club.

Here is the current status of Tropical Depression Man Yi, which could become a typhoon by Thursday as it heads for the island of Guam.

Sorry I just realized if you look at the newsletter from yesterday it still had Yutu’s projected map. This has been updated with the most current information as of 0745.

Information from NWS Guam’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/GUM/AFDPQ

https://www.ghs.guam.gov

73’s Shane KN4IAS

Please keep an eye on the weather as it comes close.

“Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 2
November 21, 2018
6:30 a.m.

Guam Remains in COR 3; Tropical Depression Man-Yi Expected to Pass South of Guam Thursday

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor what is now Tropical Depression Man-Yi, formerly known as Tropical Depression 34W, as it moves west-northwest into Chuuk State.

As of 5 a.m., Man-Yi was located 6.1 degrees north latitude, 152.6 degrees east longitude, about 105 miles south-southeast of Chuuk and 735 miles southeast of Guam. Man-Yi is moving west-northwest at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course with a dramatic increase in forward speed over the next 24 hours. It will likely become a tropical storm in the next few hours and possibly a typhoon early Thursday afternoon.

tropical storm watch remains in effect for Guam and Rota. Winds will gradually increase starting tonight and eventually turn to the east Thursday. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or more are possible by Thursday. Seas will increase and reach 10 to 12 feet by Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through Thursday night.

Guam remains in Condition of Readiness 3 at this time.

“I know we are all preparing for a holiday with our families but we must take some time to make preparations in case the storm swings north. There is never a 100 percent certainty when it comes to storms – we know that here in Guam. It is much better that we be prepared and nothing happen, than not be prepared,” Governor Calvo said.

Residents and visitors are advised to continue preparations for the possibility of damaging winds on Thursday afternoon and evening. To prepare for any scenario:

  • Stay up to date with the latest information. The storm track or intensity may change and advisories regarding dangerous seas may be issued. Changes in Conditions of Readiness may be issued.
  • Locate or prepare your emergency preparedness kits for your household; stock up on non-perishable food items and water for your household, flashlights, first-aid kits, batteries, matches or lighters, portable stove, toiletries, etc. Visit https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit for more information on what to include in your supplies list.
  •          Secure important documents such as birth certificates, tax papers, and insurance documents and keep copies in a water-proof bag.
  • Clear loose debris and vegetation around your yard.
  • Safely secure or take down any items that may become airborne with heavy winds such as wooden signs, canopies, tarps or trampolines, before inclement weather arrives.
  • Gas your vehicles and get fuel for your generators now while the weather is clear.
  •          Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action; clear drainage areas and un-block clogged storm drains in your area now to minimize the chance of flooding.
  • Avoid camping, parking, or hiking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
  • Visit https://www.ready.gov/floods to learn more.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·         NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·         NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·         GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·         GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
·         Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
·         Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208 or the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.

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

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Posts from AH2G.net-Typhoon Yutu Update


Accessed on 28 October 2018, 1509 UTC, Post #745.

Source:

Email from the Marianas Amateur Radio Club.

Here is the current situation in Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and the rest of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas following the passage of super Typhoon Yutu.  As you can see, the damage was extensive and devastating.  Federal aid is on the way to help those impacted by the storm.

Posts from AH2G.NET for 10/28/2018

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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