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North American Nets activating for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas coast in the USA, various nets are activating as part of the emergency response. In addition to tropical and hurricane-force winds along the Texas coast and further inland, the main concern with this storm … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon in Philippines South East

Super Typhoon in Philippines southeast The alerts are out as a powerful late-season typhoon Nock-ten (Nina local name), with PARA activating the Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) as it is to make landfall. Roberto Vicencio DU1VHY reports the effects are … Continue reading

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Earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Pidie Jaya in Aceh province, Indonesia, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and people feared trapped under rubble. Until now at least 26 people were killed. Indonesia’s meteorological agency said there was no risk … Continue reading

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Caribbean Tropical Storm Otto

The following information has been received from Cesar Pio Santos HR2P about preparations for Tropical Storm Otto. The storm is threatening Nicaragua and Costa Rica through the remainder of this week. The Nicaraguan Government has raised the alert level for … Continue reading

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Caribbean Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is currently crossing the Caribbean heading towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. http://www.hwn.org/data/nhcat4.html shows the storms predicted path. The American Hurricane Watch Net is operating 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz as the storm passes through their area … Continue reading

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Indonesian floods get hams help with communications

The flooding in West Java that caused landslides and killed at least 30 people remains a disaster scene with recovery work continuing. Chief of Organisation & International Affairs of ORARI, Gjellani J. Sutama YB1GJS said that early on September 21 … Continue reading

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Emergency Exercises in Region 3

Hi, the following information has been received from Johnny Tan 9M8DB about an exercise tomorrow ( Saturday 1 Oct ). It is a very late notification but those make the best tests 🙂 The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) … Continue reading

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IARU Region 2 – Hurricane Newton

Joaquin Solana XE1R the News Editor of IARU Region 2 reports that Category 1 Hurricane Newton is entering the Baja California peninsula. FMRE’s Emergency Communication Net asks radio amateurs to keep 7.060 and 7.130 kHz clear for emergency communications traffic. … Continue reading

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Italian earthquake 24 Aug

​Amateur radio active in Italian earthquake. Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake which struck central Italy on 24 August killing 38 people, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response.  Please keep 7060kHz clear along with other Emergency CoA frequencies … Continue reading

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Caribbean Tropical Storm Earl – Emergency Activities

Tropical Storm Earl is currently heading across Central America affecting the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. IARU Region 2 has requested that attention is drawn to the following frequencies used by nets in North and Central America to … Continue reading

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