Category Archives: Announcement

General announcements about website changes, routine nets or other news.

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 Communications Exercise in Portugal – 17 April

Radio Amateurs in Portugal belonging to the Emergency Communications Group REP-SCERA will be taking part in a Civil Protection exercise on 17th April between 0800 – 1200 UTC. The exercise will focus on VHF/UHF frequencies in the Lisbon area but … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Erika in the Carribean

Radio Amateurs have been active in responding to the consequences of Tropical Storm Erika as it progressed through the Carribean. The Radio Club of Dominica were active on 7.065MHz, 3.780MHz and local repeaters working with their Nation’s Emergency Operations Centre, … Continue reading

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Major flooding in two South-East Asian countries

Monsoon floods that hit parts of Malaysia and Thailand appears now to have eased but the big clean-up continues. Johnny Tan 9M8DB of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) says the flooding is the worst for a long time … Continue reading

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Emergency Communications Exercise in Malaysia

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have asked for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise on September 27 centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia. The IARU member society, the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) and the Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Frequencies 2013

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts officially on 1st June and many predictions indicate an above average number of storms this year. Amateur Radio continues to play a part in gathering and distributing information for the weather and emergency services each … Continue reading

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Phillippines Earthquake triggers tsunami alert

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has now lifted its tsunami alert after a 7.6 magnitude undersea earthquake hit east-coast villages. At the ready for the worst were members of HERO, the Ham Emergency Radio Operations, as the … Continue reading

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