There are serious communication issues in the Panhandle after
#HurricaneMichael. If you are worried about someone, visit https://fdoh.readyop.com/fs/4cav/bcda to report it. The State Emergency Operations Center will route these reports to the appropriate local agency for action! #FLStrong
Here is some early information on the role of ham radio in Florida during Hurricane Michael
The Great British Columbia Shakeout for 2018 will be held on October 18 2018 at 10 :18 am. As of Oct 11 only 3 amateur radio groups in the Province have registered. We can do better than that. It only takes a few minutes and is a very good way to promote ARES in your community. For all the information you need go to
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Three states have issued states of Emergency for Hurricane Michael.
Reports indicate commercial communication has been disrupted in the Florida panhandle.
Sirius radio is now broadcasting the weather channel on their channel 145 to all ( active and inactive) Sirius receivers
In view of current band conditions please ensure your HF frequency is clear before use. Emergency nets may have to move off their usual frequencies to complete their mission.
The Hurricane Watch Net is now active . Check their website for frequencies. Please ensure your frequency is not in use before transmitting.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
8:00 AM CDT – 1300 UTC and will continue to operate until 8:00 PM CDT – 0100 UTC. If required, the Net will resume operations on Thursday, 11 October 2018.
The Hurricane Watch Net plans to activate at 2100 UTC Tuesday OCT 9 2018 in response to Hurricane Michael.
HI8COE Dominican Republic and TI0BCR Costa Rica about to go on line. Coordinating the installations will start on Monday Oct 8th 2018.
Radios such as Baofeng, Pofung and Wouxun will be prohibited in New Zealand unless the factory locks in the amateur bands. For more information go to
The annual JOTA event will occur in Oct of 2018. To get all the information you need go to the site below
Heavy rain is expected in parts of California and Arizona as Hurricane Rosa comes ashore. Winds and flash floods are issues. As always please ensure the frequency is clear before you use it. Parts of Mexico will also be impacted by this storm