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Arizona Slide Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5083 issued Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:00

Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4203 issued Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:00

Nevada Severe Storms and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4202 issued Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00

Hawaii Pu?u ?O?o Volcanic Eruption and Lava Flow
Major Disaster Declaration number 4201 issued Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:00

Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4200 issued Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:10

New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4199 issued Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:00

Montana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4198 issued Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:35

California Applegate Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5082 issued Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:48

New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4197 issued Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:20

Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
Major Disaster Declaration number 4196 issued Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:35


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Disaster Recovery Centers Announce New Hours of Operation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State and federal officials announced a change of hours for the disaster recovery centers, which serve individuals affected by the South Napa Earthquake. Since Oct. 31, nearly 1,100 people have visited the centers:

Napa Earthquake Local Assistance Center
301 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559

Solano County Disaster Recovery Center
1155 Capitol Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

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FEMA Continues to Inspect Quake-Damaged Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors have completed more than 2,000 inspections of homes damaged or destroyed by the South Napa Earthquake. Homeowners and renters in Napa and Solano counties became eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance on Oct. 27 following the presidential declaration for Individual Assistance. FEMA must verify damages for every application.

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FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish seven flood prone structures

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $454,808 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Vernon County, Wis., for the acquisition and demolition of seven residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties located in the Town of Webster and Town of Christiana will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $2,889,864 Grant to Village of Lisle: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish 13 flood prone structures and elevate six structures

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,889,864 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Lisle, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 13 residential structures in the floodplain. In addition, six structures will be elevated three feet above the base flood elevation along the east branch of the DuPage River.

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FEMA Awards $2,999,992 Grant to the Village of Glenview: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish 16 flood prone structures

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,999,992 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Glenview, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 16 residential structures in the Chicago River floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA registration deadline Monday, November 24

Warren, Mich. – Disaster survivors in Southeast Michigan have until Monday Nov. 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Survivors who have delayed registration for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

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FEMA Awards $300,000 Grant to Delaware County: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct two tornado safe rooms

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an initial amount of $300,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Delaware County, Ohio, for the construction of two community safe rooms at the Delaware State Park. Additional federal funding will be provided based on project completion. Following the completion, the community safe rooms will be made available to the citizens of Delaware County.

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FEMA Registration Deadline Nears

WARREN, MI – The State of Michigan and FEMA report that the registration deadline for Michigan residents affected by last August’s severe storms and flooding is approaching.

November 24th is the last day that homeowners, renters and businesses can apply for federal disaster assistance.  To date, more than 111,000 residents have registered with FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov or have called 800-621-3362. Hundreds more are registering every day.

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Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Transitioning to SBA Loan Centers

Warren, Mich. – Two State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Macomb and Oakland counties will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) on Thursday, Nov. 13.

The State/FEMA recovery centers will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 12, before transitioning to DLOCs, which focus on funds needed for long-term rebuilding and recovery. Homeowners, renters and businesses will be able to talk individually with SBA representatives. Specialists from FEMA will also be available.

At these centers:

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Nov 28 is Deadline for Eligible Entities to Request Public Assistance Funding for Sept Flooding
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Tips to Prepare Now for Severe Winter Weather Ahead

CHICAGO – Cold temperatures, heavy snow, and treacherous ice storms are all risks of the impending winter season. 

“Severe winter weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said FEMA Region V acting administrator Janet Odeshoo. “Preparedness begins with knowing your risks, making a communications plan with your family and having an emergency supply kit with essentials such as water, food, flashlights and medications.”

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Renters Advised to Register for Disaster Assistance

Warren, Mich. – Southeast Michigan homeowners and renters who lost personal property as a result of the August severe storms and flooding may be eligible for disaster-related assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

Renters who suffered damage to their apartment or leased/rented house are encouraged to contact FEMA.  

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Disaster Assistance Tops $2.4 Million for South Napa Earthquake

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal disaster assistance now exceeds $2.4 million for those affected by the South Napa earthquake, just one week after they became eligible to apply. At the state’s request, the federal disaster declaration expanded on Oct. 27 to include Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters in Napa and Solano Counties.

Nearly 1,900 households have applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Michigan Residents Urged To Complete and Submit SBA Applications

Warren, Mich. – Michigan homeowners, renters and business owners in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

Filling out a disaster loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a necessary step for homeowners and renters to be considered for some other forms of disaster assistance. If the SBA is unable to approve a loan, the applicant may be referred back to FEMA for some other type of disaster aid.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arizona Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Arizona.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Arizona

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arizona to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 7-9, 2014.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nevada Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Nevada.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Nevada

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nevada to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 7-9, 2014.

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FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII RECOVER FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTION AND PU‘U ‘O‘O LAVA FLOW

FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII RECOVER FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTION AND Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava flow

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make its Public Assistance program available to reimburse eligible emergency protective actions taken by the state, county and certain private non-profits (PNP) to save lives and protect public health and safety from the impact of the Kilauea Volcano eruption and Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava flow.

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FIRC, Local Organizations Team Up On Long-Term Recovery Efforts

EATONTOWN, N.J. – The process of recovering from a disaster begins almost as soon as the threat has passed and responders have arrived. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people will need help immediately as well as for the foreseeable future. Non-governmental volunteer groups, churches and faith-based organizations are often among the first to step in and help, but also have limited resources to sustain their presence.

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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Aransas and San Patricio, TX

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Aransas and San Patricio are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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Disaster Recovery Partners in New Mexico use Social Media & Websites to Share Information
SANTA FE – Getting information about ongoing disaster recovery operations in New Mexico is as simple as following state and federal emergency management agencies on Twitter and/or visiting their websites.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) provides response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness information online at www.nmdhsem.org/. DHSEM is the state's homeland security and emergency management agency.

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Disaster Recovery Partners in New Mexico use Social Media & Websites to Share Information
  SANTA FE - Getting information about ongoing disaster recovery operations in New Mexico is as simple as following state and federal emergency   management agencies on Twitter and/or visiting their websites.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) provides response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness information online at www.nmdhsem.org/. DHSEM is the state's homeland security and emergency management agency.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Hawaii Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Hawaii.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Hawaii

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Hawaii to supplement to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the Pu’u ‘O’o volcanic eruption and lava flow beginning on September 4, 2014, and continuing.

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MARS Volunteers Reach Out to Amateur Community to Test Interoperability

The Army and Air Force branches of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) merged their long-distance radio networks in late October for a 48-hour Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored contingency communications exercise. The MARS volunteers provided communication support in the wake of a simulated disruption to the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure. In addition to passing message t...


W1AW Centennial Operations Heading South to Florida, Arkansas

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Mississippi and Rhode Island. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, November 19 (the evening of November 18 in US time zones), to Florida (W1AW/4) and Arkansas (W1AW/5). So far during 2014, W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week, and by year’s end W1AW wil...


The K7RA Solar Update

This was one of those confounding weeks when the average daily sunspot number was down, while the average daily solar flux rose. Compared with the previous seven days, for November 6-12 average daily sunspot number declined 10.7 points to 85, while average daily solar flux rose 11.5 points to 139.4.

The latest prediction from the USAF/NOAA 45 day outlook has solar flux at 165 on November 14, 180...


“Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” Attracts More than a Dozen New Co-Sponsors

The list of co-sponsors for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, H.R. 4969, has grown to 63. Sixteen new co-sponsors signed aboard as the 113th Congress re-convened for its final session before adjournment. ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, is urging ARRL members to keep in contact with their Congressional representatives and to encourage them to become co-sponsors to th...


International Space Station Briefly “Ham-less” After Crew Members Return to Earth

The only two radio amateurs on the International Space Station (ISS) were among three crew members who returned to Earth on November 10, and another ham-astronaut won't arrive onboard the ISS until later this month. But an exciting 2015 appears to be in store.

NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman, KF5LKT, and European Space Agency Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, joined Expedition 41 Commander an...


ARRL “Red Badges” Will Be Out and About on Saturday, November 22

The next ARRL “Red Badges on the Air” activity will take place on Saturday, November 22 UTC (starting the evening of Friday, November 21, in US time zones). That’s when holders of red ARRL name/call sign badges will once again be roaming the bands, offering yet another chance to boost your ARRL Centennial QSO Party total. There will be one more Red Badges on the Air activity on New Year's Eve, ...


ARRL Seeks Input on Initial VHF-UHF-Microwave Contest Rule Changes

California Scientist-Ham On the Air from Antarctica's McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf

Ham radio is not the primary reason Ron Flick, K6REF, is in Antarctica, but it’s proving to be an enjoyable diversion to his scientific activities at McMurdo Station and the Ross Ice Shelf. He’s put a few hundred contacts in the log since arriving late last month from California. Flick, an oceanographer with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways, a...


4M Lunar Flyby Spacecraft Amateur Radio Payload Now in Silent Earth Orbit

The Amateur Radio payload in the Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment has gone silent, but the spacecraft itself will likely be in Earth orbit for some time to come.

“It is there for some thousands years, I think, but it might also be ejected in heliocentric orbit if it passes close to the Moon, which is what some simulations show,” said Ghislain Ruy, LX2RG, of Luxspace (LSE...


Past ARRL Connecticut SCM Victor L. Crawford, W1TYQ, SK

Past ARRL Connecticut Section Communications Manager (SCM) Victor L. “Vic” Crawford, W1TYQ (ex-W8NUV, HZ3TYQ), of Rapid City, Michigan, died November 8. He was 94. An ARRL Life Member, Crawford served as Connecticut’s SCM from 1957 until 1960, when he stepped down to work in the Middle East.

As HZ3TYQ from 1963 until 1976, Crawford made two DXpeditions each to what were then called the Saudi Ara...


FCC Reverses ALJ’s Decision, Revokes Convicted Sex Offender’s Amateur Radio License

The FCC has reversed the decision of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who ruled in 2010 that David Titus, KB7ILD, of Seattle, Washington, could keep his Amateur Radio license in the wake of his conviction for a sex-related crime 17 years earlier. In his March 9, 2010, Initial Decision, ALJ Richard L. Sippel determined that Titus “has been a law-abiding member of his community for many years” a...


AMSAT Celebrates 40 Years in Space for AO-7

Saturday, November 15, will mark 40 years since the AMSAT-OSCAR 7 (AO-7) ham radio satellite went into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Special Event W7O will be on the air November 15-24 to commemorate the launch of AO-7, the oldest working Amateur Radio satellite. Satellite aficionado Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK/VA7EWK, who secured W7O for the occasion, plans to work satellite...


W1AW Centennial Operations Shift to Rhode Island and Mississippi; American Samoa Operation Continues

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Kansas (W1AW/0) and Washington (W1AW/7). They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, November 12 (the evening of November 11 in US time zones), to Mississippi (W1AW/5) and Rhode Island (W1AW/1). W1AW/KH8 operations from American Samoa will continue until November 12. So far during ...


The December Issue of Digital QST is Now Available

Click here to start reading December QST!

 In this issue . . .

• Build a 1.5 kW “Centennial Amplifier” for 80 through 6 meters

• Add a handy external power control accessory to your transceiver

• See the 2014 ARRL Field Day results

… and much more.

Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…

• A video overview of the CommRadio CR-1a Communications Receiver

• A video overview of the HobbyPCB Hard...


Some CQ WPX Applications Submitted via LoTW Not Processed

 

 

It has been determined that some CQ WPX Awards Program applications using ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW) were not properly processed. If you used LoTW to apply for a WPX Award between mid-October and early November and have not yet received a e-mail acknowledgment, contact WPX Award Manager Steve Bolia, N8BJQ.

Specifically, applications for WPX credits submitted via Logbook of The World fr...






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Text-a-Tip Programs Promote Campus and Public Safety

University of Southern California's text message tip program guarantees user anonymity while promoting campus security.


States Scored on Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

Arkansas, Delaware and New York among top-ranking states; Montana has the lowest score, according to nonprofit's report.


Web-Based System Simplifies South Carolina's Disaster Data Collection

South Carolina's Web-based data management system simplifies the HAZUS updating process and provides redundancy in case of disaster.


New York Testing Emergency Alerts Over Xbox, PlayStation, Wii Online Networks

The state's free, subscription-based emergency alert system hopes to expand to online gamers in 2010.


States Receiving Long-Awaited Funds for Enhanced 911

A $40 million federal grant will address switching to an IP-based network and quicker service for wireless calls.


Coast Guard Contingency Planner John Stanley Develops Strategies for Natural Disasters and ...

John Stanley discusses port security and military preparedness for disasters.


Flood Management and Rebuilding Plans Help Iowa Town Recover

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recovers from 2008's record floods.


Virtual Alabama Facilitates Data Sharing Among State and Local Agencies

Alabama lets law enforcement, first responders share important data as incidents happen.


Satellite Technology Provides Disaster Communications When Cell Towers Fail

Satellite communication includes unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite images.


Social Media Brings Together Resources, Creates More Resilient Communities (Analysis, Social ...

Web 2.0 allows communities that have been affected by a disaster to converge online.