Participation appears to be growing in the monthly Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X HF interoperability exercises, which take place on 60 meters (center channels 5,332 and 5,348 kHz) on the third Wednesday of each month. Check-ins include state, tribal, federal, and Amateur Radio stations, to test HF interoperability in an emergency or disaster response. FEMA Region X is made up of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, but all stations are welcome.
Laura Goudreau, KG7BQR, Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator for FEMA Region X, said the January 18 exercise attracted 56 check-ins, 47 of them Amateur Radio stations. Also checking in were six Army and two Air Force MARS stations, three SHARES stations, and one FEMA station.
“The propagation that day allowed stations to participate from as far north as Houston, British Columbia, as far east as Billings, Montana, and as far south as Cupertino, California,” Goudreau said. “During the exercise, voice and data (both BPSK31 and MT63-2KL) were successfully tested.” The January numbers are up from 48 total check-ins, including 42 radio amateurs, in December.
The interoperability net between federal stations and Amateur Radio licensees has been coordinated and authorized by the NTIA and the FCC.
The next FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Exercise will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 1730-1845 UTC.
See More: http://www.amateurlogic.com Read more
OM Power The linear amplifier OM3006 is designed for 50 MHz amateur bands from 50 till 52 MHz and all modes . It is equipped with a ceramictetrodeGU78... Read more
Upgraded 2nd Gen. QYT KT-8900D QYT KT-8900D Dual Band Quad-standby Colorful Screen Mini Mobile Vehicle-mounted Radio TX & RX 136-174MHz & 400-... Read more
by David Spero Some things in life you can never have too much of. But for this article, we’ll concentrate just on radio range/efficiency! There are... Read more
Specifications Covers 144-148 and 430-450 MHz transmit with 118-524 MHz (Band A) 136-524 MHz and 800-1300 MHz (Band B) less cellular receive Du... Read more
KPA1500 solid-state amplifier won’t take over your entire desktop: it’s just 4.5 x 13.5 x 11.5”. KPA1500 solid-state amplifier won’t take over your e... Read more
Icom Inc. have published a technical report on the IC-7610 HF/50MHz SDR Transceiver. In this report you will find detailed information about its featu... Read more
KN-Q7A SSB 20m QRP Are you tired of building pixie kits, rockmites, and other entry levelham radio transceivers that just end up sitting on the shelf... Read more
“I’m reviewing the new MFJ-2289 Big Ear Portable rotatable dipole antenna this week. I’ve switched things up just a bit and I’... Read more
Uniden creates another first with the SDS100 True I/Q Scanner, the first scanner to incorporate Software Defined Radio technology to provide incredibl... Read more
The Micom-3F is a desktop, front panel, HF-SSB, DSP controlled radio, with embedded ALE. ALE JITC certified. It is fully compliant with FED-STD 1045 a... Read more
MFJ IntelliTuner Automatic Tuner Automatically tunes unbalanced/balanced antennas . . .Ultra fast . . . New 20,000 memories . . . Antenna Switch . . .... Read more
The bhi DESKTOP 10 watt DSP noise cancelling base station speaker will work with most radios, transceivers, receivers, and SDR radios, giving a new li... Read more
The Diamond CX-210N is a low loss, two position coaxial switch providing very low loss and high isolation. It is rated DC to 3000 MHz and can handle u... Read more
Photo Credit: Bill Hammond, AK5X The XG3 RF Signal Source is a powerful programmable signal source that fits in the palm of your hand. Miniature RF s... Read more
Learn how dipole and inverted V antennas work and how to build an hf antenna. Includes tips for construction, mounting and tuning Read more
It seems that more and more, amateurs are facing increasingly strict HOAs. This antenna is not designed for the backpacker, but rather for the QRP ama... Read more
DB11 Yagi Antenna With the DB11, you don’t have to give up performance to fit the antenna into a small space! The DB11 is the smallest of our Y... Read more