Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Sat Sep 9 13:37:45 CDT 2017

*QST, *

The 145.370 SkyWarn repeater is down for maintenance until further 
notice.  Please do not use the system until repairs are made.

Channel #2 ( 146.820 ) repeater will be our primary repeater until the 
SkyWarn system is repaired.


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*ARLB017 Operating Procedures During Hurricane Irma*

ARRL Bulletin 17 ARLB017
 >From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 8, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLB017 Operating Procedures During Hurricane Irma

Please be aware that due to the breadth of this series of weather 
events, numerous emergency and public service nets are in session, 
especially on the 80, 40, and 20 meter bands. US licensees are reminded 
that Part 97.101 (c) always gives priority to stations providing 
emergency communications. All stations should be aware that in a 
large-scale natural disaster, immediate threats to life and property can 
happen quickly. In order for Amateur Radio to play an effective role in 
supporting humanitarian efforts, it is key that all licensees cooperate 
to minimize potential on-air problems.

Amateurs should also be aware that the primary users on the 60-meter 
channels are using those channels extensively. Amateur stations, as 
secondary users, must ensure that their communications are conducted in 
such a manner to ensure that Federal government stations, as primary 
users, can have immediate use of any 60-meter channel. Amateurs, please 
make sure you are leaving adequate breaks between transmissions to allow 
the primary stations to use the frequency. If a primary user does break 
into an amateur contact on the frequency, the amateurs involved should 
immediately cease their transmissions.

At this time, it is ARRL's understanding that only Amateur Radio 
Emergency or Amateur Radio Priority traffic is moving in and out of the 
affected areas. Amateur Radio Health and Welfare communications are 
being queued up for later delivery into the affected area, as the 
emergency and priority traffic eases.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it is human nature for persons 
outside of the affected area to seek information on their loved ones. 
Those wishing to send Health and Welfare queries are encouraged to use 
the American Red Cross's ''Safe and Well'' website to facilitate those 
contacts: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php 

*Source:* W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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