400th Anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes – Special Event – Ended

Interesting Special Event to contact the 14 different AN400 stations on the air from Spain. They are operating SSB, CW and DIGITAL on 9 bands. The best place to find out all the information on this special event is http://cervantes.ure.es/ . Give it a try you can qualify for certificates that are available online to download, as you qualify.

The event ended with 857,942 QSOs during the event. For information see the web site at http://cervantes.ure.es/wa3ufn_silver-an400

Hurricanes – Yes They Impact Our Area Too

Even though hurricanes typically do not significantly impact our area, there are times when they do and it may be worthwhile to keep aware of hurricane developments.

Using amateur radio is one way to keep aware with the Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 MHz. There is also a Hurricane Watch Net web site that has an amazing amount of information available. Along with keeping informed, be ready with fully charged hand-helds, a full tank of fuel for your vehicle, if you’re lucky to be high enough where flooding risk is minimal consider the possibility that you may be out of electric service for a while.

There is also more information to avail yourself at the National Weather Service/NOAA websites to be able to keep updated with the latest conditions and forecasts for the hurricane. The following sites will help you stay informed:TADD barrier


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Lightning Safety Awareness

Even though Lightning Awareness Week is behind us, thunderstorm awareness is still something to keep in mind. Regardless of what activity you’re involved, go inside when you hear thunder. Click the poster for the link to detailed advice from The National Weather Service.When thunder roars

America’s PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.

Please consider taking 5 minutes to view the video attached to the link below. It could have a dramatic impact on your life, the lives of your family and your friends.

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