Jeffersonville Ham Radio Operator uses passion to help Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

WDRB 41 Louisville News Jeffersonville HAM radio operator uses passion to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico   Antenna HF Vertical Antenna – Cushcraft R9 covers 6,10,12,15,17,20,30,40,80 Meters July 08, 2015 No comments HF Vertical Antenna • NO GROUND SYSTEM OR RADIALS NEEDED • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION • INSTANT BAND CHANGING […]

Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica Relayed by Amateur Radio, Picked up by Media

[This updates a report posted earlier.] In the immediate aftermath of then-Category 5 Hurricane Maria’s passage over Dominica on Monday, Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he’d gathered via repeater conversations with other hams there. The New York Times also reported and posted audio that Amateur Radio was […]

Radio Amateur on St. Lucia Relays Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica

As “potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria” is headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he gathered via repeater conversations with hams on Dominica, which was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Maria. He recounted a damage report from […]

Amateur Radio Volunteer Response Continues to Historic Hurricane Irma

“We have survived Hurricane Irma.” That assessment came this morning from ARRL West Central Florida (WCF) Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX, who reported that the storm’s eye passed over the Hardee County emergency operations center just before midnight EDT on September 10. (Davis also is the Hardee County Emergency Coordinator). […]