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3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition “Postponed, Not Canceled”

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:12

The 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya) is off, at least for now. The skipper of the MV Atlantic Tuna determined it was not safe to continue its voyage to the remote Antarctic island after the vessel suffered some damage from severe storm conditions. The DXpedition had expected to arrive on the island on March 26 and be on the air by month’s end.

“The captain of the MV Atlantic Tuna had...

Colorado ARES Volunteers Muster for “Bomb Cyclone” Winter Storm

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:53

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers in Colorado stepped up as a mid-month “bomb cyclone” winter storm struck the state, with heavy rain shifting to heavy snowfall. The storm affected several states and led to significant flooding in Nebraska. Parts of Colorado recorded winds of nearly 100 MPH and record-low barometric pressure readings. ARES teams in Colorado began preparations ...

ARES Helps Iowa Water Utility to Resolve RFI Issue

ARRL Amateur Radio News - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:53

Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works (DMWW) uses secure radiotelemetry to monitor various remote-site parameters to alert staff to problems. Earlier this year, DMWW experienced periodic and sometimes total failure of the radio system. After no solution could be found, staff reached out to various resources, including the FCC. Polk County ARES also was brought in, and eight operators assembled to track...

ARRL Audio News - March 22, 2019

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:28
ARRL Audio News - March 22, 2019
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