FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Overhauls Marking Requirements for Short Rural Towers

Thanks to ARRL efforts on Capitol Hill, language in the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, just signed by President Donald Trump, resolves the issue of problematic or preclusive rules affecting some rural Amateur Radio towers. The previous FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 had instructed the FAA to enact tower-marking requirements, similar to those in some state statu…

ARRL Headquarters on Alert for Hurricane Michael

The ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team is in monitoring status as Hurricane Michael heads for landfall this week on the Gulf Coast. As of 1200 UTC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Michael was gaining strength while moving to the north-northwest at 12 MPH over the southeaster Gulf of Mexico. “Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfa…

Hurricane Watch Net Announces Plans as Hurricane Michael Approaches Gulf Coast

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced tentative plans to activate on October 9 at 2100 UTC on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as now-Hurricane Michael is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane later today. It is expected to make landfall somewhere on the Florida Panhandle on the evening of October 10 as a strong Category 2 or possibly a major Category 3 hurricane. “However, don’t focus on the…

Quarterly Meeting NEW LOCATION Lakeshore Repeater Association

Hello all, I am pleased to announce that we have moved the Lakeshore Repeater Association Quarterly Meeting, on October 30, 2018 to: Imet Center 2320 Renaissance Blvd  Sturtevant, WI 53177 Auditorium Room #104 The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM,  this venue should have plenty of seating for all attendees.  Please plan on getting there early so that you have time to park and find the Auditorium Room #104 Here is a link in case you […]