The Amateur Radio Operators Preparing for the Worst

There’s a sense of urgency in the air at a Virginia nuclear power plant. Everything within at least a five-mile radius is at immediate risk due to a critical meltdown. One of the emergency responders opens the envelope she’s holding, scans its contents, and announces the bad news: “We just Read More …

The clubhouse is fine after Hurricane Matthew

Drove out to check on the clubhouse this afternoon. The building has power and from what I could tell, the water never reached the building itself unless it did towards the back along the dock. Inside the shack is fine. The temporary tarp that was put up to protect the Read More …

City of Portsmouth opens emergency shelter 

The City of Portsmouth has opened a short-term emergency shelter for residents at I.C.Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd.  If residents choose to go to the shelter, they should bring: — Bedding items (including pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.) — Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.  — Folding chairs or cots  Read More …

Hurricane Watch Net Activation

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED The Hurricane Watch Net will be activating today @ 5:00 PM EDT – 2100 UTC on our primary net frequency …of 14.325 MHz. Once activated, the net will remain in continuous operation until further notice. We plan to operate 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz by night. Read More …