The ARES E-Letter for April 20 2016

Preview If you are having trouble reading this message, you can see the original at: April 20, 2016 Editor: Rick Palm, K1CE ARES E-Letter Archive ARES Home ARRL Home Page In This Issue:   Oregon Amateurs Aid SAR Mission ARRL to offer Understanding Local MOU’s webinar Tip: FEMA Daily Operations Briefings, Other News, Alerts, Available by E-Mail Baker to Vegas Relay Challenge Supported by Mass of Southwestern Hams Letters: ARDF and SAR Tech Tip: ARES/RACES Powerpole Configuration Letters: Of Tone Squelch Systems and Alerts Letters: Check Laws before Spiking the Ground FEMA Bulletin: Learn to Protect Yourself in a Tornado Situation Parting Shots ARES Briefs, Links FEMA Official Tells ARRL Delaware Section Conference that Her Agency Values Amateur Radio (4/14/16); Sign up for FEMA alerts, news, briefs here, see story below; Ohio SEC Hoping to Expand “NVIS Antenna Day” Activity this Year (4/6/2016); Hurricane Watch Net Seeks Net Control Operators (3/30/2016); Washington National Guard Communications Exercise Involves Use of 60 Meters (3/30/2016); Puerto Rico ARES Volunteers Take Part in Caribe Wave 2016 Exercise (3/21/2016) The Florida Statewide Hurricane Exercise, tentatively scheduled for May 18, includes Amateur Radio support for this year’s event: the plan calls for every county ARES group to send a simple message to the State EOC at Tallahassee via HF or SARNet (UHF). Details will be forthcoming from ARRL section leadership. An ARRL West Central Florida Section press release calls for ARES members statewide to contact their local Emergency Coordinator for information on how to participate.The State EOC has requested that individual amateurs are not to contact the State EOC or Division of Emergency Management concerning the exercise. The ARRL Northern Florida Section ARES Communications Plan has been revised and updated for NIMS compliance, new technologies and modes, and will be released in time for implementation before the statewide hurricane exercise.