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SM Update

Hello all, As we all know, Hurricane Ian has caused significant loss or life and property damage in Florida.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the storm, including friends and family not in the impact area….

Want to email a text message?

Here is the most complete and up-to-date list of email addresses that can be used to send text messages to phones. SMS by Email list

Want to win a radio?

The Midland Amateur Radio Club is raffling an Icom IC-705 Transceiver and hosting a tailgate swap meet on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at our clubhouse located next to Christensen Stadium on Loop 250. The swap meet will begin at 8:30 am. If…

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Key Message on TS Ian (NWS) 9/29/2022 1100

Zoom Meerting

Thursday Zoom Session

Hello, The TDEM Statewide Exercise is in the books.  My After Action Report has been prepared and submitted to the State Officials and here in Abilene we are setting up our booth for the 2022 West Central Texas Emergency Preparedness Conference…

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net – Hurricane Ian

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 8:00 AM EDT (1200 UTC) The Hurricane Watch Net is Active as of 8:00 AM EDT (1200 UTC) this morning. We are operating on 14.325.00 MHz. At the this of this post, Ian is a…

Renewing your license?

Here’s what you need to do to register in the new CORES system. You must do this before you can renew your license: THE FCC has a new CORES system – you must create a new account – None of…

CQ News: Hurricane Watch Net Activates as Fiona Heads North

The following is from our friends at the Hurricane Watch Net (www.hwn.org):   As of 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC) Thursday, Fiona remains a powerful Cat 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph. The Hurricane Watch Net will activate…

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test

Hello Everyone, ARRL has designated the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) take place during the fall and more commonly in October.  This year the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management is holding their Statewide Radio Amateur Civil Emergency…

EMP Mitigation Best Practices

WASHINGTON –  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report of operational approaches to protect the National Public Warning System from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The report is a collaborative effort between the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Federal Emergency Management Agency…