Kentucky ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

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National Traffic System NTS

During disasters or other emergencies, radiograms are used to communicate information critical to saving lives or property, or to inquire about the health or welfare of a disaster victim.

To get involved with NTS™ , find your local NTS affiliate on the air.

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  • FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding August 16, 2019
    An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called “small satellite” rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT. Both organizations filed comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the proceeding last year, seeking changes in the FCCs interpretations and procedures affecting satellites […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update August 16, 2019
    No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.According to Spaceweather.com, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.Solar flux […]
  • 2 Meter Sharing Proposal is on CEPT Conference Preparatory Group Agenda August 16, 2019
  • FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline August 15, 2019
    The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that […]
  • Chinese Satellite Profiles Earth’s RF Spectrum as Seen from Lunar Orbit August 15, 2019
    The Chinese DSLWP-B (LO-94) satellite that had been in lunar orbit provided a profile of Earth’s HF spectrum as seen from the moon. The microsatellite subsequently was crashed into the moon’s surface after having completed its mission. DSLWP stands for “Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder.” Among other things, DSLWP-B was designed to test […]