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(ARRL) Registration is now open for the new online Introduction to Emergency Communications course (EC-001). Course information, including a description, pre-requisites and instructions on how to register are available on the ARRL website. Slots are still available for the first section which begins Wednesday, July 29; the registration deadline is Sunday, July 17.
Members of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission announced at a recent FCC meeting that the National Emergency Alert System Test will take place November 9th at 2pm EST. Though the date is firm one question that has yet to be answered is has a FIPS/SAME code been issued yet?
NWR SAME provides in a digital format specific, timely information on the nature and location of a threat to the safety of those most immediately at risk from severe weather or other hazards. Its greatest value is to significantly improve the automatic selection and distribution of messages about events that threaten people and/or property. The main purpose of SAME is to facilitate entry of critical information into the National Emergency Alert System (EAS). The SAME six digit identification format allows listeners and EAS participants to filter NWR broadcast of warnings and emergency alerts to receive for subsequent action only messages and information for their selected geographic areas. SAME is used to activate the EAS and to activate specific SAME capable NWR receivers. This format allows listeners and EAS participants to reduce the number of perceived “false” warnings and number of unwanted notifications received in unaffected localities within a large/regional alert or warning broadcast area (warnings and alerts that are outside the receiver’s selected area(s) of concern or that do not match the “listener’s selected SAME geographic area(s), message, event and/or information type codes programmed into the receiver). An additional application of SAME includes automatic system turn “on”.
There is some speculation the unofficial nationwide ’000000′ code will be used however there is some equipment compatibility concerns. This concern has led many to believe the DC FIPS/SAME code ’011001′ may also be used. Until an official press release is issued by DHS or NOAA, users should program both of the above codes as well as their local code to prevent missed alerts.
2182 kHz – Coast Guard Distress & Calling
2670 kHz – Coast Guard tsunami warnings
5670 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco MWARA – AOC
5680 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces – Search and Rescue
5690 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
5693 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
5826 kHz – ‘Papa 3′
5696 kHz – USAF Rescue 212 wkg USCG CAMSPAC
5708 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
5711 kHz – USAF Rescue 212 wkg Moffett Rescue, West Coast tsunami
6640 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco LDOC – Phone Patches
6655 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco MWARA – AOC
6727 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
6742 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
6751 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
6773 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces
JO3PSJ in Amagasaki along with the Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) is asking hams around the world to please refrain from using the following frequencies (+/- 5 kHz) to prevent further interference to emergency nets supporting Japan’s quake relief efforts. There have been reports of RTTY stations transmitting on 7030 kHz-possibly preventing some distress calls from getting through to net control.
7030 kHz JARL Primary Emergency Net
7043 kHz JARL in Osaka
7075 kHz JARL in Wakayama