NTX ARES Section Status
Elevated (Readiness Review)
All ARES units and AUXCOMM AROs in North Texas are asked to check readiness, including testing equipment, checking go-kits (family, personal and communications go-kits), and supplies.
We may be asked to provide assistance for Hurricane Ida relief efforts, including ARC and shelter support. We will work with DECs/ECs as we receive support requests.
Winlink Notice: Amateur Radio Safety Foundation has requested that Winlink activity be reduced to Emergency and Health / Welfare traffic for this week.
FCC Notice: The FCC has waived the 300 baud symbol rate rule for US Amateur Radio Operators for Hurricane Ida traffic.
FEMA HF Interoperability on 60M: Channels 1 and 2 on 60 meters will be available starting on August 30 for interoperability between US government and US amateur radio stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications. This situation will remain in place until the storm has passed and the need for these channels no longer exists, or on September 6, whichever comes first. These frequencies will be used: Channel 1 Primary voice traffic 5332 kHz channel center, 5330.5 kHz USB voice; and Channel 2 Digital traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz USB with 1.5 kHz offset to center of digital waveform. Stations on 60 meters are asked to yield to operational traffic related to Hurricane Ida.
North Texas Nets
(1000-1200 CDT M-Sa /
1300-1400 CDT M-F)
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Tropical Depression Ida is continuing to impact the eastern US. Rescue efforts and damage assessments are ongoing. Widespread power outages in the New Orleans area are expected to continue for several days. While the media focus is on New Orleans, communities along Ida’s track have been severely affected as well. Tennessee, recently impacted by torrential rainfall, is predicted to receive even more rain from Ida.
Texas Department of Emergency Management:
08/31/2021 0900 Situational Awareness Brief
This is a rapidly changing situation. All members need to maintain situational awareness and be safe! Do not deploy unless directed to by your Emergency Coordinator or District Emergency Coordinator.
As always, thank you for your support and your efforts!