It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ARRL Louisiana Section website. This site is dedicated to providing you with information about systems, activities, and opportunities for service in ARRL and the Louisiana Section. Whether interested in becoming a new ham, you just got your license, or a seasoned veteran operator, you will find something in these pages for you. Please browse the various menus and links on the site and you will find a wealth of information.
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Again, thanks for viewing our website and 73!
Scott Wren, KD5DFL
ARRL Section Manager, Louisiana
Louisiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Amateur Radio Communication Support for Tropical Storm / Hurricane Harvey
Local Amateur Radio Operators continue the sixth day of operations to provide communications support to Emergency Management agencies and the American Red Cross as the prepare and respond to Tropical Storms / Hurricane Harvey. John Mark Robertson, Louisiana ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, reported that communications support is winding down in some areas as the storm strength decreases and it moves through the state.
Statewide - Command Staff Conference call to prepare for the weather event; Conducted High Frequency (HF 80m) ARES nets
Region 1 - Conducted radio check with NOHSEP (New Orleans EOC); N5UXT Gateway Supporting Winlink connections for station in the Port Lavaca area (W5KTC)
Region 2 - ARES members supporting Red Cross operations at Baton Rouge HQ; Several amateur radio operations assigned to the operation in DST (Disaster Services Telecommunication); Completed repairs to the Chapter Repeater and restored IRLP connectivity
Region 3 - Activated SKYWARN to support the National Weather Service - Slidell
Region 4 - Coordinated several statewide High Frequency (HF) radio tests; Activated SKYWARN to support the National Weather Service - Lake Charles. Region remains on standby while under a Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch.
Region 5 - Activated SKYWARN to support the National Weather Service - Lake Charles. Region remains on standby while under a Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch.
Region 6 - Activated SKYWARN to support the National Weather Service via NWSChat - Lake Charles. Coordinated with local American Red Cross office for the potential opening of the Mega-shelter located in Alexandria (LSUA). Region remains on standby while under a Flash Flood Watch.
Region 7 - Maintaining contact with National Weather Service - Shreveport via NWSChat. Region remains on standby while under a Flash Flood Watch and in contact with the Senior Forecaster at KSHV. SKYWARN station K5SHV is prepared and ready if called.
Region 8 - Maintained contacted with Monroe Chapter, American Red Cross Operations.
Region 9 - Maintained contact with and receiving WX bulletins from the National Weather Service - Slidell; Monitoring local frequencies and coordinated with Tangipahoa Parish Emergency Operations Center
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