Content in the PUBLIC SERVICE category

Content (e.g. blog posts, information pages, and files/links) about the activities of the RRRA ARES Committee and the “voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications” (“Amateur Radio Service.” 47 “CFR” 97.1(a). 2016.), provided to the public by Amateur Radio operators.

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test set for Weekend of October 2 - 3

From ARRL News on September 22, 2021:

The weekend of October 2–3 is designated for holding the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET), although local and Section-level exercises may take place throughout the fall. The SET is ARRL’s primary national emergency exercise and is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers, as well as those affiliated with other organizations involved in emergency and disaster response.

Cass & Clay County Notification System changing on September 1, 2020

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the Red River Regional Dispatch Center notified current CodeRED subscribers about an important upcoming change to the emergency notification system for Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota:

Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study

On June 30, 2020, ARRL—the National Association for Amateur Radio—announced:

Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been “substantially” stepping back from ham radio while offering his expertise to the US convalescent plasma COVID-19 Expanded Access Program. The study began in early April under the leadership of Dr. Michael Joyner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD and Dr. Nicole Verdun, MD, of the US Food and Drug Administration; Dr. Arturo Casavedall, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, and Wright, who is with the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Marks is AB3XC. 1