Welcome to Clatsop County, Oregon Aux Comm
Providing Amateur Radio Emergency and Public Service Communications Throughout Clatsop County, Oregon
Technician License Class Offered
Clatsop Community College Seaside Campus
New Local Area Net!
A CERT/MRC net will take place every Tuesday at 7:00pm on the Arch Cape repeater, 146.74
New EOC Frequency Matrix
Now available for members on Operations Documents page
Net Control Operators Needed!
Help with ARES NET on Monday evenings. It's an excellent opportunity to improve your radio skills.
Be Sure to Check the Activity Calendar for Upcoming Events!
ATTENTION AUX COMM VOLUNTEERS
Please remember to record your volunteer hours.
Police, fire crews ‘may not be able to respond’ after Cascadia
Immediately after a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, emergency responders, including Astoria’s, will likely be as paralyzed as everyone else.
“The city may not be able to respond at all,” City Councilor Drew Herzig said.
Residents and visitors unlucky enough to be on the North Coast when the “big one” hits should plan to take care of themselves, he said.
“We’re not trying to terrify people, but we’re trying to be honest with them about what they can expect from city services,” Herzig said. “And the reality of our situation with a Cascadia event is that there’s going to be very little service left.”
After Disaster: Picking up the pieces in an age of climate change
radio stories and voices to take action
Among the effects of climate change are more extreme weather events, such as Typhoon Haiyan, Superstorm Sandy, and a severe drought stretching across much of the Western United States. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll take a deeper look at the social and psychological impacts of climate change, and the weight of inaction.
- Niki Stanley and Derice Klass, Far Rockaway residents
- Zardos V. Abela, firefighter for the Bureau of Fire Protection in Tacloban, Philippines
- Abigail Gewirtz, psychologist at the University of Minnesota
- Stephan Wasik, Valley Fire survivor
- Jeff Keenan, Valley Fire survivor
- Erica Petersen, Valley Fire survivor
- Manuel Orozco, Behavioral Health Fiscal Manager, Lake County Behavioral Health.
Finding Shelter at the Fort: Quake, Tsunami Drill Tests Coast Guard
When the men and women of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River came to work Monday morning, they were told they had 20 minutes to reach Fort Clatsop. In a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, 20 minutes is about all the time residents would get to find higher ground.
Looming Threat of Extreme Solar Storms Prompts White House Response
By Michael Kuhne | November 11, 2015 | AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
In the late summer of 1859, an extreme geomagnetic storm bombarded the planet, igniting the ghostly, emerald lights of the aurora across skies as far south as Cuba.
These powerful solar eruptions of magnetized plasma hitting the Earth caused telegraph wires to spark, disabled communications and set fire to several telegraph offices, according to NASA.
In the modern world, the threat of space weather is far greater as storms like the Carrington Event of 1859 pose a risk to interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks across the globe.
"The overall goal is to ensure that the nation is prepared to predict, mitigate and respond to an extreme space weather event such as a large-scale CME [Coronal Mass Ejection] like the 1859 event," Thomas Berger said, referring to a new multi-agency initiative launched by the Obama Administration to help prepare the country for the looming threat of extreme geomagnetic storms.
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