Welcome to Clatsop County, Oregon AuxComm
Providing Amateur Radio Emergency and Public Service Communications Throughout Clatsop County, Oregon
Be Sure to Check the Activity Calendar for Upcoming Events!
Attention Hood to Coast Relay Volunteers
Ham volunteer documents are now available in the member's section under Operations Documents.
Net Control Operators Needed!
Help with ARES NET on Monday evenings. It's an excellent opportunity to improve your radio skills.
ATTENTION AUX COMM VOLUNTEERS
Please remember to record your volunteer hours.
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.