Amateur Radio resources organized this week as Hurricane Dorian threatened Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and worked its way through the Caribbean. A change in direction spared Puerto Rico — still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 — from taking a direct hit; the Virgin Islands suffered downed trees and widespread power outages.

In an effort to more effectively address HF digital technology issues, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has reactivated the ARRL Board of Directors’ HF Band Planning Committee. The six-member panel, chaired by First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, will primarily focus on spectrum allocation issues that have gained increased visibility with discussions on accommodating automatically controlled digital stations (ACDS) — many employing Winlink email. The committee will also discuss operating frequencies for FT4, FT8, and other digital modes.

ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpedition 2019, 1st October - 11th October 2019 - IOTA OC-048. The ZK3A team will be on all 3 of Islands in Tokelau. Fakaofo, Nukunonu & Atafu. The Amateur Radio Club in Tokelau will have callsigns for each of these islands, ZK3RF, ZK3RN & ZK3RA.