Re: NTX ARES Section Notice LAURA-0827-02 (27AUG20 1200 CDT)

Greg Evans, K5GTX NTX SEC

Please note the NTX Net and Allstar Hub have terminated operations.


From: <> On Behalf Of Greg Evans K5GTX ARRLNTX SEC
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:46 AM
Subject: [ARRLNTX] NTX ARES Section Notice LAURA-0827-02 (27AUG20 1200 CDT)





All District Emergency Coordinators, Emergency Coordinators are asked to stand down their teams. 


It is anticipated that this is the final advisory for this event.


A “a temporary waiver to permit amateur data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently is permitted by section 97.307(f) of the Commission’s rules, in order to facilitate hurricane relief communications within the continental United States" has been granted.


Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Major Hurricane in Louisiana/Texas and continues to move North in Louisiana. Initial rescue efforts have begun along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast areas.


Maintain Situational Awareness by frequently checking local Weather Office and the National Hurricane Center.


Weather Offices:

Lake Charles


Dallas-Fort Worth


National Hurricane Center – Tropical Storm Laura:


Texas State Operations Center:

Level II 


Texas Department of Emergency Management:

20-0013 August Tropical Weather SITREP 4 082720

Federal Emergency Declaration request for Public Assistance Category B (Emergency Protective Measures) granted 8/24

Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuations have been ordered along the Gulf Coast


Texas Hurricane Center: Evacuation / Reception Information

Ennis and Mesquite are Reception Centers in the North Texas Section for Evacuees.

Evacuees are being placed in hotels throughout the section.


North Texas Section ARES Information:

ICS-217 RMS Packet Stations

ICS-205 North Texas Section


North Texas Section ARES Emergency Net Activations:

The NTX Net is continuing operations on 3860 LSB for nighttime (2030 hrs) and 7277.5 daytime (0830 hrs)

The NTX Section All-Star Hub 51407 is active

The NTX National Traffic System (NTS) Traffic Net on 7290 is operating daily from 0900 – 1600


Please include Greg Evans, K5GTX  (SEC@...) and Steve Lott, KG5VK (KG5VK@...) on ARES activities INCLUDING Activation Requests, Staging, Deployment, Assistance and Demobilization.


This is a rapidly changing situation.  All members need to maintain situational awareness and be safe!  Do not deploy unless directed to by your Emergency Coordinator or District Emergency Coordinator.


As always, thank  you for your support and your efforts!







Greg Evans, K5GTX

North Texas ARES

Section Emergency Coordinator


Mobile: 713-410-2376 

Email: sec@...



815 Wind Elm Dr.

Allen, TX 75002






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