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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announces emergency order, new guidelines to be enforced

Delmarva Now ~ News - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 14:14

Following his state of emergency declaration, Salisbury took more steps and made tighter clarifications in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

       

NRA suing New York for deeming gun stores non-essential businesses during coronavirus pandemic

National News from CNN - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:39
The National Rifle Association of America sued New York state's governor and economic development arm in federal court on Thursday for closing gun stores during the coronavirus epidemic by deeming them non-essential businesses.

Coronavirus updates April 4 & 5: Maryland cases break 3K threshold

Delmarva Now ~ News - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 11:11

Bookmark and refresh for coronavirus live updates April 4 & 5 for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

       

Some cities see jumps in domestic violence during the pandemic

National News from CNN - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 10:37
As more and more Americans are forced to stay home during the escalating coronavirus pandemic, the crisis has created a pressure-cooker situation for domestic violence victims, exacerbating stressors and isolation that can make for a deadly mix.

11-year-old reported 'critically missing' in Salisbury: Police

Delmarva Now ~ News - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 10:31

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the missing child, but he is considered "critically missing" due to his young age.

       

Search suspended for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Delmarva Now ~ News - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 09:34

Ex-Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter, Maeve McKean, and grandson, Gideon, went missing while canoeing. The search was suspended.

       

Why these experts don't think we'll see a coronavirus baby boom

National News from CNN - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 08:38
It's a topic of speculation every time a disaster hits.

A woman flying to see her dying mother was the plane's only passenger

National News from CNN - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 08:23
Sheryl Pardo was preoccupied with one fact as she boarded her flight. This would be the last time she saw her mother.

As COVID-19 infiltrates Maryland's prisons, inmates make face shields, masks and sanitizer

Delmarva Now ~ News - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:21

Coronavirus: Maryland's prison system has 17 people — both inmates and employees — who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 3.

       

Woman played her husband their wedding song on FaceTime as he passed away

National News from CNN - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:42
Maura Lewinger says her husband, Joe, wrote her love letters every morning and left them in her lunch box.

Feds direct airlines to refund passengers for canceled flights

National News from CNN - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:14
Federal officials on Friday ordered airlines to reimburse customers for canceled flights, saying a growing number of passengers are complaining amid the coronavirus pandemic that airlines are providing travel credits rather than refunds.

Circuit Board for Bare-Bones Ventilator Moves Toward Production with Radio Amateurs’ Help

This Week in Amateur Radio - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:30
We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio licensing exams at the present time. We are aware, however, that some VE teams are exploring alternative formats on a local basis. Please use ARRL’s License Exam Search to find scheduled exam sessions in your area and verify with the local exam team that the session is still being held.

To All ARRL Members and ARRL VEC Accredited Volunteer Examiners

This Week in Amateur Radio - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:30
We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio licensing exams at the present time. We are aware, however, that some VE teams are exploring alternative formats on a local basis. Please use ARRL’s License Exam Search to find scheduled exam sessions in your area and verify with the local exam team that the session is still being held.

International Marconi Day 2020 has been Canceled

This Week in Amateur Radio - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:30
The annual International Marconi Day (IMD) ham radio operating event that was set to take place on April 25 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-hour amateur radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874. Sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, which operates as GB4IMD, International Marconi Day features participating stations operating at sites hav...

Some Countries Permitting “STAYHOME”-Suffix Call Signs during COVID-19 Pandemic

This Week in Amateur Radio - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:30
Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for 8A1STAYHOME from Indonesia, and A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates. In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven character...

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