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Message 1893120 - Posted: 4 Oct 2017, 3:50:05 UTC

The workers and families weathered the Hurricane in the structures at the array. The antenna was damaged with a boom falling from the supported antenna structure to the panels below mangling the boom and damaging several reflector panels. The Onion enclosure remains secure although it is feared that antennas within will need realignment as they did in previous high wind event hurricanes. The suspension rigging was not damaged and is being examined to insure site and worker safety.

Costs are not yet determined as damages still need assessment and replacement repair price breakouts calculated.

Arecibo remains difficult to access due to many downed trees, road washouts, and mudslides. Power is running on generators with conservation of diesel being exercised.

The above was gleaned from a news report and interview with the Director of the site.
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Message 1893652 - Posted: 6 Oct 2017, 17:21:13 UTC - in response to Message 1891632.  

I called the ARRL HQ in Newington, CT. They report that the staff has power and shelter. Their repeater which covered 90% of the Island was totally destroyed, however an Amateur Organization donated a brand new repeater to the effort and they hope it will be online soon. If I obtain additional news I'll post it here. I'm listening on 20 meters now but not too much news RE: PR coming through at the time.

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Message 1894716 - Posted: 11 Oct 2017, 20:50:52 UTC
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Message 1894810 - Posted: 12 Oct 2017, 12:02:01 UTC

The NYTimes says that 84% of Puerto Rico is still powerless, but hospitals are working with Diesel generators as long as there is fuel.
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Message 1895257 - Posted: 14 Oct 2017, 8:38:12 UTC

Any latest news about Arecibo - or did I miss it?
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Message 1895258 - Posted: 14 Oct 2017, 8:39:40 UTC - in response to Message 1895257.  

Ah - yes. I was responding to the 21st September message which is still on my bulletin board.
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Message 1895262 - Posted: 14 Oct 2017, 9:37:57 UTC - in response to Message 1891254.  

Good to hear that ham radio can still be of use . I would have thought someone at SETI HQ
would have been equally proficient to get a message from / to Arecibo . Make me wonder how
proficient the organisation is regarding communication with distant contacts ?
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Message 1895485 - Posted: 15 Oct 2017, 9:51:54 UTC

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/maria/index.html#18/18.34455/-66.75296

hard to see difference between pre maria pict and 09/24 pict
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