WX4NHC National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station – Hurricane Season Annual Station Test – Saturday June 4th, 2011
Hello to all..
The following is the official announcement on the WX4NHC Communications Test for Saturday June 4th, 2011. The entire on-air test will be from 9 AM-5 PM ET (1300-2100 UTC). WX4NHC will be active on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system from 1-3 PM ET (1700-1900 UTC). Below is the complete announcement as provided by WX4NHC Assistant National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Coordinator, Julio Ripoll-WD4R:
Announcement from WX4NHC – Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center
WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2011 On-The-Air Station Test
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 from 9AM-5PM EST (1300z-2100z)
The purpose of this event is to test the NHC Amateur Radio Station
Equipment in preparation for this year’s Hurricane Season.
We will be making informal contacts on many frequencies and modes.
We would appreciate signal reports and basic weather data exchange (“Sunny”, or “Rain”, etc.) from stations in any location.
WX4NHC will be On-The-Air on HF, VHF, UHF and 2 & 30 meter APRS.
We plan on testing on the following voice frequencies +/- QRM
3.950 MHz, 7.268MHz, 14.325MHz, 21.325MHz, 28.425MHz.
We will try to stay on 14.325 MHz most of the time and announce when we QSY.
You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX Spotting Networks,
Such as the DX Summit Web Site:
We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 1pm-3pm EDT (1700z-1900z)
(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203).
South Florida area VHF & UHF Repeaters will be contacted.
Non-Ham Radio Weather Enthusiasts are invited to submit their actual weather using the
On-Line Hurricane Report Form at
QSL Cards are available via WD4R.
Please send your card with a S.A.S.E.
Please do NOT send QSLs directly to the Hurricane Center address.
Due to security measures,
NO VISITORS will be allowed at NHC without prior clearance from NHC Public Affairs Officer.
Only WX4NHC Operators on the pre-approved operating schedule will be allowed entry.
For more information about WX4NHC, please visit our website
Thank you for your participation in the WX4NHC Hurricane Annual Season Station Test.
Julio Ripoll Architect WD4R
WX4NHC Amateur Radio Asst. Coordinator
Celebrating 31 years at the
National Hurricane Center
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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