Hello to all..
The following is a reminder and a complete announcement on the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center – WX4NHC Communications Test for Saturday June 2nd, 2012 from 9 AM-5 PM EDT/1300-2100 UTC as written by Julio Ripoll-WD4R, Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator. They will be on the *WX-TALK* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 from 1 PM-3 PM EDT (1700-1900 UTC):
Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center
WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2012 On-The-Air Station Test
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 from 9AM-5PM EDT (1300z-2100z)
The purpose of this event is to test the NHC Amateur Radio Station equipment and perform operator training 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).
Local 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, as it will get delayed.
Due to security measures,
NO VISITORS will be allowed entry to NHC without prior clearance from NHC Security.
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 32 years at the
National Hurricane Center
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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