Special Announcement: 2016 WX4NHC Communications Test Very Successful – FEMA Administrator KK4INZ-Craig Fugate Participates in VoIPWXNet Portion of the Test

Hello to all..

The 2016 WX4NHC Communications Test was very successful. Many Amateur Radio stations checked in with WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center allowing for critical testing of equipment. In addition, KK4INZ-Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, checked into the test and contacted both WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, and VE1MBR-Bob Robichaud, who was located at the Canadian Hurricane Centre in the Halifax Nova Scotia Canada area and monitored the last approximately 45 minutes of the Communications test. The moment was captured and recorded via the Echolink audio recording feature. The approximately 5 minute and 30 second period where KK4INZ-Craig Fugate made contact with WX4NHC and the Canadian Hurricane Centre can be heard via the following link:

http://www.voipwx.net/files/KK4INZ_Craig_Fugate_on_voipwxnet_wx4nhc_comms_test.wav

This link and recording has also been archived in the VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Presentations Archive which is a link off the Main Menu of the web site. As we enter the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio community in the NWS Taunton Coverage area should be prepared to report severe weather per the SKYWARN reporting criteria during tropical systems and as we move into the summer severe weather season to support the National Weather Service in Taunton Massachusetts, their local and state emergency management, non-governmental organizations and the media to provide a high level of situational awareness and disaster intelligence information. It is also important to assure your personally prepared as well. As witnessed by the time taken by the FEMA Administrator to participate in the WX4NHC Communications test, Amateur Radio’s preparedness and SKYWARN Spotter preparedness before event and executing support during potentially significant weather situations and tropical systems is critical to the overall disaster response effort.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
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Hello to all..

The 2016 WX4NHC Communications Test was very successful. Many Amateur Radio stations checked in with WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center allowing for critical testing of equipment. In addition, KK4INZ-Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, checked into the test and contacted both WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, and VE1MBR-Bob Robichaud, who was located at the Canadian Hurricane Centre in the Halifax Nova Scotia Canada area and monitored the last approximately 45 minutes of the Communications test. The moment was captured and recorded via the Echolink audio recording feature. The approximately 5 minute and 30 second period where KK4INZ-Craig Fugate made contact with WX4NHC and the Canadian Hurricane Centre can be heard via the following link:

http://www.voipwx.net/files/KK4INZ_Craig_Fugate_on_voipwxnet_wx4nhc_comms_test.wav

This link and recording has also been archived in the VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Presentations Archive which is a link off the Main Menu of the web site. As we enter the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the SKYWARN Spotters and Amateur Radio community in the NWS Taunton Coverage area should be prepared to report severe weather per the SKYWARN reporting criteria during tropical systems and as we move into the summer severe weather season to support the National Weather Service in Taunton Massachusetts, their local and state emergency management, non-governmental organizations and the media to provide a high level of situational awareness and disaster intelligence information. It is also important to assure your personally prepared as well. As witnessed by the time taken by the FEMA Administrator to participate in the WX4NHC Communications test, Amateur Radio’s preparedness and SKYWARN Spotter preparedness before event and executing support during potentially significant weather situations and tropical systems is critical to the overall disaster response effort.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
Like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/wx1box
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/wx1box

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