Hello to all….
I have received the following announcement on the WX4NHC Annual Communications Test. It will be Saturday June 2nd, 2007 from 9 AM-5 PM ET (1300z-2100z). WX4NHC will be on EchoLink *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 on Saturday June 2nd from 1-3 PM ET (1700-1900z) and VoIP Hurricane Net Controls will be taking lists of up to 10 stations at a time to speak with WX4NHC like what has been done in past years. Below is the Announcement from WX4NHC as received from John McHugh-K4AG, WX4NHC Coordinator:
Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station
at the National Hurricane Center
WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2007 On-The-Air Station Test
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 from 9 AM – 5 PM EST (1300z-2100z)
The purpose of this annual Station Test is to test all of our radio equipment, computers and antennas using as many modes and frequencies as possible.
This is not a Contest or simulated Hurricane Exercise. New computers and software will be tested. Some operator training will also be conducted.
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, 28.525MHz.
Need to find us on HF, try using one of the DX Spotting Networks, Such as the DX Summit Web Site:
Select “DX-Spots” 50, 250 or 1,000 or select “Spot Database Search” and enter WX4NHC.
We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 1pm-3pm EDT (1700z-1900z) (IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference). http://www.voipwx.net/
South Florida area VHF & UHF Repeaters & simplex.
Report your Call sign, Signal Report, Location and Name. Short Weather Report (“Sunny”, or “Rain”, etc.)
Non-Hams are invited to submit their actual weather using the On-Line Hurricane Report Form at
QSL Cards are available via WD4R. Please 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 during this test.
Thank you for your participation in this Station TEST.
WX4NHC Amateur Radio Station
At the National Hurricane Center
John Mc Hugh, K4AG
Coordinator for Amateur Radio
National Hurricane Center, WX4NHC
Home page:- http://www.wx4nhc.org
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net