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The following is from the ARRL Letter Article and highlights the National Hurricane Conference set for April. Once again, the VoIP Hurricane Net along with WX4NHC Operations will be presented at the conference. Below is the ARRL Letter Article:
==> NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE SET FOR APRIL
The 30th Annual National Hurricane Conference http://www.hurricanemeeting.com begins on March 31, running through April 4 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This annual event brings together many disciplines in the Emergency Management field to address tropical events that impact the United States.
Once again, Amateur Radio is being highlighted on Tuesday, April 1 in a 4.5 hour training session. ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD, is the Chairman of the Amateur Radio Committee of the NHC, and has put together what he calls “a worthwhile learning experience for the attendees.”
Leading off the afternoon will be a presentation on Amateur Radio and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Station WX4NHC http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/w4ehw by John McHugh, K4AG, and Julio Ripoll, WD4R, the Amateur Radio Coordinators at the NHC http://www.nhc.noaa.gov . The VoIP Hurricane Net http://www.voipwx.net will then be highlighted in a presentation by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Director of Operations.
The final formal presentation of the afternoon will be the subject of Macedo’s and Dura’s “Emergency Management’s use of Amateur Radio for Situational Awareness and Disaster Intelligence.” This discussion is focused on the Emergency Managers and their staff to give them clear concepts to include Amateur Radio in their operational plans beyond the more traditional uses of emergency traffic handling. As time permits, the afternoon will conclude with an open forum on current issues in Amateur Radio’s response to tropical events.
Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net