Hello to all..
I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holiday Season. The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season was extraordinarily quiet with just 2 Hurricane Net Activations this year. The first one being Hurricane Bill for the Canadian Maritimes and the second activation being for Hurricane Ida which approached the Gulf Coast as a hurricane but weakened to a tropical storm before landfall.
While the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been quiet, the 2010 Season has the potential to be more active per the early Atlantic Hurricnae outlook from Dr. Gray earlier this month. In addition, while it has been a quiet season, the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team continues to take steps to improve the net as we move into 2010 by preparing to offer Net Control Training for net controls, presentations for the monthly nets during the off-season hurricane months and the team continues work getting more activity from stations in and near the affected area of hurricanes. We are also always looking for more net controls for our net.
The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team is very grateful to all stations that participate in our net on a weekly/monthly basis and those stations that give reports from their affected area during hurricanes as well as stations that relay reports from stations in the affected area. Without your support, this net would not be successful nor would the operations of WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricnae Center, which will be entering its 30th year of service in 2010, and continues an incredible exemplary service to the community. We are also grateful to play such an important role in their operation.
Once again, a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holiday season to all. We look forward to working with everyone again in 2010! Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!