VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Michael – Wednesday 10/10/18 – 5 AM EDT through Early Thursday Morning

Hello to all..

**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate starting at 5 AM EDT Wednesday Morning through early Thursday Morning for Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, Southern Alabama and South-Central Georgia.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will activate at 900 AM EDT Wednesday 10/10/18 for Dangerous Hurricane Michael**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Michael as of Tuesday Evening 10/9/18 at 615 PM EDT/2225 UTC:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate starting at 500 AM EDT Wednesday Morning through early Thursday Morning for Dangerous Hurricane Michael’s impacts to the Florida Panhandle, Southern Alabama and South-Central Georgia. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will activate at 900 AM EDT Wednesday 10/10/18. Michael is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane as it makes landfall in the Florida panhandle and spreads those conditions across South-Central Georgia.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Hurricane Michael or with relays into the affected area of Michael are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur Operators in the affected area or Amateur Operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SKYWARN Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net web site at the following link:
http://voipwx.net/voip-hurricane-net-reporting-criteria/

Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to the following email address: pics@nsradio.org and credit will be given to the Amateur Radio Operator, weather spotter or individual that took the photos and media and be shared with the Amateur Radio team at the National Hurricane Center and other agencies and outlets.

Advisories on Hurricane Michael can be seen off of the Atlantic Tropical Products menu selection on the voipwxnet web site, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and off the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Reports as obtained via the VoIP Hurricane Net from Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area, relays from the affected area or from APRS/CWOP Weather Station feeds and other social media outlets can be found at the following link:
http://report.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records?auth=OK

In addition to our typical Echolink/IRLP resources, we will be maintaining a monitoring watch on the following modes of communication using DSTAR/DMR and APRS:

D-STAR Smart Groups:

WXNET1 in New York – Login command WXNET1, Logoff command WXNET1 T

WXNET2 in California – Login command WXNET2, Logoff command WXNET2 T

D-STAR Reflectors:

XLX307W in Wyoming – Link commands XRF307WL, DCS307WL or REF307WL

XLX735W in New York – Link commands XRF735WL, DCS735WL or REF735WL

DMR BM 31680

APRS KC5FM-9

Winlink: KC5FM

Stations outside the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes and can connect on either Echolink or IRLP:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123

Stations outside the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes on Echolink:
*KA1AAA* Echolink conference node: 4439
*WX5FWD* Echolink conference node: 372418
*ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723

Stations outside the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes on All-Star by dialing *33009123.
The KC5FM All-Star Node will be connected to the VoIP Hurricane Net and can be connected to by doing *328848.

We will have an audio livestream setup through the efforts of AI6YR-Benjamin Kuo at the following link:
http://wd6eby.actusa.net:8000/hurricane.mp3

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Hurricane Michael. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net