VoIP Hurricane Net Activation – Hurricane Elsa – Saturday 7/3/21 at 1200 PM EDT-Sunday 7/4/21 at 1200 AM EDT
Hello to all..
**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 12 PM EDT Saturday Afternoon and will remain active through 12 AM EDT Sunday Morning for Elsa and its impacts to Southern Hisapniola, Jamaica and Cuba. Elsa is a category 1 hurricane and will track near or over Southern Hispaniola and Cuba based on the current forecast track late Saturday Afternoon and Evening.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Elsa starting on Saturday at 12 PM EDT**
**The VoIP Hurricane Prep net scheduled for Saturday July 3rd, 2021 at 800 PM EDT/700 PM CDT is cancelled due to the net activation**
Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Elsa as of Saturday Morning 900 AM EDT:
The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 12 PM EDT Saturday Afternoon and will remain active through 12 AM EDT Sunday Morning for Elsa and its impacts to Southern Hisapniola, Jamaica and Cuba. Elsa is a category 1 hurricane and will track near or over Southern Hispaniola and Cuba based on the current forecast track late Saturday Afternoon and Evening.
Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Elsa or with relays into the affected area of Elsa 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:
Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds or the following email address: email@example.com 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 Elsa 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:
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:
APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
Hamshack Hotline 94032
Other digital resources such as DMR, DSTAR and Wires-X will not be connected given the affected area but could be connected for Elsa and potential impacts in Florida early next week.
Stations outside the affected area that do not have relays into 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:
*KC4QLP-C* Echolink conference node: 290251
*ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723
The KC5FM All-Star Node will be connected to the VoIP Hurricane Net and can be connected to via Echolink by doing *328848.
These two streaming audio feeds should be available. Those streaming audio feeds are as follows:
Streaming feed 1: http://126.96.36.199:8000 -Provided by KC4QLP-Bob Carter
Streaming feed 2: http://audio.arert.net/ -Provided by the ARERT conference owners and sysops
Please note that there could be additional listen only nodes and streaming feeds. If time allows, this info will be updated via the voipwxnet web site and social media feeds.
The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Elsa. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net