2021 Virtual National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop Posted On Youtube

Hello to all…

The 2021 Virtual National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop that was held on Tuesday June 15th, 2021 is posted on Youtube. It can be seen at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ecZRKVgIG0

In the interest of time to get this posted on Youtube since it has been several months since the conference, it is one long workshop video of 4 hours and 8 minutes but in the description of the video, we provide the rough start time for each of the workshop topics. We hope this will be useful to anyone in the coastal areas that are threatened by tropical systems each year.

Thanks for all their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

 

Tropical Storm Nicholas Forms in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico – Will Monitor In Case Nicholas Attains Hurricane Strength

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Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. While the current NHC official forecast is to keep it below a hurricane strength, it will not take much deviation in the forecast intensity for Nicholas to attain hurricane strength. This could occur if Nicholas stays over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico longer and tracks a little further east to avoid stronger shear in the atmosphere that could keep it weaker. These aspects will be monitored closely by the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team. Advisories from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Nicholas can be found off the main menu of the voipwx.net web site under Atlantic Tropical Products, via our Social Media Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the NHC web site at the following link:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

As mentioned on the VoIP Hurricane Prep Net last night, there are several other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic basin being monitored in the Atlantic basin. We are at the peak of hurricane season. All Amateur Radio Operators, spotters and residents in coastal areas should monitor the developments in the Atlantic Tropics, review and have in place their hurricane plans. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

 

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Larry Secured at 230 AM EDT – Saturday 9/11/21 – VoIP Hurricane Prep Net On for Tonight – Latest Tropical Updates

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The VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Larry was secured at 230 AM EDT – Saturday 9/11/21 supporting both WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida and the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. Through the exemplary efforts of VO1IV-Aaron Abbott and a number of Amateur Radio Operators across Newfoundland Canada and one Amateur Operator in Ontario who relayed a report from a non-Amateur Radio CANWARN Spotter in St Johns Newfoundland, reports of damage to trees, power lines, power outages including roof damage to a school and a home were relayed off from Amateurs in the region. Additional information was captured via public safety feeds from the St Johns and Conception Bay areas of Newfoundland Canada as well as online weather stations including one report from Cape St Mary Lighthouse which was used in the Friday Evening 1100 PM EDT National Hurricane Center Advisory crediting Amateur Radio. The complete set of reports can be seen on the following link:

http://report.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records?auth=OK

We are very grateful to VO1IV-Aaron and all Amateurs who supported the respective hurricane centers and our net. We wish them well in their storm recovery efforts!

We will have our regular VoIP Hurricane Prep Net this Saturday Evening at 800 PM EDT. While there are no named systems in the Atlantic basin, there are several areas of disturbed weather and we will discuss them on tonight’s net. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation – Hurricane Larry – Friday 9/10/21 at 800 PM EDT-Saturday 9/11/21 at 200 AM EDT

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 PM EDT Friday evening and will remain active potentially through 2 AM EDT Saturday Morning for Hurricane Larry and its impacts to Southeast Newfoundland Canada**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans for Hurricane Larry as of Friday Morning 1130 AM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 PM EDT Friday evening and will remain active potentially through 2 AM EDT Saturday Morning for Hurricane Larry and its impacts to Southeast Newfoundland Canada.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Larry or with relays into the affected area of Hurricane Larry 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/Canadian Weather Service SKYWARN/CANWARN Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net web site at the following link:

VoIP Hurricane Net Reporting Criteria

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: 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 Larry 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

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
APRS KC5FM-9
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032

The VK3JED Megalink system will be connected to the VoIP Hurricane Net throughout the VoIP Hurricane Net offering the following modes of connectivity for stations in the affected area of Larry or stations with relays in the affected area of Larry:
DMR BM 50535
YSF. 50535. AU_VK_Multi_Link
P25 50535
M17 M17-432 D
D-STAR XLX432 D
IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154

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:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
*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://74.208.24.77:8000 -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 Hurricane Larry. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

VoIP Hurricane Net – Hurricane Ida Operations Completed On Monday 8/30/21 at 1 AM EDT – Summary of Operations

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The VoIP Hurricane Net activation for Hurricane Ida completed on Monday 8/30/21 at 1 AM EDT/1200 AM CDT. The net handled dozens of reports from stations in the affected area of Hurricane Ida as well as stations with relays into the affected area of Hurricane Ida. A Davis online weather station in Grand Isle, LA recorded a wind gust of 146 MPH before the instrument malfunctioned as Ira roared ashore. The Police Chief in Grand Isle stated a 148 MPH gust occurred which was likely from the same weather station and just wasn’t captured in the online feed from the station. Reports from this weather station as well as another Davis Weather Station oil platform “Dredge Illinois” near Pilottown, LA with a wind gust of 119 MPH were sent into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center.

Amateur Radio Operators from the N5OZG Repeater system provided constant ground truth from areas in and around the New Orleans area. Joe-N5OZG relayed numerous damage reports to trees, power poles and structures including flood reports. KA5EZQ-Rick in Belle Chasse, Louisiana provided numerous updates from his community during Ida. KI5NMF-Ryan, while working as a firefighter in Hammond, Louisiana, relayed numerous reports of storm damage and storm surge flooding calls that both he and fellow firefighters responded to before conditions were unsafe to respond to such calls. Many other Amateurs on the N5OZG Repeater system provided ground truth into the VoIP Hurricane Net despite dealing with direct and significant impacts to their communities and property and we are forever grateful for their support and the continued partnership we have had with their team since 2008 and Hurricane Gustav. All of these reports were also sent to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center as well.

Our Amateur Radio Net Controls from across the United States also assisted with reporting and monitoring of weather stations, social media outlets, public safety outlets and reached out to contacts in the affected area to provide reports of storm damage to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. Our net controls included KC5FM-Lloyd, K2DCD-Dennis, WX9VOR-Debby, who also assisted with net control scheduling for the operation, K3CFG-Carl, KC8TCQ-Keith, WX0NET-Billy, who despite significant work commitments helped where possible during net operations, N4YKS-Joe (a new Net Control Operator) and KD4CLJ-David. The team did a tremendous job providing a constant data flow for situational awareness.

Reports were sent via our VoIP Hurricane Net web-based reporting form and database system. You can view the reports sent into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center at the following link:
http://report.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records?auth=OK

We appreciate everyone who supported the VoIP Hurricane Net operation for Hurricane Ida. If there are further updates on Hurricane Ida from the affected area or any way we can support the area during Hurricane Ida, we will keep everyone posted. The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is not until mid-September. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will continue to monitor all developments in the Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation – Hurricane Ida – Sunday 8/29/21 at 800 AM EDT-Monday 8/30/21 at 1200 PM EDT

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 AM EDT/7 AM CDT Sunday Morning and will remain active potentially through 12 PM EDT/11 AM CDT Monday for Hurricane Ida and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Hurricane Ida**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Ida as of Saturday Morning 930 AM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 AM EDT Sunday Morning and will remain active active potentially through 12 PM EDT Monday Afternoon for Hurricane Ida and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Ida or with relays into the affected area of Hurricane Ida 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 our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds or 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 Ida 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

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032

The VK3JED Megalink system will be connected to the VoIP Hurricane Net throughout the VoIP Hurricane Net offering the following modes of connectivity for stations in the affected area of Ida or stations with relays in the affected area of Ida:
DMR BM 50535
YSF. 50535. AU_VK_Multi_Link
P25 50535
M17 M17-432 D
D-STAR XLX432 D
IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154

Through the efforts of N4YKS-Joe, we have TGIF DMR 3198 linked to the VoIP Hurricane Net as well.

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:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
*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://74.208.24.77:8000 -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 Hurricane Ida. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation – Hurricane Henri – Sunday 8/22/21 at 800 AM EDT-Monday 8/23/21 at 1100 PM EDT

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 AM EDT Sunday Morning and will remain active through 11 PM EDT Sunday Evening for Hurricane Henri and its impacts to Southern New England, New York City area and Long Island New York**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Henri starting on Sunday at 9 AM EDT**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Henri as of Saturday Evening 1120 PM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 AM EDT Sunday Morning and will remain active through 11 PM EDT Sunday Evening for Hurricane Henri and its impacts to Southern New England, New York City area and Long Island New York for Sunday Morning through Sunday Evening.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Henri or with relays into the affected area of Hurricane Henri 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:

VoIP Hurricane Net Reporting Criteria

Please note that the VoIP Hurricane Net operation will be combined with New England SKYWARN regional opertions. The *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP Reflector 9123 will be connected to the *WX_TALK* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 reflector system to form a large combined net to centralize reporting from the region.

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: 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 Henri 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

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032

Other digital resources such as DMR, DSTAR and Wires-X may be connected if time allows coordination to get those systems connected.

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://74.208.24.77:8000 -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 Hurricane Henri. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation – Hurricane Elsa – Saturday 7/3/21 at 1200 PM EDT-Sunday 7/4/21 at 1200 AM EDT

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**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:

VoIP Hurricane Net Reporting Criteria

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: 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 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:
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

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org
Allstar 28848
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://74.208.24.77:8000 -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!

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

Weekly VoIP Hurricane Net Cancelled This Saturday Due to Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend `

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With Amateur Radio Field Day weekend in full swing in the United States and COVID19 restrictions lifted across the nation, we will cancel the VoIP Hurricane Net for this Saturday 6/26/21. This will allow Amateurs to focus on Field Day weekend activities and enjoy operating at Field Day sites whether it be out in the field, at EOCs or via home stations. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team hopes everyone enjoys Field Day weekend. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

2021 National Hurricane Conference Virtual Amateur Radio Workshop – Tuesday June 15th, 2021 – Workshop Topics and Zoom Information

Hello to all…

We will have the 2021 National Hurricane Conference Virtual Amateur Radio Workshop on Tuesday June 15th, 2021 from 1030 AM-1210 PM EDT and 130-500 PM EDT. The topics lineup for the workshop as well as the Zoom information details are listed below:

http://voipwx.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/national_hurricane_conference_2020_PR_rev_1-3.pdf

The workshop will be recorded and added on to Youtube as well. We appreciate everyone’s support of the 2021 National Hurricane Conference Virtual Amateur Radio Workshop on Tuesday 6/15/21 and everyone’s support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

 

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