Hello to all….
After coordination with WX4NHC Coordinators Julio Ripoll-WD4R and John McHugh-K4AG, the VoIP Hurricane Net will most likely activate any time between Noon-3 PM EDT Tuesday. This is subject to change depending on the strength, speed of movement and track of Tropical Storm Ernesto which is expected to get near or at hurricane strength as it approaches Southern Florida.
The VoIP Hurricane Net requests all affected area EchoLink PC users, links and nodes and all affected area IRLP nodes to connect to the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203 conference server/IRLP reflector 9219 VoIP integrated conference system. Stations that are not in the affected area via EchoLink can connect to the *KC4QLP-C* conference server, Node #: 290251. Additional EchoLink Listen-Only Conference Servers and listen only IRLP reflector channels will be announced later as needed.
The reporting criteria can be seen on the VoIPWXNet web site. You can go to http://www.voipwx.net and click on Reporting Criteria from the Main Menu. We have also added graphics on Ernesto to include Satellite Imagery. Radar graphics may be added if time allows as the system moves closer to Florida. This can be found under Atlantic Tropical Products from the Main Menu of the web site.
This announcement maybe updated with an announcement from WX4NHC coordinators if new information is received and time allows either later tonight or tomorrow morning. Our sincere thanks to all stations in the affected area and our listeners for their support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net 1