SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2020 on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 System – Saturday 12/5/20 0000-2400 UTC

Hello to all..

SKYWARN Recognition Day is Saturday December 5th, 2020 from 0000-2400 UTC (Friday Evening 12/4/20 from 700 PM ET-Saturday Evening 12/5/20 at 700 PM ET) and Echolink and IRLP will be playing a role in SRD as it has in past years. SKYWARN Recognition Day is an opportunity for National Weather Service Forecast Offices across the United States to thank SKYWARN Spotters for their efforts in obtaining timely severe weather reporting for the protection of life and property. This is the SKYWARN program’s main mission.

EchoLink and IRLP are just a couple of modes people can utilize to contact NWS offices during SKYWARN Recognition Day. Many NWS offices will be on 2 Meters, 440 MHz, HF and other VHF/UHF bands. Additional details on SKYWARN Recognition Day including registration for all stations so they can get a SRD number (not required for event participation but needed if you are interested in getting A SRD number) can be found via the following links:

http://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition

Due to COVID19, volunteer Amateur Radio Operators are not allowed to be at NWS Forecast Offices. Forecast offices will be represented by Amateur Radio Operators at home and possibly by some NWS employees from actual NWS offices.

As in past years, the EchoLink *WX_TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 system will be scheduling time for NWS offices and due to COVID, Amateur Operators who typically are at weather service hours, in 1-2 hour time slots to act as a net control to make contacts with spotters that are on the system. If a NWS office/SKYWARN NWS Operator runs out of contacts and there are other NWS offices on the system, the NWS office/SKYWARN Operator acting as net control can turn it over to a different NWS office to act as a net control on the system at their discretion. Also, for this year, we will have the following modes connected in through the efforts of KC5FM-Lloyd Colston and VK3JED-Tony Langdon. They are as follows:

Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154
DMR BM TG 50535
P25 TG 50535
YSF reflector 50535 (narrow mode only)
D-STAR XLX432 D (DCS432 D)

We’d like to ask NWS offices and/or coordinators who are operating from home who operate at NWS offices do their best to adhere to the schedule. Sometimes this is difficult due to the number of contacts received by each net control. We ask for everyone’s patience and working cooperatively to respect the time slot schedule.

Below is the 2020 SRD Schedule with the time slots confirmed so far for 2020 and those time slots relinquished by NWS offices. See the list of NWS offices below:

Time in UTC NWS Office Call-Sign
0000-0100: N0NWS (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0100-0200: WX1GYX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0200-0300: WX7SLC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0300-0400: WX9GRB
0400-0500: WX1BOX (Confirmed Time slot from last year)
0500-0600: WX9LOT (Confirmed Time slot from last year)
0600-0700: WX4HUN (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0700-0800: NM8RC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
0800-0900: NM8RC (Confirmed time slot from last year – same members of WX8APX but using different call sign this year)
0900-1000: Open
1000-1100: WX7SLC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1100-1200: Open (WX7SLC relinquished this time slot for this year for the 1300-1400z time slot)
1200-1300: W7NWS
1300-1400: WX7SLC (New time slot for this year)
1400-1500: WX1AW
1500-1600: WX1BOX (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1600-1700: WX4NC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
1700-1800: WX4JKL (New NWS office for this year)
1800-1900: WX6LOX
1900-2000: K0MPX
2000-2100: WX4JKL (New NWS office for this year)
2100-2300: WX4NHC (Confirmed time slot from last year)
2300-2400: Open (Time slot relinquished in 2020 by WX6NWS)

There will be other conference systems utilized for SKYWARN Recognition Day. They are as follows:

The New England Reflector Gateway System will be utilized by the NWS Boston/Norton, Mass. and NWS Gray, Maine offices from 0000-0500 UTC and 1200-2400 UTC. The New England Gateway system is on EchoLink Conference server *NEW-ENG3* Node: 9123, IRLP reflector 9123. If other NWS offices would like to join the system, they are welcome to do so and participants in SKYWARN Recognition Day can also use that system to make contact with various NWS offices. This is a great place to move off the *WX_TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system after your scheduled time if other Amateurs or NWS offices whish to make contact with you.

Also, the Western Reflector will be having NWS offices calling CQ as in past years and have multiple reflector channels and Echolink conferences available. There is reflector 9250/Echolink Conference *HI-GATE* node: 357564, IRLP 9251 and the *WORLD* Echolink Conference node: 479886, IRLP 9257/*DCF-ARC* Echolink Conference node: 336037 and IRLP 9258/EchoLink Conference *NV-GATE* Node: 152566 open for NWS offices. Please contact Kent-W7AOR for additional information on the Western Reflector.

A few technical reminders for folks interested in making contacts with the NWS Forecast Offices on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 and New England Reflector Gateway IRLP 9123/*NEW-ENG3* Echolink Node: 9123 systems:

-The system allows both EchoLink and IRLP connections. For EchoLink users, you connect to the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203 conference system. For IRLP users, you would connect to IRLP reflector 9219.

-If you are using EchoLink, the RF node or PC that you’re using must have EchoLink conferencing disabled. If it is not disabled, the system will automatically kick the node or PC off of the system. The reason this occurs is to prevent unintentional interference from a conferencing station that may not know the node is connected somewhere else. This will keep traffic moving on the net and reduce interference considerably.

For more information on VoIP Technical Configuration Tips, please go to our web site at http://www.voipwx.net where we have a link to that information on the main menu of the web site. This announcement will also be on the web site.

We are looking forward to another fun SKYWARN Recognition Day on the *WX-TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 system, Allstar 28848 along with DMR/DSTAR and other modes provided by VK3JED-Tony, New England Reflector Gateway system and Western Reflector system. Thanks to all for their support!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Boston/Norton Massachusetts
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans for Zeta – Tuesday 10/27/20 1100 PM EDT Update

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 12 PM EDT Wednesday Afternoon and will remain active through 11 PM EDT Wednesday Evening for Zeta and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from Southeast Louisiana through Southern Mississippi. Zeta is a strong tropical storm expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane late Wednesday Afternoon/early evening along the Southeast Louisiana/Southern Mississippi coast line.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Zeta starting on Wednesday at 12 PM EDT..

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Zeta as of Tuesday Evening 10/27/20 at 1100 PM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 12 PM EDT Wednesday Afternoon and will remain active through 11 PM EDT Wednesday Evening for Zeta and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from Southeast Louisiana through Southern Mississippi. Zeta is a strong tropical storm expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane late Wednesday Afternoon/early evening along the Southeast Louisiana/Southern Mississippi coast line. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Zeta starting on Wednesday at 12 PM EDT.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Zeta or with relays into the affected area of Zeta 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: 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 Zeta 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, DSTAR and DMR resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org

Wiresx 43234
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
D-STAR Ref052B

Also, we will have the following resources connected into the net directly to provide direct DMR Brandmeister and D-STAR capabilities along with other modes. This is through the efforts of VoIP Hurricane Net Technical Coordinator, Tony Langdon-VK3JED:

IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154
DMR BM TG 50535
P25 TG 50535
YSF reflector 50535 (narrow mode only)
D-STAR XLX432 D (DCS432 D)

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
*SKY_GATE* Echolink conference node: 868981
*USA-HAMS* Echolink conference node: 202721

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 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 Zeta. 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 for this Saturday Evening 10/10/20 Cancelled Due to Hurricane Delta Activation Friday that Ended at 12 AM EDT

Hello to all…

The VoIP Hurricane Net for this Saturday Evening will be cancelled due to the 16 hour activation for Hurricane Delta which ended at 12 AM EDT Saturday. Barring a VoIP Hurricane Net activation, the next VoIP Hurricane Net will be Saturday 10/17/20 at 8 PM EDT/700 PM CDT/0000 UTC. For a listing of reports during Hurricane Delta, you can view the VoIP Hurricane Net Report Viewer at the following link:

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

The VoIP Hurricane Net management team will closely monitor developments in the Atlantic Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support for the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

 

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans for Hurricane Delta – Friday 10/9/20 915 AM EDT Update

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**VoIP Hurricane Net has has activated at 8 AM EDT Friday Morning and will remain active through 2 AM EDT Saturday for Hurricane Delta and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from Southeast Texas through Southern Louisiana. Delta is currently a Category-3 hurricane and will be at Cat-2 to Cat-3 strength near landfall and will make landfall later Friday Afternoon and Evening along the Southwest Louisiana Coast.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Hurricane Delta and its landfall Friday Evening.**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Delta as of Friday Morning at 915 AM EDT:

VoIP Hurricane Net has has activated at 8 AM EDT Friday Morning and will remain active through 2 AM EDT Saturday for Hurricane Delta and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from Southeast Texas through Southern Louisiana. Delta is currently a Category-3 hurricane and will be at Cat-2 to Cat-3 strength near landfall and will make landfall later Friday Afternoon and Evening along the Southwest Louisiana Coast. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also be active with the VoIP Hurricane Net during Hurricane Delta and its landfall Friday Evening.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Sally or with relays into the affected area of Sally 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 Delta 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, DSTAR and DMR resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org

Wiresx 43234
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
D-STAR Ref052B

Also, we will have the following resources connected into the net directly to provide direct DMR Brandmeister and D-STAR capabilities along with other modes. This is through the efforts of VoIP Hurricane Net Technical Coordinator, Tony Langdon-VK3JED:

IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154
DMR BM TG 50535
P25 TG 50535
YSF reflector 50535 (narrow mode only)
D-STAR XLX432 D (DCS432 D)

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
*SKY_GATE* Echolink conference node: 868981
*USA-HAMS* Echolink conference node: 202721

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 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 Delta. 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 Plans for Hurricane Sally – Tuesday 9/15/20 830 AM EDT Update

Hello to all..

**VoIP Hurricane Net has been active since 6 AM EDT Tuesday Morning and will remain active through 12 PM EDT Wednesday for Hurricane Sally and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Southeast Louisiana. Sally is currently a Category-1 hurricane and will be at Cat-1 to possibly Cat-2 strength and will make landfall later Tuesday or Wednesday Morning along the Northern US Gulf Coast.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center has also been active since 6 AM EDT Tuesday Morning. Both WX4NHC and the VoIP Hurricane Net were active from 6-10 PM EDT Monday Evening and secured operations overnight due to Sally’s slow movement and the strongest winds remaining offshore overnight.**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Sally as of Tuesday Morning at 830 AM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net has been active since 6 AM EDT Tuesday Morning and will remain active through 12 PM EDT Wednesday for Hurricane Sally and its impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Southeast Louisiana. Sally is currently a Category-1 hurricane and will be at Cat-1 to possibly Cat-2 strength and will make landfall later Tuesday or Wednesday Morning along the Northern US Gulf Coast. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center has also been active since 6 AM EDT Tuesday Morning. Both WX4NHC and the VoIP Hurricane Net were active from 6-10 PM EDT Monday Evening and secured operations overnight due to Sally’s slow movement and the strongest winds remaining offshore overnight.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Sally or with relays into the affected area of Sally 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 Sally 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, DSTAR and DMR resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org

Wiresx 43234
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
D-STAR Ref052B

Also, we will have the following resources connected into the net directly to provide direct DMR Brandmeister and D-STAR capabilities along with other modes. This is through the efforts of VoIP Hurricane Net Technical Coordinator, Tony Langdon-VK3JED:

IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154
DMR BM TG 50535
P25 TG 50535
YSF reflector 50535 (narrow mode only)
D-STAR XLX432 D (DCS432 D)

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
*SKY_GATE* Echolink conference node: 868981
*USA-HAMS* Echolink conference node: 202721

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 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 Sally. 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 Plans for Major Hurricane Laura – Wednesday 8/26/20 810 AM EDT Update

Hello to all..

**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate on Wednesday Evening at 5 PM through 12 PM Thursday Morning for Major Hurricane Laura and its impacts on the Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana region. Laura is intensifying and is expected to maintain major hurricane status and is likely to be a Category-4 hurricane at landfall along the Texas/Louisiana border.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will also be active Wednesday through Thursday Morning.**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Laura as of Wednesday Morning at 810 AM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate on Wednesday Evening at 5 PM through 12 PM Thursday Morning for Major Hurricane Laura and its impacts on the Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana region. Laura is intensifying and is expected to maintain major hurricane status and is likely to be a Category-4 hurricane at landfall along the Texas/Louisiana border. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will also be active Wednesday through Thursday Morning.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Laura or with relays into the affected area of Laura 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 Laura 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, DSTAR and DMR resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org

Wiresx 43234
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
D-STAR Ref052B
DMR 3199

Also, we will have the following resources connected into the net directly to provide direct DMR Brandmeister and D-STAR capabilities along with other modes. This is through the efforts of VoIP Hurricane Net Technical Coordinator, Tony Langdon-VK3JED:

IRLP 9550
AllStar 27154
DMR BM TG 50535
P25 TG 50535
YSF reflector 50535 (narrow mode only)
D-STAR XLX432 D (DCS432 D)

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
IRLP reflector: 9129 (New England Reflector IRLP channel 9)

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 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 Laura. 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 and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Isaias – Monday 8/3/20 315 PM EDT Update

Hello to all..

**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate on Monday Evening at 5 PM through 2 AM Tuesday Morning for Isaias and its impacts on the Eastern North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina coast line. Isaias is expected to intensify and reach Category 1 hurricane status before making landfall in the Carolinas.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will be activating Monday 8/3/20 at 500 PM EDT.**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Isaias as of Monday Afternoon at 230 PM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate on Monday Evening at 5 PM through 2 AM Tuesday for Isaias and its impacts on the Eastern North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina coast line. Isaias is expected to intensify and reach Category 1 hurricane status before making landfall in the Carolinas. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will be activating Monday 8/3/20 at 5 PM EDT.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Isaias or with relays into the affected area of Isaias 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 Isaias 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, DSTAR and DMR resources that can be monitored are as follows:

APRS KC5FM
Winlink: KC5FM@winlink.org

Wiresx 43234
Allstar 28848
Hamshack Hotline 94032
D-STAR Ref052B
DMR 3199

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
IRLP reflector: 9129 (New England Reflector IRLP channel 9)

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 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 Isaias. 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 Plans for Tropical Storm Isaias Update As of 8/2/20 – 1000 AM EDT

Hello to all…

Isaias has weakened slightly more to a 65 MPH tropical storm approaching and affecting Eastern Florida as of the 8 AM EDT – Sunday 8/2/20 advisory. The latest forecast track brings Isaias near the coast of Florida but keeps the worst conditions along and on the east side of the center offshore. With the system no longer expected to attain hurricane strength, the VoIP Hurricane Net will not activate for Sunday as initially planned. VoIP Hurricane Net Management team members will make a best effort to monitor the *WX_TALK* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system for any local SKYWARN reports over the course of Sunday. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center, has suspended operations once the system weakened to tropical storm status. At this time future impacts to the US East Coast are as a tropical storm so no VoIP Hurricane Net activations at this time over the track of Isaias but this will be monitored closely for any unexpected track changes that might allow for unexpected intensification of Isaias into a hurricane.

Advisories on Isaias can be seen off the main menu of the voipwx.net web site, via our voipwxnet social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter and at the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

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

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will continue to closely monitor the progress of Isaias. 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 Plans for Hurricane Isaias Update As of 8/1/20 – 930 PM EDT

Hello to all…

Isaias has weakened to a 70 MPH tropical storm affecting as of the 8 PM EDT – Saturday 8/1/20 advisory. The latest forecast track brings Isaias near the coast of Florida with a possible landfall in extreme East Central Florida. Isaias will affect East-Central Florida over much of Sunday into Monday Morning and we are looking at net activation plans Sunday Morning through early Monday Morning. We will fine tune those details at the top of Sunday Morning. VoIP Hurricane Net Management team members will monitor the *WX_TALK* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system over the course of the evening and early morning Sunday for any questions and updates out of Florida and update activation plans with specific details early Sunday Morning after conferring with coordinators from WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center and seeing later forecast tracks and guidance from the National Hurricane Center. Future activation beyond this weekend will be determined based on the track, speed and intensity of Isaias.

Advisories on Isaias can be seen off the main menu of the voipwx.net web site, via our voipwxnet social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter and at the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

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

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will update Isaias activation plans early Sunday Morning and continue to closely monitor the progress of Isaias. 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 Plans for Hurricane Isaias Update As of Saturday 8/1/20 – 1030 AM EDT

Hello to all…

Hurricane Isaias is an 85 MPH Category-1 hurricane currently affecting the Bahama islands as of the 8 AM EDT – Saturday 7/31/20 advisory. The latest forecast track brings Isaias near the coast of Florida but no longer making landfall there and then weakens Isaias to a strong tropical storm affecting the Carolinas on Monday and the Mid-Atlantic states, New York and New England Tuesday into Wednesday Morning. The VoIP Hurricane Net activation plans remain in flux due to the track changes that have occurred here. It no longer appears necessary to formally activate the net for Saturday but its possible an activation will be needed Sunday. VoIP Hurricane Net Management team members will monitor the *WX_TALK* Echolink conference node: 7203/IRLP 9219 system over the course of the day today for any questions and updates out of Florida and update possible activation plans for Sunday later this Saturday Afternoon and evening after conferring with coordinators from WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center and seeing later forecast tracks and guidance from the National Hurricane Center. Future activation beyond this weekend will be determined based on the track, speed and intensity of Isaias.

The weekly VoIP Hurricane Prep Net for this Saturday Evening 8/1/20 has been cancelled due to the potential for activation of Isaias. Advisories on Isaias can be seen off the main menu of the voipwx.net web site, via our voipwxnet social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter and at the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

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

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will update Hurricane Isaias activation plans later Saturday Afternoon or Evening and continue to closely monitor the progress of Isaias. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

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

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