NOAA P3 Hurricane Plane US East Coast Tour & RI Amateur Radio Details
Hello to all….
The following was sent out to the NWS Taunton County Warning Area SKYWARN email list and an abridged version has been sent via the VoIPWXNet/VoIP-WX email lists. Generic details on the NOAA P3 Hurricane Hunter Plane Tour can be seen at the following link:
Below are particulars on Amateur Radio activities for this event for the plane’s first stop at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, RI:
The P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft will be at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, RI. The tour will be open to the public from 3-6 PM. Amateur Radio Operators from the Taunton Amateur Radio Group, ARES, SKYWARN, MARS and SATERN will be present with a special event station and assisting with event communications and logistics on behalf of the National Weather Service in Taunton.
We will be attempting to make contact with the National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio station, WX4NHC in Miami Florida via HF and Voice Over IP from 130-430 PM EDT/1730-2030 UTC. The following frequencies will be utilized for HF for contacting WX4NHC:
Primary HF=14.325 MHz USB (Propagation Dependent)
Backup HF #1=7.268 MHz LSB (Propagation Dependent)
Backup HF #2=21.325 MHz USB (Propagation Dependent)
On VoIP, we will be utilizing the EchoLink *NEW-ENG* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123 or the New England Network/Reflector system.
Below is the generic press release posted to the SKYWARN email list several weeks ago:
The Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour with the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft was posted by NWS Taunton on Thursday March 29th, 2007. Earlier in the week a web-site on the tour was also posted via the SKYWARN Newsletter. The link to the Hurricane Awareness Tour web site is listed below:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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