Tropical Depression #1 Forms Off Mid-Atlantic Coast Prior to 2009 Official Hurricane Season Start

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Tropical Depression #1 has formed off the Mid-Atlantic Coast prior to the official start of the 2009 Hurricane Season. TD #1 is currently over the gulf stream and intensification into a tropical storm is possible. If that occurs, the system would be named Ana. TD #1 is expected to past south and east of the 40 North/70 West Benchmark and skip wide of any impact on the Southern New England coast including Cape Cod and the Islands at this time.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the progress of TD #1. Latest advisory information can be found on the National Hurricane Center (NHC) web site at

The information can also be seen on the Main Menu of the VoIP Hurricane Net web site under Atlantic Tropical Products. The VoIP Hurricane Net web site is

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

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

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WX4NHC 2009 On-Air Station/Communications Test – Saturday May 30th 2009

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The WX4NHC Communications Test will take place on Saturday May 30th from 9 AM-5 PM ET (1300-2100 UTC). WX4NHC will be on the *WX-TALK* Echolink Conference server Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 for a portion of the Communications Test from 1-3 PM ET (1700-1900 UTC). We encourage everyone to participate in the test and we are especially looking for coastal stations in the region to participate. As we’ve done in years past, our net controls will be assisting WX4NHC in taking a list of stations for contacts to test our online reporting form and to use the test as a training opportunity for our net controls.

Below are the details on the WX4NHC Communications Test:

Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station
at the National Hurricane Center

WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2009 On-The-Air Station Test
Saturday, May 30th, 2009 from 9 AM – 5 PM EST (1300z-2100z)

NHC Director Bill Read, KB5FYA is planning to attend and make some on-the-air contacts.

The purpose of this annual Station Test is to test all of our radio equipment, computers and antennas using as many modes and frequencies as possible.

This is not a Contest or simulated Hurricane Exercise.

New equipment and software will be tested and we may be trying multiple frequencies and modes at any give time. Some operator training will also be conducted.

WX4NHC will be On-The-Air on HF, VHF, UHF and 2 & 30 meter APRS.

We plan on testing on the following voice frequencies +/- QRM
3.950 MHz, 7.268MHz, 14.325MHz, 21.325MHz, 28.525MHz.

We will try to stay on 14.325 MHz most of the time and announce when we QSY.

You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX Spotting Networks,

Such as the DX Summit Web Site:

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