WX4NHC Hurricane Season Annual Station Test – Saturday May 29, 2010

Hello to all…

Please see the announcement below from Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator, Julio Ripoll-WD4R on the WX4NHC On-The-Air Station Test for Saturday May 29th, 2010 from 9 AM-5 PM ET (1300-2100UTC).  The VoIP Hurricane Net and the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 will be on the air from 1700-1900 UTC (1-3 PM ET) for this test. See announcement below:

Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center

WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2010 On-The-Air Station Test
Saturday, May 29th, 2010 from 9AM-5PM 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, 28.425MHz.
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:

We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 1pm-3pm EDT (1700z-1900z) (IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203).

South Florida area VHF & UHF Repeaters will be contacted.

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