Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to All from the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team!

Hello to all..

On behalf of the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all. Thanks to all of you for your support of the VoIP Hurricane Net during 2012.

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season was active and more active than expected due to several landfalling systems affecting the United States and portions of Central America/Mexico this year. The VoIP Hurricane Net activated several times over the course of 2012 including for Tropical Storm Beryl which was very close to hurricane status but fell just short of that status impacting northeast Florida, Hurricane Ernesto affecting portions of Mexico and Belize. The net activated for Hurricane Isaac and its impact on the northern US Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mississippi including the New Orleans Metropolitan area. The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group (CCARG) and the N5OZG Repeater system along with several other repeater systems and Amateur Radio Groups in Louisiana were connected providing real-time reports of damage and meteorological data into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center.

The VoIP Hurricane Net also activated for Hurricane Sandy. The Net was active for impact on Jamaica, Eastern Cuba and the Bahamas and then active for impact on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States coast where severe impacts were felt particularly in New Jersey and the New York City/Long Island area but also across portions of Southern New England. Several reports gathered in both Hurricane Isaac, affecting the Northern US Gulf Coast, and Hurricane Sandy and its impact on the mid-atlantic and Northeast US were utilized in National Hurricane Center advisories. In addition, the VoIP Hurricane Net received PR from Amateur Radio Newsline for its efforts during Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US coastline.
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