WX4NHC activation for Skywarn Recognition Day event – Saturday Dec 7th, 2013
Announcement from WX4NHC
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida
WX4NHC will be On-The-Air for the Skywarn Recognition Day (SRD)
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 9AM-6PM EST (1400z-2300z)
This will be our 15th year of participation in the SRD and our 33rd year of public service at NHC.
The purpose of this event is to test the Amateur Radio Station operations and equipment between NWS Office nationwide and is sponsored by NOAA.
This event is excellent practice for Ham Radio Operators as well as NWS Staff to become familiar with the unique communications skills available during times of severe weather. It is also a fun event.
WX4NHC will also be performing operator training.
We will be making SRD contacts on many frequencies and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data exchange (“Sunny”, or “Rain”, etc.) between NWS Offices and any stations in any location.
WX4NHC will be On-The-Air on HF, VHF, UHF , 2 & 30 meter APRS and WinLink (firstname.lastname@example.org subject must contain “//WL2K”).
We will try to stay on the recognized Hurricane Watch Net frequency 14.325 MHz most of the time and announce when we QSY.
Due to space and equipment limitations, we will have 2 to 3 operators per shift, we can not be everywhere and every mode at the same time. 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 4pm-6pm EST (2100-2300z)
(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203).
Local South Florida area VHF & UHF Repeaters will be contacted.
QSL Cards are available via WD4R.
Please send your card with a S.A.S.E.