National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop Sessions To Be Livestreamed – Tuesday 3/22/16

Hello to all..

The National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop sessions (this year being held in Orlando Florida) will be livestreamed on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016. Links to the livestream are as follows:

Presentation Schedule: All Times (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT):
130-135 PM: Opening Remarks
135-200 PM: Importance of Amateur Radio / Spotter Surface Reports with Q & A (Dr. Rick Knabb)
200-230 PM: Canadian Hurricane Centre and Hurricane Meteorological Topics (VE1MBR-Bob R)
230-300 PM: WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center Overview (WD4R)

—> NOTE: Speakers will be on a break from around 300-315 PM EDT

315-345 PM: Hurricane Watch Net Overview, Personal Weather Stations and Backup Power and Antenna Overview (KB5HAV)
345-415 PM: VoIP Hurricane Net Overview & Best Practices in SKYWARN for Tropical Systems (KD1CY)
415-445 PM: ARRL Beginner’s Course in Ham Radio Hurricane Preparedness (K1FUG)
445-500 PM: Moderated Q & A and Door Prize Raffle (All)

We hope folks can join the livestream Tuesday 3/22/16. If people cannot make the livestream, the presentations will be archived and information will be sent out once that occurs. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

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VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Report – Saturday March 5th, 2016

The following stations checked into the Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net on Mar. 5, 2016. Station locations are from the website, unless otherwise noted. Due to hyperlink issues with Facebook, the Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net website is listed first in the links section, below the checkins.


Question/Comment of the Week from KC5FM: 
Name three ways you obtain weather warnings. One should have at least 3 ways, in case one or more ways, fail.


Voice Checkins:
W9LUO, Marilyn, Evanston, IL (Net Control)
WB8YYS, Gregg, Kent, OH (Backup Net Control, Skywarn Coordinator)
KC5FM, Lloyd, Altus, OK (Net Management)
WX1DER, Daryl, Little Rock, AR (Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Outlooks)
KJ4EJH, John, Swansboro, NC (Skywarn Coordinator)
KJ4JPE, Janice, Swansboro, NC (Skywarn Coordinator)
VE9MTB, Rick, New Brunswick, CN (CANWARN)
NP3OD, Francisco, San Juan, PR
WA2AQQ, Bob, East Meadow, NY
N1VXP, Rick, Chilicothe, OH
KA5EZQ, Rick, Belle Chasse, LA
AF5JG, Eric, Marrero, LA
WW4RX, Steve, Stuart, FL
WX9VOR, Debby, Aurora, IL
KC8FQV, Mark, Aurora, OH
N7BMH, Brian, McCAll, ID

Textbox Checkins:
KG5CEN, Glen, Slidell, LA
VE1AKT, Al, Nova Scotia, CN (CANWARN)
KG6FIY, Endaf, Long Beach, CA
WA4MDQ, Ruth, Dallas, GA
K8ARL, Karl, Tiffin, OH


Voice Checkins:      16
Textbox Checkins:     5
Total Checkins:      21


To save space, and for further details, please go to the following websites for more information on these topics.


VoIP Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net:
Main page:
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