VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Report – Saturday June 25th, 2016
The following stations into the June 25, 2016 Skywarn Hurricane Prep Net. Locations are from hamdata.com unless otherwise noted. Checkin totals might have been a bit lower, due to Field Day Weekend.
Question of the Week from KC5FM:
Can you name the Warnings Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service or Environment Canada Weather Office serving your area?? And, if they are a ham radio operator, what is their callsign??
K2DCD, Dennis, Barrington, NJ (Net Control, Net Management)
WX1DER, Daryl, Little Rock, AR (Backup Net Control, Advisories from NHC and SPC)
VA3WXA, Gord, Toronto, CN (Weather Radio Listeners Net)
N1VXP, Rick, Chilicothe, OH
KI6WDY, Jerry, Gray, TN
KC5FM, Lloyd (Mobile in Oklahoma)(Net Management)
N5OZG, Joe, Metarie, LA
KG5CEN, Glen, Slidell, LA
WA9AOE, Leland, Newport, NC
KJ4EJH, John, Newport, NC (Skywarn Coordinator)
KJ4JPE, Janice, Newport, NC (Skywarn Coordinator)
WB8YYS, Gregg, Kent, OH (Skywarn Coordinator)
WA3TOY, Kurt, Pasadena, MD (Skywarn Coordinator)
KB7QHP, Steve, Phoenix, AZ (Mobile)
KE0FGZ, Brad, Goodson, MO
KJ4PWY, Mike, Frederick, MD
KC8TCQ, Keith, Napoleon, OH
Remember, with Field Day in progress, to keep safety first. Weather wise, that includes intense heat, and thunderstorm potential.
With the heat, the towers will be HOT, and you can burn yourself without proper protection.
With thunderstorms, the towers are a huge lightning rod. Lightning can strike as much as 20 miles from the parent thunderstorm…so, if you note storms developing, get off the tower, go QRT, unplug immediately, and go to a safe indoor shelter. Remain there for at least 30 minutes until after you hear the last rumble of thunder.