National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans Louisiana Amateur Radio Workshop to Be Livestreamed & Recorded – Tuesday 4/23/19 Amateur Radio Workshop 10:30 AM-500 PM CDT/1130 AM-600 PM EDT

Hello to all…

Amateur Radio will again be represented at the 2019 National Hurricane Conference which will be held this year in New Orleans Louisiana. The conference theme is to improve hurricane preparedness as it has been in past years. All Amateur Radio sessions are free. For 2019, all the Amateur Radio sessions will be on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 from 1030 AM-1215 PM CDT and 130-500 PM CDT. Each presenter will not only give an overview of their respective group but also how their group handled both the historic 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. We will be working to have the session livestreamed, however, in recent years, we have had issues with proper Internet connectivity speeds to support the livestream due to restrictions on Internet speed on some hotel Internet providers. Right now, the plan is to provide it but if not the videos will be uploaded and provided post event.

Amateur Radio presentations will be recorded and live streamed via Youtube follow below:

Here is the session breakdown:

Detailed Schedule Outline – All Times (Eastern Daylight Time – CDT):
1030 AM-1035 AM: Opening Remarks
1035 AM-1105 AM: Importance of Amateur Radio Surface Reports (WX4KEG-Ken Graham, National Hurricane Center Director)
1105 AM-1135 AM: Canadian Hurricane Centre and Hurricane Meteorological Topics (VE1MBR-Bob R)
1135 AM-1215 PM: US Virgin Islands Response and Recovery to Hurricanes Irma and Maria (K9VV-Fred K)

—> NOTE: Speakers will be on a lunch break from 1215 PM-130 PM CDT

130-210 PM: WX4NHC Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center Overview (WD4R)
210-240 PM: Hurricane Watch Net Overview, Personal Weather Stations and Backup Power and Antenna Overview (KB5HAV)
240-310 PM: VoIP Hurricane Net Overview & Best Practices in SKYWARN for Tropical Systems (KD1CY)

—> NOTE: Speakers will be on a break from 310-330 PM CDT

330-415 PM: SATERN, Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network Overview (WB8BZH)
415-500 PM: Moderated Q & A session and Panel Discussion (All)
500-515 PM: Door Prize Raffles (In Person Audience Only)

We hope many of you can watch the livestream or see the recording of the Amateur Radio Workshop as the Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st. Thanks to all for their support of the Amateur Radio Workshop and the VoIP Hurricane Net.

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net