VoIP Hurricane Prep Nets for Saturday 6/25/22 and Saturday 7/2/22 Canceled – Next Net Saturday 7/9/22

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Given Amateur Radio Field Day weekend next weekend affecting the Saturday 6/25/22 net and the proximity of the Saturday 7/2/22 net near the July 4th US Independence Day holiday, we will cancel these nets and resume the weekly VoIP Hurricane Prep Net on Saturday 7/9/22 at the 8 PM EDT/7 PM CDT/0000 UTC. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net.


Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net


WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, Annual Station Test 2022 Report

WD4R-Julio Ripoll, Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator writes:

WX4NHC Annual Station Test 2022 Report:

After 2 years of our dedicated volunteer Ham Radio Operators working remotely from our home stations due to Covid, we operate from inside NHC for our annual test event on May 28th. (All our Ops were fully Covid vaccinated.) This is our 42nd year of volunteer communication services for the National Hurricane Center. The Test event was successful as all our radios and antennas performed well. In 8 hours, we made 289 contacts nationwide and international using HF, VHF, UHF radios and digital communications modes. Thanks to all our volunteer Ops for their continued efforts and for all the stations worldwide that help during hurricanes.

WX4NHC Annual Communication Test
Saturday May 28th, 2022

9am-11am: WD4R Julio (NHC)
11am-1pm: N4JLK Lloyd (NHC)
1pm-3pm: WX2L Susie & WB4L Alan (NHC)
3pm-5pm: KG4USN Ken (Remote)

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all who served and sacrificed for our freedom!

73, Julio – WX4NHC/WD4R

Start of 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season – VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Shifts to Weekly Saturday Nets

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Wednesday June 1st, 2022 marks the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be above normal per the NOAA/National Hurricane Center, Colorado State University and Penn State University outlooks among others. To mark the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season, the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center in Miami FL will issue advisories on named systems, Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watches and Warnings when a system threatens a land area, Tropical Cyclone Updates on named systems and Tropical Weather Outlooks for potential areas of tropical cyclone development. Their suite of products and tropical system names are listed in their first couple of tropical weather outlooks and the link from 8 AM EDT – Wednesday June 1st Tropical Weather Outlook is listed below:


The VoIP Hurricane Prep Net will shift to weekly beginning Saturday June 4th, 2022 at 8 PM EDT/7 PM CDT/0000 UTC. We welcome all those who wish to participate in the net and we are looking for net controls both for the weekly net as well as net activations for landfalling hurricanes. If you are interested, contact Rob-KD1CY at kd1cy@voipwx.net for more information.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor developments in the Atlantic Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net