VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Fiona & the Canadian Maritimes Will Be Secured on Saturday 9/24/22 at 3 PM EDT – No Weekly Net This Week & Tropical Storm Ian Update
Hello to all…
**VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Fiona & The Canadian Maritimes Will Be Secured on Saturday 9/24/22 at 3 PM EDT/1900 UTC**
**The Weekly VoIP Hurricane Prep Net for Saturday 9/24/22 remains canceled as we prepare for activation for Ian as we get into next week as it approaches the Cayman Islands, Western Cuba and Florida as we get into early to middle next week**
**A special net focusing on stations in the affected area of Ian could be called ahead of formal activation when it reaches the US Coast early this upcoming week**
The VoIP Hurricane Net activation for Hurricane Fiona and the Canadian Maritimes will be secured on Saturday 9/24/22 at 3 PM EDT/1900 UTC. The net handled many reports from Emil-VE1EP from the Halifax area relaying numerous reports of storm damage and providing measured meteorological data. We also handled many online weather station reports of sustained hurricane force conditions in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland Canada. Power outage information and relayed reports from various sources as well Amateur Operators who relayed information from contacts in the affected area comprised many of the reports received by our net. All of this data was sent to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center, and the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Additional post storm damage reports, pictures and videos may be received post Fiona. A link to our report viewer featuring all the reports received from Fiona in the Canadian Maritimes, Bermuda, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico can be seen here:
The weekly VoIP Hurricane Prep Net for Saturday 9/24/22 will remain canceled as we prepare for activation for Ian as we get into next week. A special net may be called ahead of formal activation for Ian focusing on stations in the affected area of Ian or stations with relays into the affected area of Ian. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to rapidly intensify into a hurricane passing near the Cayman Islands, Western Cuba and potentially threaten Florida as we get into early to mid next week. More to follow as the track of Ian becomes better defined as we get into early next week.
The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will continue to closely monitor the tropics and particular Ian during this period. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net