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

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**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:

https://www.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records1?auth=OK

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!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

VoIP Hurricane Net – Net Activation for Large Major Hurricane Fiona – Friday Night 9/23/22 800 PM EDT-Saturday 9/24/22 1100 PM EDT

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 PM EDT Friday Evening and will remain active potentially through 11 PM EDT Saturday for Large Major Hurricane Fiona and its potentially significant impacts on the Canadian Maritimes supporting the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida and the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada**
**VoIP Hurricane Prep Net for Saturday 9/24/22 at 8 PM EDT Canceled**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net Plans for Fiona as of Friday Evening 5 PM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 8 PM EDT Friday Evening and will remain active potentially through 11 PM EDT Sunday Evening for Fiona and its potentially significant impacts on the Canadian Maritimes supporting the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida and the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Fiona or with relays into the affected area of Fiona are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur Operators in the affected area or Amateur Operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SKYWARN Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net web site at the following link:
https://voipwx.net/voip-hurricane-net-reporting-criteria

Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds or the following email address: pics@nsradio.org and credit will be given to the Amateur Radio Operator, weather spotter or individual that took the photos and media and be shared with the Amateur Radio team at the National Hurricane Center and other agencies and outlets.

Advisories on Fiona can be seen off of the Atlantic Tropical Products menu selection on the voipwxnet web site, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and off the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Reports as obtained via the VoIP Hurricane Net from Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area, relays from the affected area or from APRS/CWOP Weather Station feeds and other social media outlets can be found at the following link:
https://www.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records1?auth=OK

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
APRS kc5fm-9
Winlink KC5FM
Allstar 28848
Echolink KC5FM-R 906281
Hamshack Hotline 94032
DMR TGIF 31207
P25 31207
DSTAR XLXOKL C
Yaesu Fusion 31207
M17-SUN module A

Stations outside the affected area that do not have relays into the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes and can connect on either Echolink or IRLP:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
*KC4QLP-C* Echolink conference node: 290251
*ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723

These two streaming audio feeds should be available. Those streaming audio feeds are as follows:
Streaming feed 1: http://74.208.24.77:8000 -Provided by KC4QLP-Bob Carter
Streaming feed 2: http://audio.arert.net/ -Provided by the ARERT conference owners and sysops

Please note that there could be additional listen only nodes and streaming feeds. If time allows, this info will be updated via the voipwxnet web site and social media feeds.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Large Major Hurricane Fiona. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

VoIP Hurricane Net – Net Activation for Fiona – Sunday 9/18/22 900 AM EDT-1100 PM EDT

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**VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 9 AM EDT Sunday Morning and will remain active potentially through 11 PM EDT Sunday for Fiona and its expected strengthening to become a hurricane and its impacts to the Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the US & British Virgin Islands**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will also activate at 9 AM EDT Sunday Morning 9/18/22**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Fiona as of Saturday Evening 1100 PM EDT:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate at 9 AM EDT Sunday Morning and will remain active active potentially through 11 PM EDT Sunday Evening for Fiona and its impacts to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Fiona is currently a tropical storm that is expected to intensify as a hurricane before making landfall in Puerto Rico.

Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Fiona or with relays into the affected area of Fiona are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur Operators in the affected area or Amateur Operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SKYWARN Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net web site at the following link:
https://voipwx.net/voip-hurricane-net-reporting-criteria

Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds or the following email address: pics@nsradio.org and credit will be given to the Amateur Radio Operator, weather spotter or individual that took the photos and media and be shared with the Amateur Radio team at the National Hurricane Center and other agencies and outlets.

Advisories on Fiona can be seen off of the Atlantic Tropical Products menu selection on the voipwxnet web site, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and off the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Reports as obtained via the VoIP Hurricane Net from Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area, relays from the affected area or from APRS/CWOP Weather Station feeds and other social media outlets can be found at the following link:
https://www.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records1?auth=OK

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
APRS kc5fm-9
Winlink KC5FM
Allstar 28848
Echolink KC5FM-R 906281
Hamshack Hotline 94032
DMR TGIF 31207
P25 31207
DSTAR XLXOKL C
Yaesu Fusion 31207
M17-SUN module A

Stations outside the affected area that do not have relays into the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes and can connect on either Echolink or IRLP:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
*KC4QLP-C* Echolink conference node: 290251
*ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723

These two streaming audio feeds should be available. Those streaming audio feeds are as follows:
Streaming feed 1: http://74.208.24.77:8000 -Provided by KC4QLP-Bob Carter
Streaming feed 2: http://audio.arert.net/ -Provided by the ARERT conference owners and sysops

Please note that there could be additional listen only nodes and streaming feeds. If time allows, this info will be updated via the voipwxnet web site and social media feeds.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Fiona. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

Tropical Storm Fiona Update As of 9/17/22 – 1230 PM EDT/1630 UTC – Modifications to Tonight’s Prep Net & Likely Sunday Net Activation

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Tropical Storm Fiona is showing signs of organization per the NHC 11 AM EDT Saturday 9/17/22 advisory and a Hurricane Warning has now been issued for Puerto Rico. It is likely that the VoIP Hurricane Net will activate on Sunday for Fiona and impacts to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and potentially the US Virgin Islands.

Tonight’s VoIP Hurricane Prep Net will take place as planned but we will be looking to line up stations in the affected area of Fiona or stations with relays into the affected area of Fiona to prepare for Sunday’s VoIP Hurricane Net. We will take these stations first followed by Net Management with comments from those stations as well as the latest advisory information on Fiona. We will then take check-ins from all other areas but skip comments for tonight’s net from stations outside of the affected area.

The latest NHC advisory information on Fiona can be seen off the VoIP Hurricane Net web site under Atlantic Tropical Products or via the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the progress of Fiona. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

Tropical Storm Fiona Update – Friday 9/16/22 – 900 AM EDT

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The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team is continuing to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Fiona which is expected to impact portions of the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and possibly Dominica with tropical storm conditions Friday Night into Saturday Night. At this time, Fiona is not expected to reach hurricane strength as it gets near these islands but this aspect will be monitored closely. The latest National Hurricane Center advisory information including watches and warnings are available on the voipwx.net web site under Atlantic Tropical Products or on the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

The long-term outlook on Fiona is highly uncertain so it is too soon to say what impacts, if any, Fiona will have beyond the islands listed above and Hispaniola. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team will continue to monitor the progress of Fiona. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net