VoIP Hurricane Net – Net Activation for Fiona – Sunday 9/18/22 900 AM EDT-1100 PM EDT
Hello to all..
**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:
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: email@example.com 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:
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:
APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are as follows:
Echolink KC5FM-R 906281
Hamshack Hotline 94032
DMR TGIF 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://184.108.40.206:8000 -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!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net