VoIP Hurricane Net Secured on Wednesday 7/3/24 – 8 PM EDT for Major Hurricane Beryl & Impacts in Jamaica

Hello to all…

The VoIP Hurricane Net secured operations on Wednesday 7/3/24 at 8 PM EDT for Major Hurricane Beryl and its impacts to Jamaica. The impacts to Jamaica were significant but not as catastrophic as Grenada, CarriaCou, Union Island and the Grenadines. Beryl downed trees, power lines, caused significant rain related flooding as well as coastal storm surge flooding. Notably, the roof was torn off of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston Jamaica. In addition, 6Y5WW, William reported in from the Spanish Town, Jamaica EOC and 6Y5RW-Andrew also submitted reports into the net. A total of 37 reports were submitted between on-air Amateur Radio Operators, social media and online weather stations. Special thanks to Net Controls AE4WX-Mark, KK7AHR-George and to net management team members KC5FM-Lloyd and K2DCD-Dennis for their support of this net activation. A complete listing of reports can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net Report Viewer at the following link:


The core of Beryl and the hurricane force conditions associated with Beryl should stay south of the coast of the Cayman Islands but tropical storm force conditions with gusts to hurricane force will be possible there overnight into Thursday Morning. No formal net is planned for Thursday for the Cayman Islands but the system will be monitored for any traffic especially for Thursday Morning.

The VoIP Hurricane Net will be active again Friday Morning for Beryl and impacts to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and Belize. The final VoIP Hurricane Net activation for Beryl will likely be Sunday into Monday Morning for potential landfall as a hurricane in Northeast Mexico/Southeast Texas. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the progress of Beryl. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net