WX4NHC will be On-The-Air for the Annual Communications Test
Saturday, May 28th , 2022 from 9AM- 5 PM EDT ( 1300z- 2100z)
This is our 42nd year of public service at the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The purpose of this event is to test WX4NHC Amateur Radio Equipment and Antennas at NHC as well as operator’s home equipment, antennas and computers prior to this year’s hurricane season, which starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. This event is good practice for ham radio operators worldwide to practice Amateur Radio communications available during times of severe weather.
We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data exchange (sunny, rain, temperature, etc.) with any station in any location. WX4NHC will be on the air on HF, VHF, UHF, 2 & 30 meter APRS and WinLink firstname.lastname@example.org subject must contain //WL2K.
We will try to stay on the Hurricane Watch Net frequency 14.325 MHz most of the time. Also 7.268 MHz depending on propagation. However, we will be operating different frequencies depending on QRM. You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX spotting networks, such as the DX Summit Web Site: http://www.dxsummit.fi/Search.aspx
We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 4pm-5pm EDT (2000-2100z)
(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203). http://www.voipwx.net/
WX4NHC will also make a few contacts on local VHF and UHF repeaters as well as Florida Statewide SARNET system to test our station equipment.
QSL Cards are available via WD4R. Please send your card with a S.A.S.E. Please do NOT send QSLs directly to the Hurricane Center address, as it will get delayed.
Due to security measures and COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: NO VISITORS will be allowed entry to NHC.
For more information about WX4NHC, please visit our website www.wx4nhc.org
Thank you for your participation in the WX4NHC Annual Station Test event.
73, Julio – WX4NHC/WD4R