Hurricane Watch net to activate for Ernesto
The Hurricane Watch Net is being activated for tropical storm Ernesto. Forecasts call for the storm to achieve hurricane status during morning hours Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The net will be active on 14.325 MHz to report observed conditions to the National Hurricane Center. Net operations will begin at 1300 Eastern Daylight, 1700 UTC Time. Amateur stations in the affected area should be aware of the storm, and be prepared to operate from a place of safety. We will be looking for condition reports from stations in the affected area. We do appreciate the consideration of Amateur Operators in keeping our frequency clear, and listening for possible relays. For information on the storm and the Hurricane Watch Net, go to http://www.hwn.org. We are also on Facebook.
Unfortunately there are always those who just have to check in to the net...
Julio's translation in Spanish should be taped and played back or have him repeat on the half hours.
A short statement to keep the freq clear every 10 min might eliminate all of these check ins.
Keep up the good work folks!
To bad my radio is stateside. Just got the permit Friday to operate down here in old Mexico. My location....Bay of Campeche....a city called Cuidad del Carmen, happens to be in a direct path...this town has an elevation of about 10 feet, so hoping there is no tidal surge on the dirty side of this Ernesto...
73, glad the 'net is there for those in need.
XE3/ KB5VWZ tom
should have radio on the air in 30 days..
(August 8) The net has closed, Ernesto has made landfall. The storm has now been downgraded, but continues to deliver rain and wind. Thanks to all for your courtesy, and your participation! We depend on your accurate reports to help shape the forecasting and warnings.