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Riding out Another Hurricane

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZIF, Jul 3, 2021.

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  1. W4ZIF

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    Looks like we may be riding out another hurricane here in Central Florida soon. Me(W4ZIF) & the Wife(KD9NKK are going to be on the radio hoping to be contributing if needed, with the hurricane net. I will have the radios in standby and ready to go. I have the Honda Generator ready and two 100ah deep cycle batteries ready in case the power goes out.

    I don't like to risk having the IC-7300 hooked up to the antennas while the storm is moving through the area, but I will keep the Alinco receiving and ready to transmit should there be a need to do so. The antennas are all grounded and all the radios are grounded also. We also have total surge protection that was put in by Florida Power & Light.

    I don't think we have a lot to be concerned about here inshore, but there still is that anxiety over the unknown. Our qth is just north of Crescent City, Florida. I wanted to pass along some good luck wishes for everyone else in the way of Hurricane Elsa. God, please bless everyone and keep one and all safe from any harm.
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  2. K5WY

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    Best of luck to you, be careful and stay safe.
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  3. WA4SIX

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    So far, it's looking to be right off the coast here in SWFL. I am lowering the tower tomorrow & stashing the antennas in the garage. I will be using an HT. Just too many lightning strikes here lately.

  4. K0UO

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    Best of luck keep you head down
  5. KP4SX

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    Here's hoping it goes well for you.
  6. WA3GWK

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    Stay safe over there in FL, looks like we will be spared over here near Mobile, AL.
  7. K1VSK

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    All the forecast models indicate not much more than a rainy, windy Tuesday for most of Florida. Guess the news media gets a bonus for exaggeration again.
  8. KQ0J

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  9. W6SDZ

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    Best of luck, stay safe down there.
  10. KQ0J

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    Keep an ear on SARNET - you should be near Daytona 444.850 PL 123.0

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