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EchoLink/IRLP Conference, Nodes Changed for May 31 WX4NHC Station Test


WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will be on the air Saturday, May 31, for the annual NHC Station Test. The event will begin at 1300 UTC and wrap up at 2200 UTC.

Due to a server issue the EchoLink/IRLP conference and nodes have changed. The EchoLink conference will be *VKEMCOMM* EchoLink Conference Node 270177/IRLP 9508. WX4NHC plans to be on EchoLink and IRLP from 2000 until 2200 UTC.

The purpose of the event is to test Amateur Radio Station equipment in advance of the 2014 Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.

WX4NHC will make brief contacts with participating station on various bands and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data. For example, stations may report “sunny” or “rain” or “cloudy” in describing the conditions at their locations. WX4NHC will operate on HF, VHF, UHF, 2 meter 30 meter APRS, and be available via and WinLink (subject line must contain “//WL2K”).

WX4NHC will generally stay on the recognized Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) frequency of 14.325 MHz.



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