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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB038 (2001)

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ARLB038 Hurricane Watch Net activates for Erin

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ARRL Bulletin 38  ARLB038
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 10, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB038 Hurricane Watch Net activates for Erin

The Hurricane Watch Net and operators at W4EHW at the National
Hurricane Center in Miami activated for 11 hours over the weekend to
keep an eye on Hurricane Erin. The storm, now considered a major
hurricane, continues to move away from Bermuda, which had been
threatened this weekend.

The Hurricane Watch Net and W4EHW activated September 9 at 1100 UTC
and terminated operations at 2200 UTC after the storm had passed
east of Bermuda with no significant impact.

W4EHW Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4JR
reports that W4EHW received many live surface reports from Bermuda.
W4EHW operated on the Hurricane Watch Net frequency of 14.325 MHz as
well as on the Bermuda Emergency Net frequency 14.275 MHz. Ripoll
and the Hurricane Watch Net's Mike Pilgrim, K5MP, reported that up
to a half dozen Bermuda hams provided storm data, including measured
weather surface reports and visual observations of the surf.

As of this morning, the storm--with maximum sustained winds of 120
MPH--was in the Atlantic--some 585 miles south of Yarmouth, Nova
Scotia, and moving north-northwest at around 10 MPH. Forecasters say
the storm poses only a small risk to land and give it a less than 10
percent chance of coming within 65 miles of the Eastern US Seaboard
or Maritime Canada. A gradual turn to the north was expected.
Tropical storm-force winds extend some 175 miles from the storm's
center.

The Hurricane Watch Net http://www.hwn.org activates 14.325 MHz
whenever a hurricane is within 300 miles of projected landfall or
becomes a serious threat to a populated area.
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