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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB052 (1997)

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ARLB052 Hurricane Watch Net activated as Erika eyes Caribbean

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ARRL Bulletin 52  ARLB052
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 5, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB052 Hurricane Watch Net activated as Erika eyes Caribbean

The Hurricane Watch Net has been activated and is currently in
standby mode on 14.325 MHz as category one hurricane Erika moves
toward the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane warning is in effect from
Antigua and Montserrat northwestward through St Martin. With their
sections under a hurricane watch, ARRL Virgin Islands Section
Manager John Ellis, NP2B, and Puerto Rico Section Manager Guillermo
Schwarz, KP3S, report that preparations for possible ARES activity
are under way.

At 2 PM AST/EDT, 1800 UTC, Erika's center was located near 16.9
north, 58.5 west , about 215 miles east of Antigua. On its present
westward course, the storm, with sustained 75-mph winds, will be
centered near the northeastern leeward islands on Saturday morning.

Amateurs are advised to monitor storm emergency net frequencies. Do
not transmit unless directed to do so by net control stations.
Official hurricane advisories are available from many sources
including NOAA weather radio, the National Hurricane Center home
page at www.nhc.noaa.gov, and the Hurricane Watch Net home page at
www.weathernode.com/hwn.
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