Secure Site Login

ARRL General Bulletin ARLB056 (1996)

ARLB056 Hurricane Edouard 1

ARRL Bulletin 56  ARLB056
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 1, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB056 Hurricane Edouard 1

At 11 AM EDT, or 1500Z, the center of Hurricane Edouard was located
near latitude 37.3 north, longitude 70.2 west or about 275 miles
south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. A hurricane warning
remains in effect from Watch Hill, Rhode Island to the Merrimack
River in Massachusetts. The storm is moving toward the north near 16
mph. Hurricane conditions could reach Southeastern New England
shortly after midnight.

ARRL officials in affected areas report impending activation of
Skywarn, ARES and other nets. In Connecticut, nets will be activated
on 147.09 mhz, 145.29 mhz and 145.49 mhz repeater systems this
evening. In Eastern Massachusetts, nets will convene on 146.76 mhz
and 146.64 mhz repeaters.

Hurricane Watch Net Manager Jerry Herman, N3BDW, reports that the
net will be activated in conjunction with the activation of the
National Hurricane Center Station W4EHW in Miami as the storm
approaches landfall. The net will convene on 14.325 mhz.

Joe Schmidt, W4NKJ, coordinator, reports likely activation of W4EHW
at the National Hurricane Center later today. The ops at W4EHW will
accept the following MET data from amateurs in the storm track:
measured wind speed as sustained for one minute, gust speed and
barometric pressure. Send info with time and origin of report to,, via the Hurricane
Watch Net or other nets.

Amateurs are advised to monitor storm nets but not to transmit on
net frequencies unless directed to do so by net control stations.