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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX004 (2003)

ARLX004 National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC announces 2003 on-the-air test

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 14, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX004 National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC announces 2003 on-the-air test

National Hurricane Center's Amateur Radio station WX4NHC (formerly
W4EHW) will conduct its 2003 hurricane season on-the-air station
test Sunday, June 1, 1300-2200 UTC. The event will mark the first
time the NHC uses its new WX4NHC call sign.

Amateur Radio Coordinator John McHugh, KU4GY, says the purpose of
the annual station test is to check out all of the WX4NHC radio,
computer and antenna equipment using as many modes and frequencies
as possible. Some RFI monitoring also will be done. Several new
operators will also receive hands-on training.

WX4NHC will operate on HF, VHF and UHF. Operation will follow this
schedule: 1300 UTC--3.911 and 7.268 SSB and VHF/UHF FM; 1400
UTC--14.325 MHz SSB, VHF 147.000 repeater/UHF 442.350 repeater; 1500
UTC--144.200 MHz SSB, 14.070 MHz PSK31; 1700 UTC--14.325 and 21.325
MHz SSB, VHF/UHF IRLP Node 9210; 1800 UTC--21.325 and 28.525 MHz
SSB; 2000 UTC--14.325 and 144.200 MHz SSB. CW operation will be on
14.035, 21.035 and 28.035 MHz (times will vary).

Stations working WX4NHC are asked to provide a signal report,
location and brief weather report. QSL cards are available via
W4VBQ. Include an SASE with QSL requests.