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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX006 (2013)

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ARLX006 WX4NHC's Annual On-the-Air Station Test from the National
Hurricane Center

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Special Bulletin 6  ARLX006
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 22, 2013
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX006 WX4NHC's Annual On-the-Air Station Test from the National
Hurricane Center

The annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test from the National
Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami will take place Saturday, June 1,
1300-2100 UTC (9 AM-5 PM EDT). "The purpose of this annual station
test is to test all of our radio equipment, computers and antennas
using as many modes and frequencies as possible in preparation for
this year's hurricane season," said WX4NHC Assistant Amateur Radio
Volunteer Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. "This is not a contest or
simulated hurricane exercise."

WX4NHC will be on the air on HF, VHF and UHF, as well as 2 and 30
meter APRS. Suggested SSB frequencies are 3.950, 7.268, 14.325,
21.325 and 28.425 MHz, +/-QRM. WX4NHC also will be on the VoIP
Hurricane Net from 1700-1900 UTC (IRLP node 9219/EchoLink WX-TALK
conference node 7203) and on VHF/UHF repeaters in Southern Florida.
Stations looking to participate in the annual station test may be
able to find WX4NHC on HF by using one of the DX spotting networks,
such as DX Summit.

Stations working WX4NHC exchange call sign, signal report, location
and name, plus a brief weather report, such as "sunny," "rainy" or
"cloudy." Non-hams may submit their actual weather using the Online
Weather Report Form at,
http://www2.fiu.edu/orgs/w4ehw/WX-form1.html. QSL cards will be
available via WD4R and must include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope. Do not send cards to the NHC. Due to security measures, no
visitors will be allowed at the NHC during the test.
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