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FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, Visits WX4NHC


Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA) Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, dropped by the WX4NHC station at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) as the station was activated for Hurricane Joaquin. While there, he met with WX4NHC operator Hank Collins, W8KIW, and his wife Pat.

“They discussed the reports being received from stations in the Bahamas,” WX4NHC Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R told ARRL. “Also, how several modes are being used, such as HF on the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), EchoLink on the VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net, and even some reports sent in directly via our Online Hurricane Report Form.”