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Register for Upcoming Webinar on Amateur Radio Response to 2011 Hurricane Season


The ARRL will host a webinar from 8-9:30 PM (EDT) on July 7 to present information about the 2011 hurricane season and the Amateur Radio response. This webinar was organized by ARRL Directors N3LLR, K5MC, W4OZK and K5RAV. The program will offer presentations from representatives from the National Hurricane Center and WX4NHC, the VoIP Hurricane Net, the Hurricane Watch Net and the ARRL. Webinar registration is open to all, but will be of particular interest to those amateurs in hurricane-prone areas. If you are interested in emergency communications and hurricane preparedness and response, you are invited to attend this online presentation.

The following items will be included in the webinar:

  • Opening remarks and introduction of presenters
  • Meteorological overview of the upcoming season
    • Rob Macedo, KD1CY
    • Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net
    • ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator, Eastern Massachusetts
  • Amateur Radio WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center: Who We Are and What We Do
    • Julio Ripoll, WD4R
    • WX4NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator
    • National Hurricane Center
  • WX4NHC Weather Initiatives: APRS, ON-NHC, CARMEN and CWOP Programs and Equipment
    • John McHugh, K4AG
    • WX4NHC Coordinator for Amateur Radio
    • National Hurricane Center
  • ARRL Coordination and Interface
    • ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, W5MPC, and ARRL Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK
  • VoIP Hurricane Net
    • Rob Macedo, KD1CY
  • HWN Hurricane Watch Net
    • Tom Gerard, KB3ONZ
    • Assistant Net Manager, Hurricane Watch Net
  • Q&A Session and Closing Remarks

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