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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX008 (2018)

ARLX008 National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC will be On the Air for
Annual Station Test

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Special Bulletin 8  ARLX008
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 16, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX008 National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC will be On the Air for
Annual Station Test

WX4NHC - - the Amateur Radio station at the
National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will be on the air for the
annual station test on Saturday, May 26, from 1300 until 2100 UTC.
This will be the station's 38th year of public service at the NHC.

The purpose of the annual event is to test Amateur Radio station
equipment, antennas, and computers in advance of the Atlantic
Hurricane season that runs from June 1 through November 30.

"This event is good practice for ham radio operators worldwide as
well as for National Weather Service (NWS) staff to become familiar
with the Amateur Radio communications available during times of
severe weather," said WX4NHC Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll,

"We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes,
exchanging signal reports and basic weather data exchange (sunny,
rain, etc.) with any station in any location." WX4NHC will be on the
air on HF, VHF, UHF, 2- and 30-meter APRS and WinLink.  The subject
line must contain "//WL2K."

The Hurricane Watch Net frequency of 14.325 MHz will be primary for
WX4NHC. Operation also will take place on the VoIP Hurricane Net
from 2000 to 2100 UTC on IRLP node 9219 and EchoLink WX-TALK
Conference node 7203. Florida Statewide SARNET and local VHF and UHF
repeaters will be contacted.

QSLs are available via WD4R, with an S.A.S.E.


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