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Welcome to the VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net Support Site. This site supports the VoIP SKYWARN and Hurricane Nets which we operate by combining both the Echolink and IRLP linked repeater networks, thus providing for more efficient and effective utilization of our available resources while handling critical wide area communications during major severe weather events. The Weekly VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Preparation Net meets every Saturday Evening Eastern Daylight Time which is 0000 UTC Sunday. See the calendar feature for specific details on the time of the weekly net. For the weekly net and net activations for hurricanes, we use the EchoLink *WX-TALK* Conference server Node #:7203 which is integrated with IRLP Reflector 9219. There are several backup VoIP integrated conference systems available if our primary system fails. Please see the Our WX Net link in the main menu for details on those backup conference systems. To learn more about the efforts of the VoIP Hurricane Net, join the VOIP-WXNET Yahoo Group to keep informed and learn more about the use of EchoLink and IRLP for hurricanes and other weather and disaster related situations.
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Tropical Storm Don Forms in the Atlantic

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:05

Hello to all...

Tropical Storm Don formed Monday Evening and will move through the Windward Islands tonight with maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia and Bonaire. Advisories on Tropical Storm Don can be seen off the main menu of the voipwx.net web site, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and from the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Don is not expected to reach hurricane strength and Don is expected to weaken as it moves into the Southeast Caribbean Sea on Wednesday so activation of the VoIP Hurricane Net is currently not anticipated. Nonetheless, the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Don. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

Reminder: 2017 ARRL Hurricane Webinar - Monday July 17th, 2017 800-930 PM EDT

Sun, 2017-07-16 13:50

Hello to all...

A reminder that the ARRL will be hosting a Hurricane Webinar on Monday July 17th, 2017 from 800-930 PM EDT. Details on registration can be seen via the following link:
http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-to-sponsor-2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-webinar

The webinar will go through an overview of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season and key Amateur Radio group's preparedness for the season and how Amateur Radio Operators and SKYWARN Spotters can become involved. These Amateur Radio Groups include, WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, which is now in its 37th year of service, the Hurricane Watch Net, the VoIP Hurricane Net, SATERN (the Salvation Army Team Emergency Response Network) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Also, an Amateur Radio Operator who is the Warning Preparedness Meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Centre will be giving the meteorological overview of the season.

We hope many folks can join the 2017 ARRL Hurricane Webinar! Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net