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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.
Updated: 4 years 17 weeks ago

VoIP Hurricane Net Organizational Announcement - Appointment of WX9VOR-Debby Gray to Assistant Director of VoIP Hurricane Net Operations

Sat, 2018-07-28 12:47

Hello to all...

As Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net, I am pleased to announce that WX9VOR-Debby Gray, has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net. Debby will take the place of N0UAM, Jim Sellars, who became a silent key in May of this year. She joins K2DCD-Dennis Dura as a second assistant within the VoIP Hurricane Net Management team.

Debby joined the VoIP Hurricane Net as a net control operator in 2016. In 2017, not only did she do multiple long net control shifts during that historic Atlantic hurricane season, she also recruited several new and experienced net controls from within her local area that supported the net tirelessly during both Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Debby worked professionally for 22 years as an IT Consultant, Educator and Mission Critical Support Specialist. It was during this time that she was involved in disaster planning and recovery through many natural and man-made disasters. Debby has been involved in recent years with amateur radio as the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Kane County Illinois (IL) and the ARES DEC for Districts 3 & 4 in Northeast IL. She also volunteers as a Sergeant for the Naperville EMA Communications and Weather units, and is one of the senior members of the WX9LOT Ham Team supporting NWS Chicago and the NWS Chicago SKYWARN program.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team is proud to have Debby within our team. She brings additional valuable experience into our team from a different part of the United States and has brought a set of resources to the net and will continue to support recruitment. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net