VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Major Hurricane Dorian Update – Monday 9/2/19 – 800 AM EDT/1200 UTC Update
Hello to all..
**VoIP Hurricane Net activated to reactivate at 8 AM EDT Monday Morning lasting through Monday Afternoon 2 PM EDT for Major Hurricane Dorian and his impacts across the Bahamas. Activation could be extended later into Monday and/or Tuesday pending the track of Dorian and whether it makes a closer approach to the Florida Coast.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will reactivate their station at 800 AM EDT Monday Morning lasting through at least 2 PM EDT Monday for Dorian**
Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC Activation Plans for Dorian as of Monday Morning 9/2/19 at 800 AM EDT/1200 UTC:
The VoIP Hurricane Net went into a monitoring mode during the overnight hours Sunday Night into Monday Morning. The Abacos and Grand Bahama islands have had catastropic impacts from Dorian. Information was relayed via social media outlets to WX4NHC. It is noted that the Hurricane Watch Net had contact with a couple Amateur Operators in the Abacos Islands but lost contact with them when the eyewall hit. The magnitude of the damage is likely that of a EF3 to EF4 Tornado. The VoIP Hurricane Net will reactivate starting at 800 AM EDT Monday Morning through at least 2 PM Monday Afternoon for Major Hurricane Dorian’s impacts to the Bahamas and then potentially to the Southeast US coast depending on the eventual track of Dorian. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center will also reactive at 8 AM EDT Monday Morning through 2 PM EDT Monday Afternoon. Dorian is currently a catastrophic Category-5 hurricane and will continue to affect the Bahamas as a Category-5. Dorian is expected to remain a major hurricane for the next several days.
Any Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area of Dorian or with relays into the affected area of Dorian are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur Operators in the affected area or Amateur Operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SKYWARN Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net web site at the following link:
Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and credit will be given to the Amateur Radio Operator, weather spotter or individual that took the photos and media and be shared with the Amateur Radio team at the National Hurricane Center and other agencies and outlets.
Advisories on Dorian can be seen off of the Atlantic Tropical Products menu selection on the voipwxnet web site, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and off the National Hurricane Center web site via the following link:
Reports as obtained via the VoIP Hurricane Net from Amateur Radio Operators in the affected area, relays from the affected area or from APRS/CWOP Weather Station feeds and other social media outlets can be found at the following link:
DMR and DSTAR resources provided by Quadnet will not be monitored while the system is over the Bahamas but as impacts to the US East coast occur if the current westward track of Dorian continues, these systems will be monitored. A listing of those reosurces will be posted in an update late Sunday Evening or Early Monday Morning.
Winlink and APRS resources that can be monitored are as follows:
Stations outside the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes and can connect on either Echolink or IRLP:
*NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
*WX5FWD* Echolink conference node: 372418
*KC4QLP-C* Echolink conference node: 290251
*SKY_GATE* Echolink conference node: 868981
*ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723
IRLP reflector: 9129 (New England Reflector IRLP channel 9)
Stations outside the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes on All-Star by dialing *33009123.
The KC5FM All-Star Node will be connected to the VoIP Hurricane Net and can be connected to by doing *328849. From All-Star, Amateurs can also use All-star listen-only resources provided by KA4EPS-Lu Vencl by dialing *327976.
Two streaming audio feeds are available. Those streaming audio feeds are as follows:
Streaming feed 1: http://22.214.171.124:8000 -Provided by KC4QLP-Bob Carter
Streaming feed 2: https://youtu.be/HzY2cTzALAY -Provided by K3CFG-Carl Gosline
http://audio.arert.net/ -Provided by the ARERT conference owners and sysops
The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Dorian. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net