Sunday, May 28, 2006

National Hurricane Ham Station Sets Test 6-3-2006

The National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC ham station will conduct its "Hurricane Season 2006 On-the-Air Station Test" Saturday, June 3, from 1300 until 2200 UTC.

WX4NHC will operate on HF, VHF and UHF. Phone frequencies will be 7.268,
14.325, 21.325 and 28.525 MHz. CW frequencies will be 14.035, 21.035 and
28.035 MHz. PSK31 will be on 14.070 MHz. Look for WX4NHC on the DX spotting
networks as well. WX4NHC also will be on the VoIP Hurricane Net
(IRLP node 9219; EchoLink WX-TALK Conference) from
1700 until 1900UTC. WX4NHC also will operate on South Florida area VHF and
UHF repeaters and on FM simplex.

When working WX4NHC, report your call sign, signal report, location, name
and a brief description of current weather conditions (eg, "sunny," "rainy,"
"windy"). Nonhams may participate by submitting their actual weather
conditions using the On-Line Hurricane Report Form.

QSL cards are available for an SASE to WX4NHC Assistant Amateur Radio
Volunteer Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, 14855 SW 67 Ln, Miami, FL
33193-2027. Do not QSL directly to the National Hurricane Center.

The annual station test provides an opportunity for WX4NHC to check out all
of its radio equipment, computers and antennas using as many modes and
frequencies as possible. (Courtesy of the ARRL newsletter Vol 25, No. 21)