Archive for September, 2011

Atlantic Hurricane Maria

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Received from Greg Mossop, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator:

DouMercer VO1DM, Emergency Coordinator IARU R2 of Area A, on
September 14, reported about Tropical Storm Maria: “ It is now evident
that Tropical Storm Maria will have a direct impact on Newfoundland,
particularly the Avalon Peninsula”.
Also Doug reported that “ As a result, full activation of a NL
Hurricane/CANWARN Net will commence at 1430Z Friday and will continue
for the duration of the event. We will be using 3.740 MHz for the HF Net
and the NL Linked VHF repeater system”.
Doug VO1DM, reported that they can have access to the NL Linked repeater
system through Echo Link VO1ARG repeater in Argentia, NL. NL
You can see the link: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/hurricane “
The Canadian Weather Office link is forecasting 60-80mm of rain as the
storm passes over Newfoundland with winds gusting to 80-100km/h. Like
most hurricanes or tropical storms it will change to a sub-tropical
storm as it crosses the Atlantic back towards Europe.
Doug Mercer VO1DM, Emergency Coordinator IARU R2 of Area A, on September 14, reported about Tropical Storm Maria: “ It is now evident that Tropical Storm Maria will have a direct impact on Newfoundland, particularly the Avalon Peninsula”.
Also Doug reported that “ As a result, full activation of a NL Hurricane/CANWARN Net will commence at 1430Z Friday and will continue for the duration of the event. We will be using 3.740 MHz for the HF Net and the NL Linked VHF repeater system”. Doug VO1DM, reported that they can have access to the NL Linked repeater system through Echo Link VO1ARG repeater in Argentia, NL. NL
You can see the link: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/hurricane
The Canadian Weather Office link is forecasting 60-80mm of rain as the storm passes over Newfoundland with winds gusting to 80-100km/h. Like most hurricanes or tropical storms it will change to a sub-tropical storm as it crosses the Atlantic back towards Europe.
As one of the frequencies listed is within the 80m bandplan, and as operations may continue into the evening/night, it is worth highlighting this to all Amateur Radio operators.