Amateur Radio Station WX4NHC
at the
National Hurricane Center

photo: Rick Palm K1CE
(from left to right)
Julio Ripoll WD4R / Florida Governor Bush/ John McHugh KU4GY
National Hurricane Conference 1999
Article from QST Amateur Radio Magazine, June 1999
At the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando this spring, Florida Governor Jeb Bush was on hand at the presentation
of Outstanding Achievement Awards to the Hurricane Watch Net and the operators of WX4NHC (the National Hurricane Center station).
The Hurricane Watch Net is a voluntary hurricane tracking net that collects and provides information between hams and the
National Hurricane Center whenever a hurricane threatens. The net's primary frequency is 14.325 Mhz.
WX4NHC, staffed by volunteers, acts as a central collection point.

The conference featured a session on Amateur Radio's role in hurricane disasters presented by Jerry Herman, N3BDW;
John McHugh, KU4GY; Steve Richbourg, KO4TT; Red Cross disaster services communications coordinator Steve Hailey;
Rudy Hubbard, WA4PUP; John Fleming, WD4FFX; and Rick Palm, K1CE. Dr. Mike Carter, N3PDK, moderated.

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