Announcement from WX4NHC

Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center


WX4NHC Hurricane Season 2010 On-The-Air Station Test

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 from 9AM-5PM EST (1300z-2100z)


NHC Director Bill Read, KB5FYA is planning to attend and make some on-the-air contacts.


The purpose of this annual Station Test is to test all of our radio

equipment, computers and antennas using as many modes and frequencies as possible.

This is not a Contest or simulated Hurricane Exercise.

New equipment and software will be tested and we may be trying multiple frequencies and modes at any give time.

Some operator training will also be conducted.


WX4NHC will be On-The-Air on HF, VHF, UHF and 2 & 30 meter APRS.

We plan on testing on the following voice frequencies +/- QRM

3.950 MHz, 7.268MHz, 14.325MHz, 21.325MHz, 28.425MHz.

We will try to stay on 14.325 MHz most of the time and announce when we QSY.


You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX Spotting Networks,

Such as the DX Summit Web Site:


We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 1pm-3pm EDT (1700z-1900z)

(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203).


South Florida area VHF & UHF Repeaters will be contacted.


Please report your Call sign, Signal Report, Location and Name.

A brief Weather Report ("Sunny", or "Rain", etc.) would also be appreciated


Non-Hams are invited to submit their actual weather using the

On-Line Hurricane Report Form at


We will also monitor APRS and email.


QSL Cards are available via WD4R.
Please send your card with a S.A.S.E.

Please do NOT send QSLs directly to the Hurricane Center address.


Due to security measures,

NO VISITORS will be allowed at NHC during this test.

Only WX4NHC Operators on the pre-approved operating schedule will be allowed entry.


For more information, please visit our website


Thank you for your participation in the WX4NHC Hurricane Annual Season Station Test.


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