Thursday, August 16, 2007

Amateur Hurricane Watch Net Activates

The Hurricane Watch Net has activated on 14325 kHz USB as Dean nears the Lesser Antilles. The purpose of this net is to relay weather observations to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL, and to disseminate the latest NHC advisories to anyone needing them.

In a procedure that may be new for some people, HWN is now advising listeners to monitor the Maritime Mobile Service Net frequency of 14300 kHz USB for information and HWN activation notices. A weak station was active on this frequency at 16/2317 UTC reading a hurricane advisory, and then taking a standby for vessels.

This net has a web site at .

The official Utility World Hurricane Frequency List is here.