National Hurricane Net John Davis WB4QDX Georgia D-STAR

National Hurricane Net John Davis WB4QDX Georgia D-STAR

National Hurricane Net John Davis WB4QDX Georgia D-STAR Amateur Radio at NHC National Hurricane Center is located on campus of Florida International University in Miami, FL Hurricane hardened facility WX4NHC is Amateur Radio Station onsite

Georgia D-STAR 2 of 19 WX4NHC Purpose and Goals Collect weather data Surface Reports from the Hurricane affected areas in real time for use by the Hurricane Forecasters Provide back-up emergency communications to and from the Hurricane Center during and after a direct hit on Miami

Provide Hurricane Advisories over Ham Radio, when other sources are not available to the affected area Enhance and promote the accuracy and availability of weather data surface reports Georgia D-STAR 3 of 19 WX4NHC Info Flow Georgia

D-STAR 4 of 19 Adding D-STAR Reporting DSTAR Georgia D-STAR 5 of 19

D-STAR Reporting to WX4NHC Adding D-STAR increases number of reporting stations Southeast D-STAR Weather Net will expand to operational mode during hurricane activation Repeaters will link to REF002A for voice Net Control Station will collect voice reports D-RATS can be used for reports and submitting forms (drat.seweather.net) Local observed weather conditions reportable to NCS NCS will relay info to WX4NHC Georgia

D-STAR 6 of 19 How to Report Weather station info is most accurate source Report temperature, wind speed, direction, rainfall rate, barometric pressure and time of report Use info format from form available at www.dstarinfo.com/hurricane D-RATS form template to be available for

import Be complete, be accurate Georgia D-STAR 7 of 19 WX4NHC Net Test WX4NHC will conduct a net test from 9a-6p ET on Saturday, May 31 D-STAR net will be active on REF002A from 10a-12n for reporting

D-RATS will be active on hurricane.gaares.org All station should report current local conditions for test Georgia D-STAR 8 of 19

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