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Tuesday Schedule Detail


Session Name: Amateur Radio Workshop~~Tropical Systems and Disaster Communications
Session Description:

This session will discuss general Amateur Radio involvement when tropical systems impact coastal areas of the Atlantic and cover the historic Amateur Radio response to the impacts from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the Caribbean Islands, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico including the ARRL “Force of Fifty” mission. Specific presentations include a representative from the National Hurricane Center, who will present the importance of Amateur Radio surface reports to the hurricane forecasting process; an overview of WX4NHC-The National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio station operations; the Hurricane Watch Net and how Amateur Operators maintain their stations when hurricanes cause damage to Amateur Radio reporting stations; and the VoIP Hurricane Net and Best Practices in Amateur Radio SKYWARN operations during tropical system impacts. Each group will also present how the historic 2017 Atlantic season was handled by each respective team and how they collaborated. A topic regarding Amateur Radio hurricane preparedness and response for newly licensed Amateurs will also be given. A presentation and overview of Canadian Hurricane Centre and Amateur Radio Operations along with the meteorological impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria during the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be presented. SATERN, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network will also present their operations and handling of the historic 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The historic Amateur Radio response to the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria including the “Force of Fifty” mission will be presented by staff members of ARRL HQ. A moderated Q & A session will be completed as part of this informative workshop.

Day of Week: Tuesday
Time Start: 1:30PM