WX4NHC, the official station of the National Hurricane Center, will be conducting their annual station test at the end of May. This is to test equipment, and to make sure it is in working order ahead of the June 1st start of this year’s hurricane season. The center will be working contacts on HF, VHF/UHF, 30-meter APRS, and via WinLink. Your subject line must contain “//WL2K”. The primary frequency for WX4NHC on HF will be 14.325 MHz on 20-meters. The station will be on the air on Saturday, May 26th, from 1300 to 2100 UTC (7:00am to 3:00pm CDT).

Additional operations will take place on the VoIP Hurricane Net from 2000 to 2100 UTC (2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT) on IRLP node: 9219, & EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203. The Florida Statewide SARNET, as well as local VHF/UHF repeaters can be contacted as well. The exchange is a signal report, and basic weather info such as, “Sunny, partly cloudy, rain falling, etc.”

The National Hurricane Center will be starting their 38th year of serving the citizens of the Unitized States of America during hurricane season. The center is located in Miami, FL. Hurricane season runs from June 1st, to November 31st each year.

If you would like to know more about the National Hurricane Center, please go to: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

For more information about WX4NHC, go to: http://w4ehw.fiu.edu/

To listen to WX4NHC when it’s on the air got to this link: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20970 , & click the play button to the left of were it says “Hurricane Watch Net”. This feed has the 20, and 40-meter frequencies that WX4NHC uses the most.