ARES SKYWARN Coordinator and Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net, Rob Macedo, KD1CY, will be presenting at the National Hurricane Conference at the Amateur Radio Workshop on Tuesday April 1st, 2008 from 130-500 PM. Rob will be a part of a panel discussing Amateur Radio Operations during hurricanes and will discuss the VoIP Hurricane Net and working with Manager of Preparedness and Response at ARRL HQ, Dennis Dura, K2DCD, they will present the importance of gathering disaster intelligence information during hurricanes.
Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator, Julio Ripoll-WD4R, will present operations at the National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station, WX4NHC, where Julio and WX4NHC Coordinator John McHugh-K4AG and their team of Amateurs have been involved assisting the National Hurricane Center for 28 years. They will present highlights of their operations and what the agency is looking for during hurricanes as far as reporting.
The National Hurricane Conference for 2008 will be held in Orlando Florida and the Amateur Radio Workshop is one of a number of workshops, training sessions and presentations at the conference. For more info, please see the link below on the conference:
–SKYWARN Newsletter #250[Rob Macedo, KD1CY also serves as ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Massachusetts]