Hurricane Awareness Tour – P3 Hurricane Plane at Otis AFB in Falmouth Mass. Monday 5/2/11

Hello to all..

The National Weather Service Taunton Massachusetts forecast office in coordination with the National Hurricane Center will be hosting the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft, part of the NOAA/National Hurricane Center Hurricane Awareness Tour, on Monday May 2nd, 2011 at the Otis Air Force Base (AFB) in Falmouth Massachusetts. Public tours will be open from 230-530 PM. School tours will occur between 930 AM-130 PM. This is similar to what was done in 2007 at Quonset State Airport in Rhode Island. A flyer on the Hurricane Awareness Tour can be seen via the following link:

In addition to the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft, there will be numerous information booths from numerous agencies at the base for the Hurricane Awareness Tour. This will include a ‘special event’ Amateur Radio Station to make contacts via Amateur Radio nationally and internationally and will include making contact with the National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station in Miami Florida, WX4NHC. Amateur Operators will also be providing event communications for National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center personnel. The list of other Information booths for the Hurricane Awareness Tour is shown below:

National Weather Service Taunton
Northeast River Forecast Center (NERFC)
Two HAM stations (One sponsored by the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association with a second sponsored by Cape Cod Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES))
URI Hurricane: Science and Society
Mass Military Reservation
Stellwagen Bank
Radio Station – WQRC
UMass Lowell – AMS/NWA
Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps
Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) – Region 1

We ask for wide distribution of this announcement and are looking forward to a great turnout for this event. This announcement will be retransmitted and updated with any changes as we draw closer to this special event.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator        
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address:

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