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D-Star to be used for Hurricane watch.

Date : 23 / 07 / 2008
Author : Richard Hoskin - VK3JFK

Southern Texas and Northern Mexico are currently threatened by hurricane Dolly. As usual some Australian volunteers are assisting and supporting US amateurs by keeping a listening watch and when required, assisting with Net Control and any other requests that may be made of them.

This time D-Star will be used as a new communications tool along with EchoLink and IRLP to assist amateurs in helping the public in time of emergency.

The Victorian D-Star repeater VK3RWN B will be connected to the US VoIP Weather Net on D-Star Digital Reflector 002 Port A from 2pm EST tomorrow to allow local amateurs to provide assistance. VK3RWN B will stay connected to the Reflector until the threat has passed or our assistance is no longer required.

If amateurs are able to monitor both VK3RWN B (or REF002 A if you're using a DV Dongle or another gateway) and have IRLP/Echolink capability, you are encouraged to connect to *WX_TALK* or IRLP 9219 (these are the same system) and pass on anything of significance, as not all of the Net Controls have D-STAR capability. To aid you in deciding what to pass on, reporting criteria are available at http://www.voipwx.net.

It is important that All amateurs keep VK3RWN B clear of local traffic during this period. If you are monitoring VK3RWN B ensure that your DPRS beaconing is turned OFF.

For more details on the VoIP Weather Net visit http://www.voipwx.net or click this Link
(Add 14 hours to the times shown on this web page)

Details on Hurricane Dolly can be found at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ or click this Link

More assistance from local amateurs is always welcome. If you would like to help our fellow amateurs with the VoIP Weather Net on D-Star please contact Tony VK3JED via email at vk3jed@gmail.com



 

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