Canadian Amateur Radio operators provided information to the U.S.
National Hurricane Center (NHC) who provided the Canadian Hurricane
Centre (CHC) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Hurricane Kyle as Kyle made
landfall in New Brunswick/Nova Scotia on Sunday. Most of the contacts
were made through the NHC VoIP Hurricane Net network which uses
interlinked IRLP and Echolink nodes connected to WX4NHC, the official
Amateur Radio station of the NHC. In addition, there were Amateur radio
stations from Australia and Germany assisting in net activities.
ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD
who was also Net Control for the VoIP Hurricane Net praised Canadian
Amateurs for the information provided to the NHC.
Much of this operation was coordinated to RAC via the RAC ARES e-mail
reflector on Saturday through Dennis, K2DCD and direct contact with
VP-FS Bob Cooke, VE3BDB on Sunday.
For more information on the Canadian Hurricane Centre, National
Hurricane Center, the Amateur radio at the HNC, and the VOIP Hurricane
Net, see below.
Canadian Hurricane Centre http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/index_e.html
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
WX4NHC - Amateur radio at the NHC http://www.wx4nhc.org/
VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net Support Site http://www.voipwx.net/