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2008-09-30

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. Links: 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/