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Hurricane Lee Track on September 15, 2023
Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement at the following link:
Tropical Cyclone Information Statements – Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)
Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT – RAC Community Services Officer

Radio Amateurs of Canada is asking that the Amateur community in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador to please take all precautions and recommendations given by local authorities.

CanWarn-trained operators may also want to start monitoring the Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 MHz (USB) by day and 7.268 MHz (LSB) by night. If propagation dictates, daytime operations will be conducted on both frequencies simultaneously.

RAC is looking for updates on a 30-minute basis, any information older than 30 minutes will not be reviewed.  Updates can be emailed to or via Winlink to AUXC-CAN or VE3JXT.

Dennis Dura, K2DCD, of the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team has issued the following notice (see below) to all Amateurs and Amateur Radio clubs in Canada.

Stay safe!

Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Community Services Officer

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Notice to All Amateur Radio Operators and Clubs:

VoIP Hurricane Net Support to Canadian Hurricane Center and US National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Lee

Dennis Dura, K2DCD –VoIP Net Management Team:

The VoIP Hurricane Net is a volunteer organization of Amateur Radio operators that provides communication support to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, during hurricane season. The organization uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to connect with other Amateur Radio operators and provide real-time weather reports and damage assessments.

Notice to All Amateur Radio Operators and Clubs:

“We want to make you aware of the resources that are available to you to support weather information gathering and reporting to the Hurricane Centres. This reporting is vital to their operations in refining forecast track and intensity of all tropical cyclones. It also allows for conveying information to public safety agencies in a timely manner when other forms of communication may not be available for life safety issues. We ask that you share this email widely for Lee’s impact to Canada.

We will follow-up with our activation schedule once models have reached a consensus towards the end of this week and will use this distribution list push that out. In the meantime, this information below will guide you to the resources we have for your use. Our primary operations will take place in the WX-Talk Conference on Echolink and IRLP Reflector 9219.

Any Amateur Radio operators in the affected area of Lee or with relays into the affected area of Lee are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur operators in the affected area or Amateur operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SkyWarn Reporting criteria. This can be seen on the VoIP Hurricane Net website at the following link:

https://voipwx.net/voip-hurricane-net-reporting-criteria

Any pictures or videos of wind damage, river/stream/urban/storm surge flooding etc. can be sent to our voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds or the following email address: and credit will be given to the Amateur Radio operator, weather spotter or individual that took the photos and media and be shared with the Amateur Radio team at the National Hurricane Center and other agencies and outlets.

Advisories on Lee can be seen off of the Atlantic Tropical Products menu selection on the voipwxnet website, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, and off the National Hurricane Center website via the following link:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Reports as obtained via the VoIP Hurricane Net from Amateur Radio operators in the affected area, relays from the affected area or from APRS/CWOP Weather Station feeds and other social media outlets can be found at the following link:

https://www.voipwx.net/qilan/nhcwx/list_VOIP_records1?auth=OK

APRS, Winlink, AllStar, Hamshack Hotline resources that can be monitored are used to connect with us are as follows:

  • APRS kc5fm-9
  • Winlink KC5FM
  • Allstar 28848
  • Echolink KC5FM-R 906281
  • Hamshack Hotline 94032
  • DMR TGIF 31207
  • P25 31207
  • DSTAR XLXOKL C
  • Yaesu Fusion 31207
  • M17-SUN module A
  • Stations outside the affected area that do not have relays into the affected area who would like to listen into the VoIP Hurricane Net can use any of the following systems for listen-only purposes and can connect on either Echolink or IRLP:

  • *NEW-ENG3* Echolink conference node: 9123/IRLP 9123
  • *SKY_GATE* Echolink conference node: 868981/IRLP 9252
  • *KC4QLP-C* Echolink conference node: 290251
  • *ARERT* Echolink conference node: 902723
  • *WASH_DC* Echolink conference node: 6154

These two streaming audio feeds should be available. Those streaming audio feeds are as follows:

Streaming feed 1: http://74.208.24.77:8000 – Provided by Bob Carter, KC4QLP

Streaming feed 2: http://audio.arert.net/ – Provided by the ARERT conference owners and sysops

Please note that there could be additional listen only nodes and streaming feeds. If time allows, this info will be updated via the voipwxnet website and social media feeds.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management team continues to closely watch Hurricane Lee. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

For the VoIP Net Management Team
Dennis Dura, K2DCD

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Notice to Canadian Amateurs and Clubs”

“Any Amateur Radio operators in the affected area of Lee or with relays into the affected area of Lee are asked to provide surface and damage reports into the VoIP Hurricane Net for relay into WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center. We appreciate any and all support from Amateur operators in the affected area or Amateur operators with relays into the affected area. We are looking for reports based on the National Weather Service SkyWarn Reporting criteria.” Please see below for more information.

Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT – RAC Community Services Officer
Update: September 15, 2023:

Radio Amateurs of Canada continues to monitor Hurricane Lee and we have been in meetings with our partners in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Hurricane Watch Net.

Environment Canada has issued the following Tropical Cyclone Information Statements:

Tropical Cyclone Information Statements – Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)

Previous Updates:

Radio Amateurs of Canada is asking that the Amateur community in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador to please take all precautions and recommendations given by local authorities.

CanWarn-trained operators may also want to start monitoring the Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 MHz (USB) by day and 7.268 MHz (LSB) by night. If propagation dictates, daytime operations will be conducted on both frequencies simultaneously.

RAC is looking for updates on a 30-minute basis, any information older than 30 minutes will not be reviewed.  Updates can be emailed to or via Winlink to AUXC-CAN or VE3JXT.

Dennis Dura, K2DCD, of the VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team has issued the following notice (see below) to all Amateurs and Amateur Radio clubs in Canada.

Stay safe!

Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Community Services Officer

Hurricane Lee Update: September 13/23

On September 13, the National Hurricane Centre issued the following Public Advisory:

“At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the centre of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 26.0 North, longitude 67.2 West. Lee is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the north-northwest is expected later today, followed by a northward turn and an increase in speed on Thursday and Friday.

On the forecast track, the center of Lee will pass west of Bermuda Thursday and Thursday night and then approach the coast of New England or Atlantic Canada late this week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Lee is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Slow weakening is forecast during the next few days, however, Lee is likely to remain a large and dangerous hurricane into the weekend.

Lee is a very large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 948 mb (28.00 inches).”

 

 

Posted September 11, 2023 8:17 am

Updated September 11, 2023 11:04 am

“Hurricane Lee regains strength over open waters, has eyes on Nova Scotia”

By Danica Coto of  The Associated Press

“Hurricane Lee barreled over open waters Sunday night just northeast of the Caribbean, unleashing heavy swell on several islands as it regained some strength and expanded in size.

The Category 3 storm is not forecast to make landfall and is expected to stay over open waters through Friday. According to the latest hurricane track from the Canadian Hurricane Centre, the storm appears to be heading toward Nova Scotia.

Late Sunday, it was centred about 310 miles (500 kilometres) north of the northern Leeward Islands. Its maximum sustained winds were clocked at 120 mph (195 kph) and it was moving northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).

Last week, Lee strengthened from a Category 1 storm to a Category 5 storm in just one day.”

Radio Amateurs of Canada is currently monitoring Hurricane Lee and we have been in meetings with our partners in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Hurricane Watch Net.

RAC is asking that the Amateur community in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador to please take all precautions and recommendations given by local authorities.

CanWarn-trained operators may also want to start monitoring the Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 MHz (USB) by day and 7.268 MHz (LSB) by night. If propagation dictates, daytime operations will be conducted on both frequencies simultaneously.

RAC is looking for updates on a 30-minute basis, any information older than 30 minutes will not be reviewed.  Updates can be emailed to or via Winlink to AUXC-CAN or VE3JXT.

Stay safe!

Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Community Services Officer