Because of the upcoming threat of Tropical Storm Zeta, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center in Miami has responded immediately and has activated at 0000 UTC on October 27 (the evening of October 26 in North American time zones) to monitor 14.325 and 7.268 MHZ as well as the VoIP Hurricane Net and other resources.Reports
WX4NHC requests surface reports from stations or vessels in the affected area, with or without weather data for use by NHC Forecasters. Reports may be filed using the WX4NHC online Hurricane Report Form.
“The NHC appreciates all the surface reports from the affected area during hurricanes, as they fill in gaps [in] weather data and give [forecasters] a real-time first-person perspective of what is actually happening on the ground,” said NHC Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R.
As of 2130 UTC, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) was in Alert Level 3, Standby Mode. This indicates that the net is keeping an eye…