CEWN activation form 22:30 UTC [IRMA]

The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net [CEWN] will activate from this evening’s net onward for the passage of hurricane Irma.

CEWN willbe on 3.815 mHz Lsb and the alternate frequency is 7.162 mHz lsb

current advisory from NHC (National Hurricane Centre) can be found here

also more info on wunderground here

and also on Tropical Storm Risk

73 and be safe

Hurricane Watch Net Activation! [IRMA]

From the Hurricane Watch Net Website:

(ATTENTION: Monday, September 4, 2017 @ 6:00 PM EDT (2200 UTC)

The Hurricane Watch Net will activate for Hurricane Irma tomorrow, Tuesday, September 5 @ 2:00 PM EDT – 1800 UTC on our primary net frequency of 14.325 MHz. Once activated, we will remain in continuous operation until further notice. Daytime operations on 14.325 MHz will begin at 7:00 AM EDT – 1100 UTC each day continuing for as long as propagation allows. Operations on 7.268 MHz will begin starting 6:00 PM EDT – 2200 UTC and continue overnight. If propagation dictates, we will operate both frequencies at the same time.

Note: Operations on 7.268 MHz will pause at 7:30 AM ET, and, if required, resume at approximately 8:30 AM ET. This will allow the Waterway Net to conducts their daily net. Should an emergency arise, there will be someone trained to handle the situation.

Read further on the Hurricane Watch Net Website

VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans

Hello to all..

**VoIP Hurricane Net to activate no later than 6 PM EDT/2200 UTC Tuesday Evening 9/5/17 for Hurricane Irma Impacts to the Northern Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.**
**WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will activate at 600 PM EDT/2200 UTC Tuesday Evening 9/5/17 for Hurricane Irma Impacts to the Northern Leeward Islands, the US and British VIrgin Islands and Puerto Rico.**

**Updated listen-only capability. Remainder is unchanged.**

Here are the VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans for Hurricane Irma as of 9/4/17 at 545 PM EDT/2145 UTC:

The VoIP Hurricane Net will activate for Hurricane Irma no later than 6 PM EDT/2200 UTC Tuesday Evening 9/5/17 and WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, will activate at 600 PM EDT/2200 UTC Tuesday Evening 9/5/17. Hurricane Irma is a Category-IV hurricane and is expected to remain a major hurricane for the next several days as it moves across the area along and north of the Caribbean islands and into the Turks and Caicos Islands and Southeast Bahamas. For that reason, the VoIP Hurricane Net for Irma could be a very prolonged activation because of Irma’s track affecting multiple land areas. Impacts to the US East Coast remain uncetrain but some impacts to Florida and the Florida keys look possible at this time and other portions of the US East Coast should monitor closely as we are in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Continue reading on the NHC VOIP site

73

The above article is from the NHC site and only part posted here for information please read the full article on their site.

Irma at CAT 4!

Hi All, 

Irma is bad news for the upper islands of the Caribbean chain. She is set to come right at them so far. 
see more info on
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-irma
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/goes-e.html

Advisory #22

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WTNT31 KNHC 042036
TCPAT1

BULLETIN
Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 22
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
500 PM AST Mon Sep 04 2017

…IRMA STRENGTHENS AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…
…PREPARATIONS WITHIN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION…

 

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…16.7N 54.4W
ABOUT 490 MI…790 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 265 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…944 MB…27.88 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
Guadeloupe.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Guadeloupe
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Guadeloupe

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Dominica

Hurricane Irma #1

Hurricane Irma is set to a truly dangerous  one! it is coming at the Caribbean Islands and it does not seem to want to go into the blue waters at this time.

keep an eye on this monster, it is already a category 3 hurricane!

Follow it on 

NHC http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Also when it is closer on 14.325 mHz usb the Hurricane Net when it is activated
Of course 3.815 mHz lsb or 7.162 mHz lsb for the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net which will also be activated  when appropriate to be on full time.

Be prepared, make sure to have fuel for the genset, water to drink and food. Do not leave loose items lying around the yard etc etc

73

CEDEMA Comms Exercise

Please note that CEDEMA is having a communication exercise on Friday 1st September from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm.
Frequencies used are 7.453.5 usb and 14.415 usb CEWN members and Amateur Radio Operators in Caribbean region are asked to monitor and log whom they copy and the actual signal reports. Then email (or print and bring) the information to the respective NEMO on each island for tabulation.

Posted as Received by 9z4cp via j69b

73

Silent Key: Pat 8P6BT

To the family and friends of 8P6BT Pat our hearth felt sympathy.

We are suffering grievous loss on his passing,

Only on Wednesday of this week did 8P6NE Tony requested that we of the CEWN to offer intercessory Prayers on his behalf.

From the Radio Amateurs Fraternities of the Region, the J6 Amateur Radio operators of St. Lucia, from the members of the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net:

Pat was a true Ambassador and a wealth of information, and example of good operating practice.

Pat made contributions to the Antilles Net from P43/44, to the Antilles Emergency and Weather Net which evolved and is now known as the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN).

Pat was an icon on weather and emergency procedures.

Pat was a true patriot of the Greatest of all Scientific Hobbies.

There many hams today who emulated and followed in the footsteps of 8P6BT PAT.

I ask all stations on frequency standby for 1 minute of silence for our fellow FRATERNITY, BROTHER and FRIEND.

 

73 Pat, May the propagation always be good!

 

 

CEW Net frequencies

The net will move to 7.162 somewhere around mid morning dependant on propagation.
The Net’s frequencies are 3.815 mHz and 7.162 mHz both Lsb

73

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of in the Greatest of all Scientific Hobbies

Castries, St. Lucia
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of in the Greatest of all Scientific Hobbies, Amateur radio on our Caribbean Archipelago.
A group of hams have come together to engage in research and development of digital VHF,UHF and Echo- link radio communication for Disaster mitigation. The development of this technical activity education is for our youth and all active radio amateurs.
The ambassadors of this Positive Energy are for the moment on Anguilla (Club), Barbados (Fox hunting Group) and St. Lucia (J6 Portable Group).
The current band condition makes Digital communication the future of Disaster Mitigation Communication in the region, at the moment there are many hams ham operators who sit by their radios and do not participate let us not temporize this initiative.
The youths amongst us needs you to not let the practice of non-participation propagate Negative Energy. There is need for our participation from the Guyanas to the Florida Pan Handle.
Every ham can contribute to the success of this initiative, resist the presence of negative energy.
73 de J69B Bernard.

NETLOGGER

Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from http://www.netlogger.org To follow the net once installed, open Select Net and choose the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net. For our net controls a full write up is found under the Net Control listing.

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Sunday:
Trinidad & Tobago

1030z: 9Y4HW Harry
2230z: 9Z4DT John
Monday
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1030z: Open
2230z: Open
Tuesday:
Barbados

1030z: Open
2230z: 8P6BE Henderson
Wednesday
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony
Thursday:
Barbados

1030z:Open
2230z:Open
Friday:
Saint Lucia

1030z:Open
2230z: J69X Stephen
Saturday:
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: Open

CEWN is always looking for net control stations. please use the contact form under the Net Control menu item to apply. In times of emergency this is a very important position. It might just be the only way to communicate right after a disaster.