WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, will conduct its annual station test on Saturday, June 1, the first day of hurricane season. WX4NHC will operate from 1300 to 2100 UTC.
“This will be our 39th year of public service at NHC,” said WX4NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. The event is aimed at testing Amateur Radio equipment, antennas, and computers for the 2019 Hurricane Season, which runs through November 30.
“This event is good practice for ham radio operators worldwide, as well as National Weather Service (NWS) staff, to become familiar with Amateur Radio communications available during times of severe weather,” Ripoll said. “We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data (‘sunny,’ ‘rainy,’ etc.) with any station in any location.”