FLORIDA STATE-WIDE HURRICANE NET (FHN)
FHN is deactivated due to lack of check-ins as of 01/1/2018
The net will start if a major hurricane is threatening the East Coast of FL. Hurricane season is from June till November.
This net will be activated by any major emergency that is state wide, or has regional significance where it would be necessary to provide ARRL routine or humanitarian communications.
FHN is supported by members of Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
"ARRL" Amateur Radio Relay League ® is a registered trade mark of the American radio Relay League, and is used by permission.
Public Service, Training and Emergency Communications are an integral part of the Goals of the Hurricane Net.
Any Amateur Radio EmComm operator or organization is welcomed to participate in the net.
This net will be hosted by each of the 3 ARRL Florida Sections on a rotating basis which also spreads the training so that all are prepared and can back-up each other when a tropical storm or hurricane strikes Florida.
All participating repeaters should connect directly to REFØ37C. Dongle and DV AP users may access the net connecting directly to REF037C.
The purpose of the Net is to provide training and information to D-Star operators in the three Florida ARRL Sections and to check connectivity for REF037C.
Bob, N6USP will be the Net Manager for the FHN.
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Net Protocol and Purpose
The Florida Hurricane Net is a D-STAR net that meets each Monday night at 2100 ET. The Net is currently held on D-STAR Ref037C
The primary purpose of the Net is to provide training and information to D-Star operators in the three Florida ARRL Sections and to check connectivity for REF037C and the CFL Ratflector. This Net is used during emergencies to supplement ARES and the State EOC by passing among other things ARRL Routine, Ham Watch weather and humanitarian traffic. During emergencies, ARES and Emergency Traffic will be passed on RE037C.
In addition to hurricanes, the net can be activated by any major emergency that is state wide, or has regional significance where it would be necessary to provide ARRL routine or humanitarian communications.
Although this net is focused on training and support for ARES and its served agencies to pass this type of traffic, any Amateur Radio EmComm Operator or organization is welcome and encourage to participate in the net.
Florida Hurricane Net News
A data base has been establish for the hurricane net.
This data base is to alert everybody who has filled out the application and is on the database.
A email will be sent out to all data base members of a approaching tropical storm or hurricane and the time a net will be called.
A data base map is available for all data base members.
Net Control Operators are being sought to help run the Florida Hurricane Net. If you are a Florida ARES member and wish to help with Net Control duties, send an email to the net Manager Bob Jones, N6USP and he will provide your contact information to the appropriate Florida ARRL Section contact. Net Control responsibility is rotated among the three Florida ARRL Sections when available.
Current Radar Conditions for Florida
Florida Hurricane Net Call Out List Application in PDF Data Base Application
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If you are not near a D-Star repeater, use a DV Dongle connected to Ref 037C