Monday, September 2, 2019

Antenna Up

I think I have mentioned before that I am an Amateur Radio operator with a General Class license.  I haven't spent much time lately on the air, but with Hurricane Dorian bearing down, I put up an antenna in order to monitor Dorian.  According to American Partisan you can monitor on 20 meter and 40 meters if you have a short wave radio. The specific frequencies are 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. As they say, you can listen in, but unless you have active traffic to pass, stay off the air. Traffic is normally passed by the members of the National Traffic Service, who actively train to be able to pass traffic in an emergency by passing routine traffic on certain frequencies ever day. The type of traffic passed in a hurricane would typically be welfare of individuals who have been affected. People want to know that their loved ones are okay.

At 4:30 pm local time in Raleigh, NC, the hurricane was had 150 mile an hour winds and was moving eastward at 1 mile per hour.

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