National Hurricane Conference 2012
Amateur Radio: Disaster Communications
Presented at the Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL-- March 26-27, 2012
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Last Updated:  3/31/2012


The following is a collection of media files from the Amateur Radio Workshop presented at the National Hurricane Conference on March 26-27, 2012 in Orlando, FL.

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Amateur Radio operators and representative leaders of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Organization discuss their experiences and lessons learned during the recent hurricane seasons. The forum also addressed current issues in Amateur Radio emergency communications and provided a chance to highlight our best practices

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Presentation #1 -- March 26, 2012
Amateur Radio Workshop Presentations

Topic
Duration
Speaker
Description

35min 28sec

Julio Ripoll - WD4R

Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll - WD4R explains amateur radio's critical role in the operations at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida
13min 43sec
John McHugh - K4AG
WX4NHC Coordinator John McHugh - K4AG discusses WX4NHC's initiatives to collect more real-time weather data during hurricanes and beyond.
26min 08sec
Julio Ripoll - WD4R
Julio discusses the critical support mission that WX4NHC played to provide Amateur Radio Communications in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake in 2010.

48min 25sec
Rob Macedo - KD1CY
This presentation will focus on a brief introduction to the VoIP Hurricane Net, followed by an in-depth review of the Southern New England response to Tropical Storm Irene.
31min 09sec
Bill Read - KB5FYA
Bill Read - KB5FYA, Director of the National Hurricane Center, explains how important surface reports are during a hurricane and how they assist the forecasters in their decision-making.
38min 17sec Mike Corey - KI1U ARRL Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response Mike Corey - KI1U discusses the role the ARRL plays in emergency communications during times of disaster.

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Presentation #2 -- March 26, 2012
Presentation at the Orange County EOC

Topic
Duration
Speakers
Description

1 hour 5 min
Dr. Rick Knabb
Tropical Weather Expert
The Weather Channel
Special Guest Dr. Rick Knabb from The Weather Channel explains how the media uses surface reports. 

1 hour 12 min
Julio Ripoll - WD4R
John McHugh - K4AG
Rob Macedo - KD1CY
Mike Corey - KI1U
Greg Sarratt - W4OZK
National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio speakers present shortened versions of their conference presentations. This is a condensed version of what was offered at the conference.

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Presentation #3 -- March 27, 2012
Amateur Radio Rap Session:  The Emergency Manager's Hidden Resource

Topic

Duration

Speakers

Description

1 hour 21 min

Mike Corey - KI1U
Rob Macedo - KD1CY
Julio Ripoll - WD4R
John McHugh - K4AG
Greg Sarratt - W4OZK

An interactive RAP session on the various capabilities Amateur Radio can provide to Emergency Managers and their affiliated organizations in times of disaster



Amateur Radio Workshops
and Orange County EOC Presentation Speakers

Workshop Presentations from 3/26/12 13:30-17:00
Orange County EOC Presentation from 3/26/09 19:00-21:00

Julio Ripoll - WD4R, WX4NHC Asst. Amateur Radio Coordinator
John McHugh - K4AG, WX4NHC Amateur Radio Coordinator
Rob Macedo - KD1CY, VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations
Gregg Sarratt - W4OZK, ARRL Southeast Division Director
Mike Corey - KI1U, ARRL Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Bill Read - KB5FYA, Director - National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL (Workshop Speaker)
Dr. Rick Knabb, Tropical Weather Expert - The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA (Evening Speaker)


Amateur Radio RAP Session
The Emergency Manager's Hidden Resource

Presentation from 3/27/12  08:30-10:00

MODERATOR: 

Mike Corey - KI1U, ARRL Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response

SPEAKERS:
Julio Ripoll - WD4R, WX4NHC Asst. Amateur Radio Coordinator
John McHugh - K4AG, WX4NHC Amateur Radio Coordinator
Rob Macedo - KD1CY, VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations
Gregg Sarratt - W4OZK, ARRL Southeast Division Director


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