National Hurricane Conference 2013
Amateur Radio: Disaster Communications
Presented at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA -- March 25, 2013
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Last Updated:  9/1/2013


The following is a collection of media files from the Amateur Radio Workshop presented at the National Hurricane Conference on March 25, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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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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Session #1 -- March 25, 2013
10:30-12:00:  Amateur Radio Hurricanes Irene & Sandy Presentations

Topic
Duration
Speaker
Description

6min 55sec Matt Anderson-KD5KNZ An in-depth review of the Louisiana response to Hurricane Isaac
31min 4sec
Rob Macedo - KD1CY
An in-depth review of the Southern New England response to Hurricane Sandy

 
39min 9sec Dennis Dura - K2DCD An in-depth review of the New Jersey response to Hurricane Sandy

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Session #2 -- March 25, 2013
13:30-15:00:  Presentations by the WX4NHC and the National Hurricane Center

Topic
Duration
Speakers
Description

37min 42sec

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 18sec
John McHugh - K4AG
WX4NHC Coordinator John McHugh - K4AG discusses WX4NHC's initiatives to collect more real-time weather data during hurricanes and beyond.
18min 32sec
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.
18min 10sec
Dr. Rick Knabb
Director, NHC Miami, FL
Dr. Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL explains how important surface reports are during a hurricane and how they assist the forecasters in their decision-making.

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Session #3 -- March 25, 2013
15:30-17:00:  Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP WX Net, ARRL, and RAP Session Presentations

Topic

Duration

Speakers

Description

17min 36sec Joe Stepansky - KQ3F This presentation will focus on a brief introduction to the Hurricane Watch Net.
12min 0sec Rob Macedo - KD1CY This presentation will focus on a brief introduction to the VoIP Hurricane Net.
16min 54sec 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.

39min 52sec

Mike Corey - KI1U
Rob Macedo - KD1CY
Julio Ripoll - WD4R
John McHugh - K4AG
Matt Anderson - KD5KNZ
Joe Stepansky - KQ3F

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
Workshop Presentations from 3/25/13 10:30-12:00; 13:30-15:00; 15:30-17:00

Julio Ripoll - WD4R, WX4NHC Asst. Amateur Radio Coordinator
John McHugh - K4AG, WX4NHC Amateur Radio Coordinator
Rob Macedo - KD1CY, VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations
Dennis Dura - K2DCD, New Jersey Department of Homeland Security
Mike Corey - KI1U, ARRL Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Matt Anderson - KD5KNZ, GOHSEP RACES
Joe Stepansky - KQ3F, Hurricane Watch Net
Dr. Rick Knabb, Director - National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL (Workshop Speaker)
 


Amateur Radio RAP Session
The Emergency Manager's Hidden Resource

Presentation from 3/27/13  16:15-17:00

MODERATOR: 

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

SPEAKERS:
Julio Ripoll - WD4R, WX4NHC Asst. Amateur Radio Coordinator
Rob Macedo - KD1CY, VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations
John McHugh - K4AG, WX4NHC Amateur Radio Coordinator
Matt Anderson - KD5KNZ, GOHSEP RACES
Joe Stepansky - KQ3F, Hurricane Watch Net

 


Amateur Radio Presentation Schedule:

Monday, March 25 -- 10:30-12:00 CDT*

 

10:30

Opening Remarks
(5 Minutes - Presented by John-K4AG)

 

10:35

Local Presenter on Hurricane Isaac
(25 Minutes - Presented by Matt-KD5KNZ)

 

11:00

Hurricane Sandy:  A New England Perspective
(30 Minutes - Presented by Rob-KD1CY)

 

11:30

Hurricane Sandy:  A Mid-Atlantic Perspective
(30 Minutes - Presented by Dennis-K2DCD)

Monday, March 25 -- 13:30-15:00 CDT*

 

13:30

WX4NHC Group Presentation
(25 Minutes - Presented by Julio-WD4R)

 

13:55

Weather Initiatives by WX4NHC
(15 Minutes - Presented by John-K4AG)

 

14:10

WX4NHC Group Response to Haiti Earthquake Crisis
(30 Minutes - Presented by Julio - WD4R)

 

14:40

Importance of Amateur Radio / Spotter Surface Reports
(20 Minutes - Presented by NHC Director Dr. Rick Knabb)

Monday, March 25 -- 15:30-17:00 CDT*

 

15:30

Brief Overview of the Hurricane Watch Net
(15 Minutes - Presented by Joseph-KQ3F)

 

15:45

Brief Overview of the VoIP Hurricane Net
(15 Minutes - Presented by Rob-KD1CY)

 

16:00

ARRL Update
(15 Minutes - Presented by Mike-KI1U)

 

16:15

RAP Session -- Amateur Radio:  The Emergency Manager's Hidden Resource
(45 Minutes - Presented by KI1U, KD1CY, K2DCD, K4AG, WD4R, W4OZK)

***NOTE:  All times are in CDT and are approximate / subject to change.
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LINKS OF INTEREST:

WX4NHC Amateur Radio Page www.wx4nhc.org
VoIP Hurricane Net: www.voipwx.net

Hurricane Watch Net:

www.hwn.org
American Radio Relay League: www.arrl.org
ARRL Southeast Division: southeastern.arrl.org
National Hurricane Conference: www.hurricanemeeting.org
Southern New England SKYWARN: www.wx1box.org
Eastern MA ARES:  ares.ema.arrl.org
North Shore Radio Association: www.nsradio.org
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