FLORIDA HURRICANE NET (FHN)
FHN is being activated again.
The net will start Monday on August 11th at 21:00 hours.
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®
"ARES" Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a registered trade mark of the American radio Relay League, Incorporated 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.
Brevard County will be using the Brevard D-Star repeater KJ4OXT Port C located in Cocoa, Florida on the frequency of 147.045 with a positive offset Linked to REF037C.
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 and the CFL Ratflector.
Bob, N6USP will be the Net Manager for the FHN.  
HURRICANE NET SCRIPT. PDF
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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 Reflector Ø37C.
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 RE046C and the NFL Ratflector. 
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.
The net will take check-ins using the Quick Key Format to transmit your Call sign. When your Section is called, key your radio or Dongle for one second only when the frequency is clear. Net Control will acknowledge all check-ins seen.  If your station is not acknowledged, be patient, Net Control will ask for additional check-ins.
Florida Hurricane Net News
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 Reflector Ø37C.
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 RE046C and the NFL Ratflector.
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.
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, please 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.
Current Radar Conditions for Florida
LINKS:
Florida Hurricane Net Call Out List Application in PDF   Data Base Application
Reflector 04C
  Dashboard
Weather Links
The Hurricane Watch Net
National Weather Service
National Hurricane Center
SkyWarn


Organizational Links
Northern Florida Section
West Central Florida Section
Southern Florida Section
D-Star  Links
D-Star Training Presentations
D-Star Information

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D-VAP Tool 1.02 Download

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Contacts
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