Nets Activate for Tropical Storm Otto, Hurricane Watch Net in Monitoring Mode

Amateur Radio emergency nets on 40 and 75 meters have activated in anticipation that Tropical Storm Otto may make landfall in Central America. In Costa Rica a net is operational on 7080 kHz. In Nicaragua, National Emergency Net frequencies in use are 7098 kHz (7105 kHz alternate) and 3798 kHz (3805 kHz alternate). The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) continues to keep an eye on the progress of Tropical …

Indian Radio Amateurs Report More Mystery Signals

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, radio amateurs who have been hearing mysterious signals on 2 meters for the past 5 months have tracked them down to a source somewhere off the Maharashtra-Gujarat coast in the Arabian Sea. Ankur Puranik, VU2AXN, a spokesperson for a local Amateur Radio club, said the group had advised the Ministry of Telecommunications as well as defense and law enforcement …

Hurricane Watch Net Monitoring Progress of Tropical Storm Otto

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Otto. “While November Hurricanes do occur, those that make landfall are rare,” said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. “Over the past few days, the National Hurricane Center has been expecting a tropical system to form in the southwestern Caribbean. Early this morning, Tropical Depression 16 developed about 300 m…