Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, says the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been relatively quiet up until now, but September typically is the peak month for storms. The quick-developing Tropical Storm Gordon now is forecast to make landfall late on Tuesday evening as a Category 1 hurricane. In preparation, the Hurricane Watch Net will activate at 1500 UTC on September 4 on 14.325 MHz. The net remains at Alert Level 3.
“We will remain in operation on 20 meters until the band closes,” Graves said. “Additionally, we will start 40 meter operations on 7.268 MHz beginning at 2200 UTC and will remain operational overnight.