Hurricane Maria

HWN recognizes CEWN

The Hurricane Watch Net has awarded the CEWN a certificate of appreciation for support and all efforts during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.

Thank YOU

A huge thank you goes out to J85K Kumar and the team of cross island Operators for the Service rendered to the region during the passages and aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria! We thank you for the emcomm provided for the three week period.
JOB WELL DONE! we thank you.


Echolink Node J62DX two way into J7

The Echolink Node J62DX-L has been hooked up to the Dominica Repeater since Hurricane Maria. It was set to listen only to allow for emcomm traffic to flow freely.
The EOC has released the Amateur Operators of full time duty, allowing us to now provide full two way comms into Dominica via Echolink onto UHF repeater.  Please keep in mind Dominica is still reeling from the blows and is working hard at rebuilding, thus traffic is likely to still be passed. Keep the TX to short times etc. You guys and gals know what to do right.
I will leave it on the Dominica frequency untill at least Sunday eve, if requested for longer I will comply.

73 de J69DS

Echolink soon two way again into J7

Hi all,

The echolink node J62DX has been one way (listen only) since the passage of Hurricane Maria by request of the DARCI to allow a clear channel for communication on island.
However the EOC operations are winding down at this point and with no exact date it seems likely that during this week we will be allowed to revert back to two way comms on the Echolink into the J7 Repeater. I know many J7 operators overseas (USA, Canada, UK and others) so I think they will appreciate the inbound connection, thus I will leave it on the J7 repeater for time whilst it is needed.

73 J69DS (Owner/Operator J62DX Node)

Net officially stands down

The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net has officially stood down from its activation since Hurricane Irma and right through Hurricane Maria.
The net was activated on the 5th of September and has run in extended (24 hours) mode since then till yesterday Saturday 30th September.
The net has handled many messages/traffic in and out of the affected areas.


EchoLink one Way

The echolink [J62DX] system has been put in a listen only mode at this time. At this time the Operators are not accepting incoming Health and Welfare traffic. As is indicated on the front page please send those requests to . As soon as they can handle the incoming traffic, the operators on Dominica will indicate this to the CEWN.

Bear patience please.


Welfare Traffic to Dominica

At this time Dominica is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane, and at this time the Operators are unable to deal with Health and Welfare traffic.
At this time we have an email where you can send you H &W traffic to it will be held and as soon as the operators can handle it will be forwarded and replies collected.

The email to send you Health and Welfare Traffic and requests to is:
In the email please indicate clearly:
Your Name and location (country city)
Whom you are inquiring of (full name)
Location / Community The person(s) are at
An email and /or phone number to reach you at for the return info


HF and UHF links into Dominica


Currently J69DS has his server for remote hams on listening to the CEWN on 3.815 and later qsy to 7.188 MHz
also echolink (look for the J62DX node) is  on the UHF Repeater  in Dominica. Do NOT transmit unless you have valid traffic for  Dominica.

Please keep the EmComm frequencies CLEAR.  Only transmit of you have valid traffic for the net!

For remote hams install the client to connect to the j69ds remote to listen only. 
TX can be granted to the relevant authorities if needed.

Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from To follow the net once installed, open Select Net and choose the Caribbean Emergency and Weather net. For our net controls a full write up is found under the Net Control listing.
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Trinidad & Tobago

1030z: 9Y4HW Harry
2230z: 9Z4DT John
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1030z: Open
2230z: Open

1030z: Open
2230z: 8P6BE Henderson
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony

Saint Lucia

2230z: J69X Stephen
Saint Lucia

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: Open

CEWN is always looking for net control stations. please use the contact form under the Net Control menu item to apply. In times of emergency this is a very important position. It might just be the only way to communicate right after a disaster.