IRMA

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.

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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.

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Post Irma Anguilla Update from EOC

Banks are open ncba. 9-12,
Scotia 830-1139 & 1st Caribbean 9-12.

Government office. Customs, immigration and road bay port open for relief purposes.

Parliament meets for 2pm
Key agendas a bill for hurricane relief or customs exemption.

Airport small for small crafts and relief planes.

Vist from Dr. Harris prime minister of skb and others
Boric Johnson br. Foreign secetary.
Pleaded commitment for full support of Anguilla for ports schools, airport and electricity

Release supplies Continue coming in via red cross.
800 people or 200 families 4 per family.
Day 1 started about 1200 person.

Government bldg has began clean up and reopening soon.

Clean up in neighborhood so relief can be placed into neighborhood.
And they can offer more control to the villages.

Radio AXA 0600- 1800

Irma frequencies in the Caribbean

The Aruba Amateur Radio Club has a few hams doing Emcomm and H&W  traffic on Sint Maarten

The frequencies used are 7.191 MHz Lsb and 14.290 MHz Usb (20m as a backup) The call is PJ7/P43R

The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is on 7.188 Lsb from  12:00 UTC till 22:30 UTC with Operators on standby all day.
Some of the NC’s on are J69BB J85K J35X and many others assisting in the effort

The net has regular contact now with
Vp2EIH on Anguilla,
Vp2VFK on Tortola,
FS4WBS on Saint Martin,
possible contact to Saint Maarten via PJ7/P43R or via P43L

The IRLP/EchoLink service between Anguilla (AARC), Antigua (ARC), Saint Lucia (J6 Portbale), Aruba (AARC) has been up, also back on is Sint Maarten via the Aruba Club effort and presence.
This network gives vhf comms across all the nodes.

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Net Frequencies

The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is currently running extended sessions.

During the day the net will be on 7.188 MHz Lsb.

In the evening and night it will be on 3.815 MHz Lsb

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Our preferred Logging is NetLogger Please download it from http://www.netlogger.org 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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Sunday:
Trinidad & Tobago

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

1030z: Open
2230z: Open
Tuesday:
Barbados

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

1030z: J69B Barnard
2230z: KP2Z Tony
Thursday:
Barbados

1030z:Open
2230z:Open
Friday:
Saint Lucia

1030z:Open
2230z: J69X Stephen
Saturday:
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.