Dr. Richard Knabb, Director of The National Hurricane Center
with Julio Ripoll WD4R & John McHugh K4AG
Amateur Radio Coordinators at NHC
Dr. Richard Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center: "When I was a hurricane specialist here at NHC, especially during the extremely busy year of 2005, I frequently relied on information from dedicated HAM radio operators in the U.S. and in many other countries. They are key partners with us as we disseminate forecasts and warnings, and collect all available data both while an active tropical cyclone is out there, and after the event when the crucial task of documenting the impacts is conducted. Our HAM radio friends are as passionate as we are at NHC about disaster safety and preparedness, and they provide a method of communicating that has withstood the test of time, even in the midst of other technological advances. Thank you to all who participate in and support this important community."
We congratulate Dr. Knabb on his appointment as Director of NHC
and thank him for his of support of the Amateur Radio operations at NHC.
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